Pinsent Masons

Real Estate Department

United Arab Emirates
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What the team is known for Respected firm leveraging its global construction expertise to assist with a range of high-profile real estate projects. Active across the Middle East. Frequently called upon for advice on cross-border matters in the region. Often works on behalf of contractors, hotel operators, developers, educational establishments and government entities.

Strengths The team makes a positive impression on several sources, who say: "They're highly professional in their approach, both in terms of responsiveness and the quality of advice they provide."

Other impressed clients say the firm is "great value and always gives commercial advice."

Work highlights Assisted Jiangsu Province Overseas Cooperation & Investment with its leasing arrangements for a major plot of land located in Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Industrial Zone.

Notable practitioners

Peers describe Philip Corfield-Smith as someone who is "well known in the market," adding that working opposite him is "a very good experience." Clients go on to praise his in-depth knowledge of real estate law. He is frequently active on large-scale hospitality and infrastructure projects.