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Real Estate | Global

United Arab Emirates

The Real Estate rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across United Arab Emirates.

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Band 1
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    Al Tamimi & Company
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Al 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.
  2. DLA Piper Middle East LLP
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    DLA Piper Middle East LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    DLA 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.
  3. Clyde & Co LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Allen & Overy LLP
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    Allen & Overy LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    This 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.
  2. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Clifford 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.
  3. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Baker McKenzie LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Baker 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.
  2. Hadef & Partners
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    Hadef & Partners
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Hadef & 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.
  3. Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3
  4. Pinsent Masons LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Addleshaw Goddard LLP
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw 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.
  2. Afridi & Angell
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    Afridi & Angell
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 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. The team also possesses significant expertise in acting for property developers.
  3. CMS (UAE) LLP
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    CMS (UAE) LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    CMS 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.
  4. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    King & 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.
  5. Dentons
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4
  6. Wisefields
    Real Estate
    2024 | Band 4