Charles Russell Speechlys

United Arab Emirates

Index Tower, West Entrance Level 20
Unit 2002, DIFC
United Arab Emirates


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Partner: Mark Hill
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Year of Establishment: 2014
Languages Spoken at the Firm: Arabic English (fluent) Greek French Russian Spanish Swedish

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is one of the oldest and most respected law firms in the UK with more than 170 partners and over 650 lawyers operating from 11 international offices around the world, with offices in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the UK.

We have an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs. This gives us a wider perspective, clear insight and a strongly commercial long-term view. We use this approach to secure the growth of our clients as they move confidently into the future.

We have worked alongside clients in the Middle East for over fourteen years and pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients a service which flows seamlessly across our offices in the region with expert lawyers who have many years’ of expertise and experience in Intellectual Property (IP). Many of our team are fluent in both English and Arabic.

Our team deals extensively with IP issues around the world. Being an international law firm enables our international multi-disciplinary team to provide contentious and non-contentious legal services relating to IP across the globe, presenting clients with a complete ‘one stop shop’ to meet all their needs and achieve their long-term goals across the full range of IP. 

We are passionate about understanding our clients’ needs and objectives. We are focused not only on delivering solutions and personal guidance but also on providing comprehensive legal insight and commercial judgment.

Drawing upon extensive industry knowledge, our team work closely with clients to establish their needs and objectives for IP protection and identify the most suitable form, geographical extent, and availability of protection, with a focus on a client’s specific business needs both current and future. We assist clients with maximising the value of IP to their businesses through licensing, acquisitions or disposals. We cover a broad range of commercial needs from research, development and joint ventures to franchising and merchandising. We also implement registered trade mark and design programmes, and manage portfolios regionally and internationally. We have built long-term relationships with clients in the Middle East region and internationally and have looked after a number of our clients’ brands and IP requirements for decades.


Last updated 12th February 2021

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  • Designs
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  • IP transactions
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  • Life sciences IP
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  • Patent prosecution
  • Trade mark
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trade mark prosecution

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