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Merge Big – Clout’s History

One day in London some years ago, a discussion arose and from this discussion the idea of combining the expertise of two renowned legal firms with years’ worth of reliable, unmatched and successful expertise was born.

The sole goal of this fledgling partnership was to offer leading regional and international legal services to a diverse client base.  This new entity would build success by identifying opportunities and risks within multiple markets, while taking into account the unique aspects of regional and international law.

The roots of the personal and professional relationship between the founding organizations, Nassar & Partners Law firm and the Law & Arbitration Centre stretches back to 1980, where the founders of each, Mr. Abdallah Nassar Othman & Dr Hamzah Ahmad Haddad were adversaries in one of the largest legal claims in Jordan.  They went on to build reputable Law firms individually, each achieving sustained success lasting over 70 years.  Both businesses amassed vast experience along the way creating strong bonds with clients and developing solid reputations based on exceptional performance and service.

Sometimes, life makes things happen for a reason, and Clout has its roots in one discussion.  Mr. Ahmad H. Haddad and Ayham A. Othman, the eldest sons of the founders, found themselves together in a classroom at one of London’s Universities. The outcome of this meeting was creation of a well-established modern legal firm in the region starting from the business hub of the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates.

Today, the result is a Clout presence in three countries with five offices spread between Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Amman and Istanbul.

Expand Bigger – Development & Partnership

Since establishing its pioneering operation in the UAE during 2018, Clout has demonstrated inexhaustible ambition and garnered the attention of large national and international companies. Now, at this pivotal point, the opportunity for expansion into other legal areas beckons alongside the need to support our treasured clients across the different Emirates markets.

At the heart of Clout’s dawning ambition was a fateful meeting with Mrs. Basma Alaydi, the Managing Partner of Alaydi Law Firm, one of the oldest law firms in the UAE. Alaydi Law Firm was established in 1987 by Mr. Salim Alaydi who served as legal counsel to His Highness Sheikh Bin Muhammad Al Qassimi (Sharjah) and who also became one of the first judges in the UAE.

During that first momentous meeting, ideas for the future came to life; ideas of cooperation, ideas of shared expertise, of partnership and of mutual synergy. In the following months, bonds of trust were formed and three managing partners from three families united to share a dynamic and exciting journey – as partners in law in the United Arab Emirates.

Basma Alaydi Law Firm in association with Clout currently offers full range of legal services with regards to International Commercial Arbitration, ADR & Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Commercial Advisory, Companies Structuring, Investments, Due Diligence and Investigation. Covering a broad range of market sectors, including Banking, Pharmaceutical, Hospitality, Industrial, Manufacturing and Trade. Clout and its founding law firms have handled numerous high profile and high value cases, including a successful one Billion USD international conflict.

Our vision

From the onset, Clout is designed to be a “Legally Different” firm. In combination with its partners, Clout can provide the requisite strength needed to operate effectively across the region, guaranteeing Clout’s clients efficient services to match their needs. The firm is well positioned to supervise and follow up on cases in various jurisdictions. The firm’s attorneys have impressive expertise, which will be of benefit to business entities and corporations, as well as non-profit organizations.

The clear vision of Clout is to bring some of the market’s best attorneys and up-and-coming lawyers under one roof, united by their commitment to client satisfaction through professional legal representation.

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