Our real estate practice is broad and diverse. We are dedicated to offering our clients intelligent, insightful advice and representation in connection with all aspects of the real estate sector. We have extensive experience in solving legal issues in the U.A.E. involving dispute resolution, restructuring, development, management and leasing of real estate.
We represent individual investors, tenants and small and medium size corporations to help them protect and maximise their return on investment. We aim to provide clients with creative and innovative advice, which often propels us to the forefront of groundbreaking change, be it business, regulatory, legislative or judicial.
We have significant experience with regulatory real estate authorities, such as Dubai Land Department(DLD)/RERA and Municipalities across other Emirates. We also have had substantial experience with judicial authorities, such as Dubai Rental Dispute Committee (RDC), all U.A.E. Courts, DIFC Courts, Special Committees and alternative dispute resolution centers.
Some of the specific areas of our real estate practice, across all of the U.A.E., include:
We have substantial and in-depth experience with U.A.E. employment/labour laws and first-hand track record in litigating employment cases before U.A.E. labour and civil courts. We have been highly successful in securing favourable judgments for our clients. We have also successfully negotiated and managed many employment related settlements.
We rely on this practical experience in advising clients, structuring and restructuring their employment practices, to ensure their compliance with local legislation and judicial practice. This includes, among other things, drafting and revising of all forms of employment-related agreements and providing general advice on employment practices.
We advise corporate clients, international and local, as well as individual employees.
We have extensive experience in company formation, across all of the U.A.E. and various business sectors. We assist clients in forming companies across all Emirates, with the Departments of Economic Development (DED), free zones and off-shore authorities. We also help clients with the liquidation of companies and transferring corporate presence across economic zones.
We rely on our significant legal and business experience to advise clients on the best strategy for their corporate set-up and structure. We offer custom-made solutions and approach and a wide range of supporting services.
We offer clients set-up for all types of corporate structures, including:
We also provide supporting and ancillary services for corporate entities, such as assistance with:
We are also officially registered with:
We provide a full range of advisory services on corporate and commercial matters, in the context of the U.A.E. laws and practice. Our clients range from established multi-national corporations to startups.
We base our advice on extensive experience of practicing law and doing business in the U.A.E. while relying on international experience and background of our respective legal practitioners.
Our corporate practice includes providing clients with advice regarding:
We provide advice and practical experience on U.A.E. communication and media laws, including applications of U.A.E. Penal Code and U.A.E. Cyberlaw. We provide guidance on parameters and limitations of social media and publications in the region.
Examples of relevant communication and media legal issues include:
We provide clients with escrow services, in particular, in connection with real estate transactions and/or corporate deals. We also act as a third-party escrow agent, in a role of custodian of financial or other forms of guarantees.
We draft and review escrow agreements, in compliance with the U.A.E. laws and in the context of U.A.E. practice, with corresponding due diligence and document management.
We provide advice on corporate restructuring, in compliance with the U.A.E. laws and in the context of the U.A.E. practice. We also assist client in mortgage and loan refinance proceedings, from negotiations and settlement to litigation.
We advise clients on applicable laws and process for and assist in managing liquidation/bankruptcy and foreclosure, within the U.A.E. legal framework, such as:
We assist clients in a wide array of family matters, under the U.A.E. laws and practice, keeping in mind relevant application of their home countries’ laws. We offer assistance with administration of family matters before the U.A.E. local courts, as well as the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry (DIFC WPR).
We work closely and have long-standing relationships with U.A.E. advocates, specializing in adjudicating personal status matters before the local courts.
We are registered wills-draftsmen with the DIFC WPR . We offer drafting, witnessing and execution services before DIFC WPR. We also drafts and administer wills before the U.A.E. local courts.
Our team members have significant experience with the practical aspects of living and doing business in the U.A.E., from courts to all forms of government authorities and service providers. Relying on their expertise and contacts, we provide a broad range of PRO and administrative services. A representative list of such services includes:
We provide advice and represent clients in corporate and individual matters, which may be considered criminal under U.A.E. Penal Code.
We have substantial experience in assisting clients with representation before U.A.E. Police, Public Prosecution, Criminal Courts and Immigration Authorities.
We have substantial practical experience negotiating and litigating disputes in the U.A.E., from real estate matters, employment, commercial to criminal. While we have strong ties with a reliable network of local advocates, we prepare and draft most submissions internally and otherwise actively manage all of our cases in-house.
In general, we are effective and creative advocates in a wide array of disputes. We are not afraid of the challenge. We are active and vocal in advocating our clients’ interests. We are eager and not afraid to be at the forefront in establishing groundbreaking practices, new law and case precedent while championing our clients’ interests.
We assist clients in representation before all of the U.A.E. local courts and alternative judicial forums, such as Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC). We also have extensive experience representing clients in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court.
We have successfully represented clients on a wide array of matters before the U.A.E. civil courts, from the Court of First Instance, all the way to the Court of Cassation. We have also secured favorable arbitration awards, including from DIAC, and have successfully enforced them through the U.A.E. local courts. We have litigated a number of cases before the DIFC Courts, including the DIFC Small Claims Tribunals and secured favorable settlements for our clients. We also represent clients on criminal matters, before the Police, Public Prosecution and Criminal Court.
Examples of some of our litigation matters include:
We provide legal know-how and practical advice on U.A.E. immigration laws and regulations. We assist clients with representation before immigration authority, Department of Naturalization and Residency (DNRD) and other relevant government authorities.
We assist clients with processing of different types of visas, from applications, to renewal, to cancellations:
We have assisted clients with representation before Immigration and other government authorities in connection with: