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The International Construction Team operates on a regional basis mainly in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Bahrain and Oman.  Our centre of excellence is in Dubai and we have a recognised capability in Bahrain.  We also work on mandates and respond to our clients’ needs and demands on construction projects in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

Our client base includes private sector developers, main contractors and major sub-contractors, Government and quasi-Government clients and consultants.

We cover the development cycle from inception, financing, land acquisition and contracting strategy through to contract administration and dispute resolution.  We work with all standard form construction industry contracts, including FIDIC, advise on the construction and EPC aspects of PPP projects, and draft bespoke construction contracts, consultant's appointments, bonds, guarantees and development and project financing agreements. 

Our core services that we provide follow the development cycle of a construction project or infrastructure development and include:

  • Project structuring and procurement advisory services;
  • Transaction advisory roles on infrastructure projects and PPP mandates;
  • Contract drafting;
  • Project advisory services; and
  • Dispute resolution support.

We also provide construction advisory services to other areas of the firm’s business, for example: 

  • Working closely with the Real Estate Sector to identify joint opportunities;
  • Providing due diligence to corporate and banking mandates with a construction element; and
  • Working with the Dispute Resolution team to identify cross-selling of construction capability.

Our specialist areas are:

  • Bespoke and FIDIC contract drafting and advisory work;
  • Construction and maintenance documentation in the context of project financings mainly in the power, water, process, real estate, and transport sectors; and
  • Claims settlement advice and dispute resolution support.

We have over 40 years practical knowledge throughout the Gulf in all aspects of construction, from contracting strategy to efficient dispute resolution.

Recent awards:

Legal 500 UAE 2015, band 2.

Chambers and Global UAE 2015, band 4.

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