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Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins is an international full-service law firm with 156 partners and more than 330 lawyers with local knowledge and expertise through offices located in London, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Birmingham, Dubai, Exeter, Malaysia, Manchester and Oman.

The firm's clients are diverse and include banks, pension funds, embassies, institutional investors, private equity funds, public and private companies, government departments, charities and high net worth individuals across a diverse range of industry sectors.

The firm has a long established track record for its inward investment work from the Middle East, Far East, Europe, North America and elsewhere in a range of asset classes and sectors.

Trowers & Hamlins' real estate team advises those wishing to invest in the UK from overseas on UK property investment, development and funding, both residential and development. Their multi-disciplinary real estate team advises on investment and development across commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use real estate with a strong inward investment practice. Their award-winning construction practice is, justifiably, one of the leaders in the legal field.

The firm's commercial and corporate lawyers advise on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, private equity, corporate finance, commercial contracts and company law, IT-related matters, copyright and trademark issues and the law relating to data protection. The firm also has a long-established reputation for providing a comprehensive private client service to high-net-worth individuals, companies and trusts, internationally.

Trowers & Hamlins' Energy and Sustainability group combines specialist lawyers from across the firm – bringing together key sector experience on energy projects, sustainability initiatives and transactions involving natural resources.

The firm's banking and finance expertise covers a broad range of transactions and finance types including asset finance, housing finance, Islamic finance, project finance and real estate finance. The team is experienced in advising clients across the sector including lenders, borrowers, funders, investors (private and institutional) and intermediaries on both traditional and alternative financings and investment opportunities.

Trowers & Hamlins' litigation practice supports clients in contractual and commercial property disputes, fraud and asset recovery, banking and financial disputes, professional negligence – especially in the construction and engineering fields – and judicial review and contentious procurement, in the UK or overseas

With a leading reputation in the provision of legal services, globally, Trowers & Hamlins are ranked in over 90 categories across the UK and international editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, the independent legal directories.

The firm has had a strong presence in the Middle East since 1959 and has been involved in, and continues to work on, many ‘first in country’ and ground-breaking projects and transactions. The team has an unrivalled track record of advising in-coming foreign investors seeking to take equity stakes or other roles in companies in the region. The team has handled Islamic finance transactions for more than 15 years, advising a wide range of Islamic banks, financial institutions, companies and other entities on Shari’ah compliant transactions and funding structures.

Main Practice Areas

Banking and Finance
Dispute Resolution
Employment and Pensions
Energy and Infrastructure
Private Wealth
Projects and infrastructure
Public sector / Local government
Real Estate
Housing and Regeneration


Burjuman Business Tower
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road
(Trade Centre Road)
PO Box 23092
United Arab Emirates
Floor P1, Tower C1
Al Bateen Towers
Bainuna Street
PO Box 45628
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Bahrain World Trade Center
7th Floor
West Tower
PO Box 3012
Al Jawhara Building
Al Muntazah Street
Shatti Al Qurum, PO Box 2991
PC 112, Muscat
Sultanate of Oman

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