Real Estate & Construction

Real Estate & Construction

Real estate and construction have been central areas of focus for our firm since its establishment. With extensive involvement in complex disputes and matters, we possess unparalleled insight into both the legal aspects and unique processes of this sector.

Our thorough understanding of UAE construction and property law combined with diverse commercial real estate experiences across all property types, from planning to leasing, mean we are industry leaders when it comes to real estate and construction matters. We regularly represent developers, contractors, and state-owned entities in large-scale litigation and arbitration proceedings.
We handle disputes under major arbitral institutions such as ICC, DIAC and ADCCAC. Our local presence grants us an edge in construction disputes, and we place a strong emphasis on staying updated with changes in law, regulations, processes and procedures.. Our construction lawyers excel in enforcement and nullification proceedings before the UAE national courts.
Beyond dispute resolution, our team offers tailored FIDIC-based construction agreement drafting, regulatory advice, and negotiation with third parties. We offer responsive guidance on joint ventures, land use, and more, with a comprehensive approach to coordinating projects from inception to completion. Our corporate department advises on real estate procurement and disposal. We provide front-end and back-end services, advising on a wide variety of construction issues.
Recognized for our expertise, we collaborate with international law firms due to our in-depth knowledge of local laws and regulations. Our reputation extends to diverse clients, including developers, financial institutions, government bodies, and landlords.

Key aspects of our real estate team:


  • Leadership in the real estate practice area
  • A blend of regional and Western trained lawyers
  • Specialists in real estate dispute resolution
  • In-depth understanding of local laws and regulations
  • Comprehensive commercial real estate experience
  • Expertise in joint ventures, zoning, and planning
  • Establishment of real estate funds and REITs
  • Representing developers, contractors, and state-owned entities
  • Handling disputes under major arbitral institutions
  • Leveraging local knowledge for an advantage in disputes
  • Providing end-to-end services, from drafting to negotiation


Our robust construction team navigates the demanding UAE construction industry, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters. With civil and common law backgrounds, we excel in advising on procurement and dispute resolution. 
Our lawyers are experts in crafting claims, whether it be for a contractor or employer. They are also highly experienced in efficiently and effectively assessing evidentiary issues and marshalling and analysing large quantities of data. 
We also collaborate closely with foremost independent experts, assessing delay and disruption, quantum, and technical claims. Our strategic guidance aids in claims management, negotiated resolutions, and providing mediation support.

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