Legal Consultants

Trench & Associates DMCC is a legal consultancy which is dedicated to providing quality services with a client-driven methodology while maintaining uncompromising ethics and professionalism. We have an open and friendly culture, and prioritize meeting and exceeding client expectations.



The DBA Associates

The DBA Associates,Cynthia Trench’s masterclass on the legal side of doing business is an eye-opener for anyone who wishes to establish a new business in the UAE. The session provides invaluable insights into the legal framework that governs business activities both on the mainland and in free zones. The DBA Associates and I were delighted to welcome Cynthia back for a 5th year in a row to deliver this insightful session. With a mix of lecture, discussions, and exercises complex legal concepts were laid out in a clear and concise manner, making it easy for even a layperson like myself to understand. Whether established as a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, this masterclass is highly recommended to anyone who is looking to do business in the UAE. -Karen Manasfi – 24 January 2022

HILTI Corporation

HILTI Corporation, Webinar – Effectively Managing Assets in the UAE

“We would like to share our appreciation to Cynthia Trench from Trench & Associates DMCC Legal Consultants for conducting a workshop for our employees on ‘Effective Management of Assets in the UAE’. Based on the feedback from our staff, it was extremely relevant and useful. Interactive and engaging presentation style, very clear language for a diverse audience without legal background and opportunity to discuss individual cases made the session a great learning experience. Thanks again for your professional and highly useful presentation. We definitely recommend it to both corporate as well as individual customers who seek advice and support in managing their assets in the UAE.” – 14 May 2023

Emirates Airlines Staff

Emirates Airlines: It was useful and informative.  Great presentation; Excellent session – thank you so much! Sessions like these are very important for expats hence make an effort to organize them very often with updates on laws governing inheritance/ insurances etc that has direct bearing on individual and family staying away from homeland. It was a wake-up call for me to sort this out… Excellent and informative webinar. Please keep these coming as the info presented was extremely insightful and useful. Well done!  Lots of great information from an extremely knowledgeable lady. – 18 May 2023

Ms Sahar

Ms Sahar Masud: I want to thank you very very sincerely for all you have done for me in obtaining this residence visa which was issued yesterday ! … I had huge support from you and it made the entire procedure much easier.  I want to express my gratitude as well to the superb effort Mr. Sharaf did for me yesterday ! He was professional , courteous and made all efforts to allow me to finish the procedures even though I was not able to walk much ….

He was very organized and we got through everything in record time I am sure. – 15 October 2023

Livewire Production FZ LLE

Livewire Production FZ LLE:  As we reflect on our recent successes and look forward to future opportunities, I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for your exceptional work and support throughout our business transactions in Dubai. Over the past few years, we have collaborated on two significant deals, and your legal expertise, strategic thinking, and attention to detail have been invaluable in ensuring the best possible outcomes. Your dedication to our shared objectives and ability to navigate complex legal matters has been commendable. Your unwavering commitment and guidance give me the confidence that we will continue to thrive under your counsel. Your professionalism and passion for your work make you a tremendous asset to our team, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Trench & Associates DMCC. – Stewart Miller17 April 2023

Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners – Private Wealth Law, UAE: Cynthia Trench of Trench & Associates advises high-net-worth clients on private wealth matters. A source says: “She’s very technical and good to work with. She’s good on expat wills and things like that. She’d be at the top of my list for expat advice.” – 1 September 2021

Cathy and Jim Miller

Cathy and Jim Miller – RESIDENCE, NEW PARENT 10 YEARS VISA: Dear all. I agree, amazing support and service. Thank you everyone. Best regards – 13 November 2023