Clifford Chance LLP

Real Estate Department

United Arab Emirates
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What the team is known for Respected firm with very strong capabilities throughout the Middle East. Frequently active on behalf of developers, hotel operators and sovereign wealth funds. Clients hail from sectors such as hospitality and financial services. Especially noted for its Arabic-language capabilities and regularly assists with real estate issues arising from major M&A transactions.

Strengths Clients laud Clifford Chance as an "excellent firm with very talented lawyers," observing that "they have a good depth of experience and good local knowledge."

Work highlights Advised Standard Chartered on its financing of a shopping centre development on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators say Tariq Imam  "is incredibly busy and does a lot of good work.He is widely respected among interviewees and his practice covers a diverse array of commercial real estate, with notable experience assisting with hospitality and healthcare matters.