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Cranes

Construction & Engineering

United Arab Emirates

Simply put, we are experts in construction. We have excellent construction capability and experience across the Middle East and Africa.

We offer a full range of infrastructure, construction and energy law expertise. From procurement planning, contract negotiation and drafting to strategic advice during construction, claim avoidance and settlement and formal dispute resolution through courts, arbitration or ADR. Our team of construction law experts is on hand to provide knowledgeable, reliable advice when it is needed, at any time throughout a construction project.

Our lawyers are recognised for their track record in advising on the largest, most complex projects in the region and for successfully resolving associated major domestic and international disputes. We act for developers, government agencies, oil and gas multinationals, international and domestic contractors and consulting firms.

Our team of construction law professionals is experienced in the complete construction lifecycle; from “cradle to grave”. We have a full service offering, including advising on employment issues, performance bonds and parent company guarantees and representation in connection with all regulatory matters affecting the design, development and construction process. Our dispute resolution and international arbitration specialists have a wealth of experience in arbitrations administered by prominent arbitral institutions, regional and international, including ADCCAC, ICC, LCIA, DIAC and DIFC-LCIA, as well as those governed by UNCITRAL and other ad hoc rules. We also assist local and international parties who are involved in proceedings in the local courts around the region.

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"Highly skilled and knowledgeable legal team with cross-border knowledge of applicable local laws. They are very supportive of our business needs."

Chambers, 2017

"Very highly regarded and experienced construction lawyers."

Legal 500, 2017

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5 September 2019
CMS ap­points con­struc­tion dis­putes ex­pert in Dubai
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...
13 June 2018
CMS ex­pands Dubai prac­tice with hire of Con­struc­tion...
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...
6 March 2018
MENA Con­struc­tion
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...
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...
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...
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...
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
04 Nov 19
In­tro­du­cing the FID­IC Em­er­ald Book
Earli­er this year FID­IC re­leased its new “Em­er­ald Book” – Con­di­tions of Con­tract for Un­der­ground Works. This ad­di­tion to the FID­IC suite seeks to fill a gap amongst stand­ard forms as a spe­cial­ist...
17 Oct 19
Delay ana­lys­is un­der the mi­cro­scope: com­mon sense wins out over meth­od­o­logy
A de­cision of an Aus­trali­an court last month has con­sidered the evid­en­tial re­quire­ments for prov­ing delay claims in con­struc­tion dis­putes. The de­cision com­ments on the rel­ev­ance of the 2nd Edi­tion of...