Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Real Estate Department

United Arab Emirates
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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.

Strengths The team is regarded by interviewees as one that is "very strong both technically and commercially."

Work highlights Advised a UAE conglomerate on the acquisition of a major Dubai office tower, as well as the related financing.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise David Nunn , one saying: "I regard him highly and have confidence in his advice and the work submitted; he is able to work to strict timescales and funding parameters." His broad practice covers a range of transactional real estate matters.

Hazel Shakur Quinn has impressed clients by being "very knowledgeable, calm and incisive." She is known for her high-quality drafting and is recognised as a tough negotiator. Sources elaborate: "She's very practical and commercial, delivers a good service and provides very good drafting in plain English."