Real Estate

The UAE's real estate sector remains an important part of the nation's economy and one of the fastest developing sectors in both value and social impact. We are specialists in UAE real estate law, through our offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Our real estate team supports clients with the review, negotiation and preparation of all types of legal agreements and contracts including sale and purchase agreements, development agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements, finance agreements and supporting documentation. Our ligitation team advise and represent clients in all types of real estate disputes including failed sale and purchases agreements, rental tenancy disputes, late or failed delivery of property by developers and development/joint venture disputes. We can manage real estate procedural requirements such title registrations, transfers and Conveyancing, property inheritance, estate planning, gifting, finance and corporate (SPV) ownership of property and land.

Key Services:

  • Licensing and regulatory advisory
  • Conveyancing of all types of real estate
  • Lease advisory, both residential and commercial
  • Landlord and tenancy advisory including dispute and litigation services
  • Dispute resolution, including litigation before Dubai Court, DIFC Court and arbitration.
  • Property finance advisory including finance secured against corporate entities for property
  • Advisory for structuring of vehicles for investment, acquisition of land, development and joint-ventures
  • Jointly-Owned Property (strata) advisory and dispute resolution
Originally formed in 2007, our real estate team has many years of practical and professional experience in the UAE. We can advise and support our clients on all aspects of real estate and associated law, procedure and customary practices:

General Real Estate

Sale and purchase contracts (sometimes referred to as the "MOU"); real estate conveyancing; leasing and lease contracts; gifting of property; title registration and amendment; title transfers; negotiation of terms and conditions; Escrow of monies and important documents; Power Of Attorney service.

Real Estate Developers

Sale and Purchase Agreements for both off-plan and completed developments; legal advisory; consultancy and support for dealings with government and proper authorities; compliance; advisory; corporate structures and re-structuring; finance structures.

Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Representation for buyers and sellers; Mediation and negotiation; Arbitration; Litigation before the Courts (UAE, DIFC); Residential and Commercial Rental Tenancy Disputes; Fixed-fee legal representation at the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre.

Protection and Planning

Offshore company formation for ownership of real property; assistance with bank dealings and financing of real property within company structures; creation of corporate structures, ideal for private financing of property and developments.