Who we are

"The region's foremost boutique commercial and private client law firm"

Davidson & Co was established by founding partner Jonathon Davidson in 2008 and continues to expand rapidly by attracting lawyers with significant experience of practising in Dubai and throughout the GCC.

Our team includes lawyers and staff from the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, India and Pakistan. The firm’s mix of lawyers from all around the world allows us to accommodate clients by operating in a myriad of languages and cultures. The firm offers lawyers fluent in English, Arabic, Russian, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Collectively as a firm our lawyers have over 50 years' experience in the UAE, both in private practice with respected local and international law firms, and in industry with UAE government companies, NASDAQ and FTSE listed organisations.

We are a member of Legalink, a global legal network comprising more than 60 independent business-oriented law firms in addition to IFG, a handpicked group of specialist fraud lawyers across 18 countries focused on securing injunctions, asset recovery, and trust-busting remedies in key offshore jurisdictions.

With our depth of experience we can assist clients, both corporate and private, with the nuances of local business practises and the rigours of international commerce. Each member of our team strives to understand the needs of our clients' businesses, to add value wherever possible, and to ensure ongoing development and success.

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Mission Statement

  • We are always one step ahead to advise on the changes in the law and serve our clients’ needs as they arise.
  • We maximise opportunities for our clients whilst protecting their interests.
  • We see ourselves as your partners in business as we too share the vision that the Rulers of the UAE have set for the years ahead.
  • We recognise that for our clients to be risk takers and achieve their desired goals, sound legal and commercial advice is required from the beginning. Through our sector expertise and in-depth understanding of the region, we advise our clients on a range of legal services providing tailor-made advice to fit their individual needs.

Core Values

  • Davidson & Co is a unique hybrid of a local firm operated by lawyers drawn from across the globe, with international training and experience.
  • We know that the ‘legal experience’ for clients who instruct us will be an enjoyable one, and we have created a very flexible, friendly, and efficient office which is designed to meet client needs in a seamless and stress free manner.
  • We want to encourage fledgling businesses to come and work with us and draw upon our collective experience of more than 50 years in the region.
  • This wide range and length of experience are as useful to established businesses as it is to new and young companies. We have a number of clients with AED billions in turnover, and we know that our dynamic and refreshing approach to the provision of legal services and is welcomed by both large and small companies alike.

Language Capabilities

Our mix of lawyers from all over the world means that we can operate in a myriad of languages and cultures. We have experience and connections with the UAE in the UK, Europe, Australasia, US and CIS. In addition to English, we speak Russian, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Rest assured if we can’t ourselves speak fluently in any particular language, we will have no difficulty in finding someone to help who can.

Our USP is quality and the ability to deal with any problem or issue relating to you, or your business, within Dubai and the UAE.