Spencer West launched our Dubai office in 2021 with a vision to transform the way legal services are delivered across UAE and the Middle East. Our presence in the UAE boasts two locations in Dubai and offers our local and international clients a highly qualified bilingual team of legal advisors specialising in all key disciplines of law, including public and private law across corporate commercial and private wealth matters and with both an international and UAE law capability. The firm acts for many renowned, leading local and foreign companies operating locally and globally, as well as high net worth individuals and members of the UAE and international business community.

With rights of audience in the UAE Court, Supreme Court and the DIFC Courts, we provide a high-quality full-service corporate, commercial, disputes and private wealth offering.

As the UAE has developed as a key commercial jurisdiction, our clients increasingly require cross-jurisdictional advice. Our client-driven experts are focused on providing clear and concise advice to businesses and individuals wherever and whenever it is needed. As part of a substantial and growing international law firm, we are well placed to advise across a vast spectrum of commercial and private wealth matters, drawing on our wider expertise in the firm and our international connections for the benefit of our clients.

Our fast-growing and dynamic team works in a way that benefits our clients, adding tangible value cost effectively when protecting and advancing our clients’ interests. Working in close association with our local affiliated firm Kashwani Law, and using our innovative, Partner-led operational structure, clients connected to the region are now able to benefit from working alongside our highly experienced team of senior lawyers across a comprehensive range of practice areas where we have deep expertise.

Supported by our highly regarded administrative team, our Dubai office has substantial capability across a range of sectors and practice areas. We advise across corporate and commercial work, including mergers and acquisitions, contracting, IT and Telecoms, and provide advice in relation to commercial litigation and disputes and private wealth work including trusts, high net worth family law and contentious trusts. We have expertise specifically in relation to local UAE law as well as international law, and we assist UAE based and internationally based companies and individuals on their business law and private client requirements.

Specialist Expertise
  • Corporate and M&A
  • PPP
  • GDPR
  • Commercial contracts
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • E-commerce
  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Footwear, Textile, Fashion
  • Gambling and betting
  • Sport
  • Entertainment
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial
  • UAE litigation
  • International Disputes
  • Shipping & Maritime Law

Meet our team

Ishtiaq Nawaz- Chechi
Partner – Real Estate, Lending, Commercial
Irina Heaver
Partner - Emerging Technology: AI, Web3 and Digital Assets
Ahmed A Kashwani
Lawyer – UAE
Hassan Kashwani
Lawyer – UAE
Jazmine Stevenson (née Bernard)
Lawyer and Business Development – UAE