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Duncan Pickering

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Real Estate
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Real Estate - United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi managing partner Duncan Pickering is a well-established lawyer whose work spans the breadth of the real estate market. This includes handling leasings for mixed-use developments as well as advising on the management of properties in the hospitality sector.
"Duncan Pickering is the guru on landlord and tenant legislation in the UAE. He's a first-class lawyer who can get the deal done, balancing legal risk with commercial needs."
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Duncan is a partner in DLA Piper's Abu Dhabi office. Duncan has more than 20 years' experience in advising clients on real estate transactions including investment acquisition and disposals and transactions with cross border/ complex structuring elements.

He acts on the development and leasing of large mixed-use schemes. Duncan undertakes advisory engagements for clients across the Middle East relating to the design and implementation of regulatory systems for the registration and management of real estate at national and project levels.

Before moving to Abu Dhabi in 2008 Duncan spent 11 years practicing in DLA Piper's City of London office.

Duncan Pickering


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Phone number

14-105, 14, Wework/Hub71

Al Khatem Tower

Abu Dhabi Global Market Square

Al Maryah Island

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

PO Box 109950

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Real Estate 2022 in UAE

Authors: Duncan Pickering, Nicola de Sylva, Sean Cope, Paul McViety