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Real Estate

Real Estate has been the cornerstone of Horizons & Co legal services since the firm was founded.

Our knowledge of UAE property law is comprehensive, with extensive and diverse commercial real estate experience which spans all types of properties and at every stage from planning and acquisition to disposition, financing, development, leasing and operation. Our clients benefit from responsive, reliable advice particularly on matters such as joint ventures, land use, zoning and planning. We have extensive experience handling multi-estate transactions.

Due to the evolutionary nature of the UAE, not only in terms of real estate, but in terms of the legislation, our local lawyers are invaluable to our service and produce practical solutions to the issues faced by our clients on a daily basis.

Having all-encompassing experience is appreciated when it comes to coordinating complex real estate projects from their very inception through to completion, this will often include drafting documentation, overseeing negotiations and reviewing all transactional documentation.

Quite often our clients are looking to obtain real estate, either on-shore or off-shore, therefore our corporate department will advise on the procurement and/or disposal of real estate across the region. Our corporate real estate team work in tandem with our clients to ensure any potential risk is minimised with regards to their projects. We provide first class commercial advice on all issues relevant to real estate matters.

This is highly regarded department amongst our peers, with many international law firms working closely with us for our in-depth knowledge of local laws and regulations, as our lawyers are licenced to appear before all levels of the UAE Courts, government institutions and departments such as Dubai Land Department and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority.
Our expertise in real estate are recognised by numerous local and international corporations, and our clients are varied, including developers, both public and private, financial institutions, land departments, government bodies and landlords. Our experience spans the full development of freehold and lease properties including; corporate, residential, hospitality, retail, medical, industrial and manufacturing, mixed-use, parks, sports stadiums and unimproved land.

Our real estate dispute resolution, which includes litigation and arbitration, includes matters involving multi-million dollar arbitrations and litigations, for some of the most prominent companies in the region including Al Burj Real Estate, DAMAC, Dubai Properties Group and Dubai Holding.

Our real estate team is renowned for:

  • Being market leaders in the real estate practice area, with it being one of our main sources of business across the firm;
  • Having an excellent combination of regional and western lawyers;
  • Our lawyers and partners being specialists in real estate dispute resolution in the UAE, including litigation and arbitration;
  • Commercial real estate transactions;
  • Having in-depth knowledge of local laws, regulations and departments such as Dubai Land Department and the Real Estate Regulatory Authority;
  • Our extensive commercial real estate experience across all types of properties, from planning and acquisition to disposition, financing, development, leasing and operation;
  • Our advice on matters such as joint ventures, zoning and planning, and multi-estate transactions;
  • Advising on mixed use development and jointly owned property;
  • Establishing real estate funds and REITs.
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