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We offer the benefit of longstanding experience in the real estate and construction market. In an increasingly active property market, we can advise you on complex cross-border property portfolio sales and acquisitions across the region and we can provide industry-specific advice such as leasing agenda, construction and development projects and construction litigation. Whether you are in the logistics, retail, office, residential, hotels, infrastructure or renewable energy sectors, we have the specialists to help.

We work for governments and other public bodies, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, professionals, banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of different projects. This means we understand the issues from all perspectives and can identify solutions quickly.

Through decades of experience of doing deals across the world, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. Our construction team works for governments and other public bodies, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, professionals, banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of different projects. This means we understand the issues from all perspectives and can identify solutions quickly. We can also introduce specialists from related areas such as construction insurance, environmental law, planning, public procurement, health and safety, PFI/PPP and secondary markets.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Con­struc­tion...
07 May 20
GRESB 2020 – It’s Ques­tion Time!
GRESB has launched its 2020 Real Es­tate As­sess­ment. GRESB is the lead­ing glob­al En­vir­on­ment­al, So­cial and Gov­ernance (ESG) bench­mark for the real es­tate and in­fra­struc­ture in­dus­tries. It is a vol­un­tary...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 Im­pact on Lease Agree­ments
07 May 20
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...
19 December 2018
The Real Deal - 12 ques­tions on Real Es­tate in Dubai
28 Apr 20
In­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sions: Eng­lish law holds the...
A Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court de­cision last week has con­sidered a dir­ect at­tack on the tra­di­tion­ally nar­row in­ter­pret­a­tion giv­en by the Eng­lish courts to in­dir­ect and con­sequen­tial loss ex­clu­sion...
1 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
Strength­en­ing CM­S' po­s­i­tion across Middle East and...
09 Apr 20
Cov­id-19 Pan­dem­ic – Can the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor pass the test?
Cor­rect as of 9am, 7th April. This art­icle is not be­ing main­tained. As of the date of this art­icle, re­new­able en­ergy (“RE”) pro­jects around the world in­clud­ing in the Middle East and North Africa...
08 November 2016
CMS ap­points new Leg­al Dir­ect­or for Real Es­tate in...
23 Jan 20
Ad­verse weath­er con­di­tions in the UAE – what can be claimed? 
The UAE has re­cently faced thun­der­storms and per­sist­ent heavy rain, res­ult­ing in red alerts be­ing is­sued by the Na­tion­al Centre of Met­eor­o­logy. Con­sequently, a num­ber of UAE con­struc­tion pro­jects have...
07/03/2016
CMS builds Is­lam­ic Fin­ance Prac­tice with new part­ner...
21 Jan 20
The new DI­FC leas­ing law
A new Dubai In­ter­na­tion­al Fin­an­cial Centre (“DI­FC”) leas­ing law was re­cently an­nounced - DI­FC Law No.1 of 2020 (the “Leas­ing Law”), which came in­to force on 14 Janu­ary 2020. It ap­plies to leases...