Our construction team, which consists of partners and lawyers from both the real estate and dispute resolution teams, advises developers, contractors and other stakeholders on contentious and non-contentious matters. Non-contentious matters include advising on the standard construction contracts and documentation, advising on consultants’ agreements, and on sale and purchase agreements. Our lawyers also advise the banks and other lenders on credit facilities for construction projects.
We represent clients in contentious construction matters involving construction contracts, contractual payment claims, and construction defects and delays. Our dispute resolution lawyers are recognised as among the strongest in the UAE. Our lawyers have advocacy rights to appear before the DIFC Court. In the local courts, our team assists and coordinates litigations with local advocates to develop strategies, evaluate facts and formulate legal positions for clients in the enforcement of awards and judgments. We built very close working relationships with UAE advocates which enables us to instruct the right advocate for the job and in supervising the case. We also represent clients in international and ad hoc arbitrations.
Advising a UAE developer on the purchase and sale agreement, construction contracts and consultant agreement of AED 6 billion residential, commercial, retail and hotel development project in Dubailand.
Advising a European hotel operator on the purchase and sale agreement, construction contracts, consultant agreement, financing agreements/arrangements and hotel management agreement for an AED 400 Million residential, commercial and hotel development project in Jumeirah Lake Towers.
Advising a developer on the purchase and sale agreement; construction contracts and consultant agreement for an AED 1 billion commercial and hotel development projects in Dubai.
Advising the banks on AED 750 million credit facility for construction of Burj Dubai.
Advising the banks on SAR 800 million credit facility for construction of the Hotel Tower Residences in Mekkah, Saudi Arabia.
Acting for a high-profile real estate investment and development company in an AED 300 million construction claim brought against them by the trustee of a company in bankruptcy. This matter is one of the first cases under the UAE Bankruptcy Law.
Representing a Dubai government entity in a construction dispute in which claims and counterclaims of approximately AED 500 million were asserted.
Acting in highly contested proceedings among multi-national property developers involving the granting of an anti-suit injunction, a first under the DIFC-LCIA rules.
Negotiating the terms of a construction contract in favour of a client. The contract was for recommencement of the works between the project developer and the contractor the latter of which suspended the works.
Representing a Dubai-based developer in a construction dispute in DIAC against a contractor in an established Dubai community.
Advising in connection with the settlement of a multi-billion dirham dredging contract in relation to a Dubai World project.
Advising and assisted a government utility in negotiating a settlement of claims by a consortium of international contractors.
Defending a client in arbitration proceedings brought by a contractor against it in the DIAC. The claim brought against the client relates to an approximately AED 200 million contract in connection with a major airport’s expansion project.
Acting for a large, multinational contractor in a contractual dispute with a UAE company commissioning an AED 1.5 billion landmark sports complex.