Real Estate | Global
United Arab Emirates
Rankings overview for Departments
- Andrew Thomson Al Tamimi & Company11 Years Ranked
- Duncan Pickering DLA Piper Middle East LLP13 Years Ranked
- Alexis WallerClyde & Co LLP
- Steven HendersonEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP - Dubai
- Geoff Smith CMS (UAE) LLP6 Years Ranked
- Sarah Mahood Greenberg Traurig Limited2 Years Ranked
- Shahram Safai Afridi & Angell16 Years Ranked
- David P NunnBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
- Louisa LynchPinsent Masons LLP
- Moustafa SaidWisefields
- Philip Corfield-SmithPinsent Masons LLP
Up and Coming
Associates to watch
- Emma GeorgeEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP - Dubai
- Joe CarrollDentons
All Departments profiles
1Al Tamimi & CompanyReal Estate2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years RankedAl Tamimi's top-tier real estate group acts for several leading regional developers and also advises an impressive list of well-known corporate clients on the real estate aspects of their businesses. The team is adept at matters relating to commercial leases, as well as assisting with acquisitions in the retail and hospitality sectors. It is also able to provide representation in various real estate-related disputes. The firm leverages its extensive regional coverage on cross-border work. 1DLA Piper Middle East LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years RankedDLA Piper has a first-rate real estate team in the UAE which leverages the extensive global footprint of the wider law firm to service clients throughout the Middle East. It is able to advise on real estate matters from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai, possessing noteworthy expertise relating to the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors. It further demonstrates a wealth of experience handling matters on behalf of government entities.
- Clyde & Co LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 1
2Allen & Overy LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedThis law firm fields one of the most respected real estate practice in the UAE. It services an impressive range of clients hailing from sectors such as hospitality and finance, in addition to acting for well-known real estate developers. It is frequently sought out for its expertise in multi-stranded transactional mandates. In 2024 Allen & Overy is set to merge with US law firm Shearman & Sterling, giving a further boost to the team's overseas connections. 2Clifford Chance LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years RankedClifford Chance has a respected real estate team in Dubai which is frequently active on behalf of some of the market's best-known developers. It also acts for an impressive list of hotel operators, financial entities and regulatory authorities. The team advises on the acquisition and sale of major real estate assets, as well as providing structuring and development guidance in relation to high-end residential and resort properties. Further expertise concerns leasing and hotel management agreements.
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 2
3Baker McKenzie LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedBaker McKenzie fields a compact real estate team in Dubai, but one which represents an impressive list of clients. These include well-known property developers in addition to regional business conglomerates and Emirati family groups. The practice also regularly advises major hotel and hospitality brands on issues relating to management agreements, and is noted for its significant experience concerning joint ownership. 3Hadef & PartnersReal Estate2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years RankedHadef & Partners is a well-established UAE law firm fielding dedicated real estate lawyers in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The team assists clients with a range of matters, including the development of mixed-use sites and strata ownership concerns. It is also well versed in the sale and purchase of properties, with further expertise in leasing, portfolio audits and property management agreements. Its work relates to residential, commercial and hospitality assets. The team has further experience advising prominent Emirati clients on real estate acquisitions outside the Middle East.
- Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 3
- Pinsent Masons LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 3
4Addleshaw Goddard LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years RankedAddleshaw Goddard maintains a compact property team in Dubai. It assists clients with the acquisition of various real estate assets - including branded luxury residences, office buildings and industrial sites - and is also well versed in strata documentation and leasing. The team acts for major property developers as well as advising several well-known corporate clients. 4Afridi & AngellReal Estate2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years RankedAfridi & Angell offers a strong Dubai-based real estate team which regularly assists high-profile local entities and foreign investors with matters throughout the UAE. The firm acts for a range of private clients as well as government bodies such as the Dubai Land Department. The team also possesses significant expertise in acting for property developers. 4CMS (UAE) LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years RankedCMS houses a recognised real estate team known for providing a range of services in the field. The firm is principally active on transactions involving real estate assets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but is also capable of assisting with deals across the wider Middle East and further afield. It handles a variety of sale, acquisition and leasing matters, and offers a wealth of experience acting for prominent UAE-based developers such as Aldar. 4King & Spalding LLPReal Estate2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years RankedKing & Spalding's real estate team in the UAE is particularly focused on cross-border matters involving real estate assets in Saudi Arabia. It is regularly active on development matters, as well as structuring, leasing and asset acquisitions. The firm is also noted for its complementary expertise in REIT formations and listings, leveraging the strengths of its market-leading Middle East investment funds team.
- DentonsReal Estate2024 | Band 4
- WisefieldsReal Estate2024 | Band 4