MEAM UAE Business Awards 2018

MEAMARKETS / 2018 UAE Business Awards 81 , Best Corporate Law Firm - Dubai Trench&Associates is a full service lawfirmthat specialises in corporate, property and construction business law.We caught upwith the firm’s Principal Cynthia Trench to find outmore. Trench & Associates is a boutique law firm that delivers a bespoke quality service using a progressive, strategic and solution-driven methodology while at the same time relying uncompromisingly on ethics, integrity and professionalism. Cynthia discusses the firm’s service offering in more detail. “Here at Trench & Associates, we are a boutique firm, catering to our corporate clients in every way from corporate set- up to succession and estate planning, property transactions, mergers and acquisitions and litigation. In recent years we have been assisting Hong Kong specialists, supporting them in HK IPOs where they have Dubai Subsidiaries.” “As a boutique firm we are able to offer clients a bespoke and supportive service whilst at the same time offering exceptional knowledge and expertise. Our advice cuts through all the voluminous and unnecessary advice some larger firms would give, which in most cases, is unsuitable and of course expensive.” In order to provide this exceptional level of service to clients, staff are of the utmost importance to Trench & Associates, and as such Cynthia is keen to highlight the firm’s internal culture and how it works to collaborate with both staff and clients. “Client service is a key part of our work, and therefore I consider my firm as my family and all members are part of a close-knit team. They know that they are fully supported and appreciated. We provide training and orientation programme second to none so that they are always able to provide our clients with cutting edge support that meets their needs.” Being based in Dubai offers the firm a range of opportunities, as the country is centrally located and allows Trench & Associates the chance to work with both European and Asian clients, as well as those based across the Middle East. However, there are a number of challenges facing the region’s legal market, which Cynthia believes she and her firm can work to overcome thanks to their dedication to excellence and experience in law. “Currently, the challenges the UAE’s legal market faces are to rise above the demanding competitive environment, the perceptions that taxation is a burden and that the financial and economic climate is hard to overcome. We need to overcome such issues and think outside of the box to support not only the Government but our industry to grow in the right way.” Looking ahead, Cynthia is keen to expand Trench & Associates to build upon its current achievements, as she is proud to conclude. “With regards to the future, I am hoping to induct a new partner or partners so that we can build upon our current expertise and enhance our specialist services including construction litigation and arbitration. This will enable us to support a wider range of clients and provide them with the exceptional level of service that we have come to pride ourselves on today.” UA180018 Company: Trench & Associates Contact: Cynthia Trench Address: 2nd Floor Union National Bank Building, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road, Dubai, PO Box 21832, UAE Phone: 00971 4 355 3146 Web Address: