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Real Estate

Acquisitions & Disposals • Master Planned and Mixed-Use Development • Jointly Owned Property Structuring • Financing • Real Estate Funds & REITS • Commercial Leases • Licensing & Regulatory • Dispute Resolution

Our market-leading real estate practice provides a comprehensive range of commercial real estate services across the entire Middle East region, with particular expertise in the Hotels & Leisure, Education and Healthcare sectors.   We provide sound commercial advice on all issues relevant to real estate matters.

The capabilities of our team combine regional and western qualification and in-depth knowledge of government institutions, local laws, regulations (and their application), together with technical and legal expertise and best practice.  Our team comprises bilingual lawyers fluent in Arabic and English, and we are well placed to navigate our clients through all their real estate requirements.

Since formation of our dedicated real estate practice in 2003, we have continued to lead the field, maintaining a Band 1 ranking in both Chambers Global and Legal 500.

Clients say: “The team is highly capable and pleasant to deal with; we find that they offer good value for their services. The firm has unique strengths in terms of combining common law expertise with local law expertise.” Chambers & Partners

Our real estate lawyers are consistently recognised as the go-to experts for the Middle East region, and we are regularly consulted by various governments throughout the Middle East region on the content and drafting of new property laws and regulations.  Our central involvement in the development of the region’s real estate legal framework ensures that we are able to give our clients accurate and up-to-date legal advice which is second to none.

Our clients range from public and private developers, investors, funds and REITs, financial institutions and landlords and tenants to land departments and government bodies and we regularly advise across a range of matters, including legislative and regulatory matters.

  • Financing and Securities
  • Establishment of Real Estate Funds & REITs
  • Jointly Owned Property schemes and mixed use development
  • Land acquisition and development (including joint ventures)
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Hotel & Resort Development and Management
  • Commercial, retail and industrial leasing
  • Establishment and licensing of Real Estate businesses
  • Dispute resolution (including litigation, local and international arbitration)

Meet the Team