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Global United Arab Emirates Real Estate

This section ranks firms and individuals focusing on real estate law. Strong focus on transactions involving significant Real Estate assets and portfolios such as office buildings, residential developments and retail units. Also include matters relating to leasing and real estate finance. Where there isn’t a more specific construction ranking available, construction and development work also falls under real estate. Some examples of structuring and transactional advice provided to REITs, transactions involving real estate holding companies and regulatory advice can also be included among the examples of work for this section.

Rankings overview for Departments

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Band 1
  1. DLA Piper Middle East LLP
    DLA Piper Middle East LLP 7 Years Ranked
  2. Al Tamimi & Company
  3. Clyde & Co LLP
2
Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
  2. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
  3. Habib Al Mulla & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International

All Departments profiles

1
Band 1
  1. DLA Piper Middle East LLP
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    DLA Piper Middle East LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a first-rate real estate team in the UAE which leverages the extensive global footprint of the 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, while also demonstrating a wealth of experience handling matters on behalf of government entities.
  2. Al Tamimi & Company
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 1
  3. Clyde & Co LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  2. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 2
  3. Habib Al Mulla & Partners, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a respected real estate team in Dubai which is frequently active on behalf of developers, hotel operators and sovereign wealth funds. It is especially noted for its depth of knowledge concerning the financing of real estate projects and regularly assists with real estate issues arising from major M&A transactions. It also demonstrates extensive expertise in REITs and real estate joint ventures.
  2. King & Spalding LLP
    3
    King & Spalding LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    King & Spalding's Dubai office assists with a broad spectrum of real estate projects, including large-scale hotel developments. It acts for major hotel brands and a range of notable investors and developers, as well as significant clients from the healthcare industry. The team is well known for its frequent handling of real estate mandates originating in Saudi Arabia, and also has an in-depth understanding of joint ventures as they relate to mixed-use projects.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
    3
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose maintains a long-standing real estate practice and is a strong presence on transactions across the GCC. It offers notable strengths in mixed-use developments, joint ventures, property management and regulatory matters. Furthermore, the team is active on a range of hotel and leisure projects, providing clients with extensive transactional experience. It regularly acts for financial institutions and investment funds in regard to financing issues and real estate investments. Other major clients include notable regional and international financial institutions.
  4. Hadef & Partners
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  5. Pinsent Masons LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Afridi & Angell
    4
    Afridi & Angell
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Afridi & 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. Its lawyers have a particular depth of experience in real estate funds, as well as purchase agreements, transactions and leasings. The team also possesses significant expertise in acting for property developers.
  2. Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
    4
    Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland is a renowned international law firm with a solid footing in the Middle East. Its Dubai-based real estate lawyers act for a number of commercial landlords and tenants, and provide a wide range of advice on portfolio management matters. The team is also able to offer guidance with regard to contentious real estate issues.
  3. Dentons
    Real Estate
    Global 2022 | Band 4