Real Estate & Property

Practices > Real Estate & Property

Galadari lawyers have extensive experience in the real estate sector, advising leading players on a full range of topics, from project conceptualization through to corporate structuring, acquisition of the land and it use, procurement of regulatory approvals and licenses from the Dubai Land Department (“DLD”) and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (“RERA”) and financing arrangements to the final sale or leasing or other use of the completed project. 

Drawn to the sector’s constant evolution, we have developed leading-edge and practical solutions to the issues our clients face. We help them navigate through the legal and regulatory changes which underpin the development of the real estate sector in the region. 

Our team also works with clients to adopt project structures to minimize risk and ensure enforceability in event of breach and default by project participants. 

Some of the core areas of service are: 

Regulatory and Compliance: 

Our team advise developers, financiers, brokers, investors, real estate consultancies and operators on registration, licensing and other legal and all other regulatory compliance issues at every stage of a real estate development. 

  • Represented and advised developers and brokers on registration and licensing 
  • Advised developers and brokers on compliance with RERA regulations
  • Advised developers and investors on the JOP law and its implementing regulations

Transactional Support:

Our clients benefit from our extensive experience in orchestrating complex, long-term real estate projects that involve drafting transactional documentation, facilitating negotiations and review of documents relating to all property transactions and matters. 

Our in-depth experience in this area includes working on: 

  • Reservation Contracts
  • Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Memorandum of Sale
  • Mortgage documentation
  • Assignment documentation
  • Letters of Guarantee
  • Rental Management documentation
  • Property Management Agreements
  • Long terms lease and development Agreements
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Tenancy Agreements etc.

Real Estate Investment and Property 

We advise clients on acquisition and disposals across the real estate sector in the region. Our clients include investors, public entities, MNCs, financial institutions, investment funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds and high net worth individuals and companies, both in the UAE and globally who look to acquire real estate through on-shore or off-shore vehicles. Our real estate lawyers also provide legal advise for large infrastructure projects in the region. We work collaboratively with our Corporate and Finance teams to ensure we are in line with the wider economic, financial and legal context.

Recent examples of work by our team include: 

  • Advising on structuring and securing of investments; 
  • Advising private equity funds on restructuring of investments and asset allocation;
  • Formation and setting up of off shore companies for investment in real estate; and 
  • Legal due diligence of projects and related.

Dispute Services 

Our team provides comprehensive real estate dispute resolution service to clients in the region. We advise on all aspects of dispute resolution which includes litigation at all levels of UAE courts and across all Emirates, arbitration, mediation and settlement and working with developers, investors, landlords and tenants on any other types of contentious issues relating to property and real estate investments. 

Our experience in this area includes:

  • Representing the interests of developers and investors in Dubai, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi courts at all levels of court proceedings;
  • Representing the interests of developers and investors in arbitration proceedings at various forums, such as DIAC, RAK, DIFC etc.;
  • Assisting and supporting clients in connection with mediation and settlement of property disputes;
  • Court action for enforcement of corporate guarantees; and
  • Representing clients in precautionary attachment proceedings.