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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 3United Arab EmiratesGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Substantial real estate group with teams in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Advises a wide variety of clients, including major developers as well as airport authorities and well-known retailers. Able to assist with the full range of real estate matters, from transactional mandates such as acquisitions, planning and structuring to real estate litigation. Has extensive knowledge of strata management and is often mandated to handle drafting and documentation for developers. Also well versed in hospitality matters.

Strengths

Clients are "delighted with the support and quality of advice" provided by the firm.

One source found BCLP to be "a highly skilled and experienced legal firm when it comes to planning, environment and governance."

Work highlights

Advising Deliveroo on the real estate requirements of its operations in the UAE.

Notable practitioners

David Nunn is based in Abu Dhabi and possesses a wealth of experience across the real estate market. With notable expertise in strata title structures and redevelopments, he is often mandated by government entities and hospitality groups.

"Go-to lawyer" Hazel Shakur Quinn has a broad practice that covers numerous real estate investments and developments throughout the UAE. Her clients include sovereign wealth funds and developers. She also regularly works on leasings for both landlords and tenants.

Stephen Kelly joined the Dubai office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner towards the end of 2020 after leaving Dechert. He garners substantial praise in the market for his in-depth knowledge of strata matters. He also possesses a deep understanding of leasing and sales issues relating to mixed-use developments. Regular clients of his include hospitality groups, government entities and developers.

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United Arab Emirates

Real Estate


David P Nunn
Band 3
Hazel Shakur Quinn
Band 2
Stephen Kelly
Band 2