We are involved in all sectors of the Construction industry including but not limited to Infrastructure projects like the roads, railways & metros as well as an emphasis on Real Estate together with hotels, developments on natural low lying islands as well as artificial islands, large scale residential, commercial and mixed use developments.
We have advised clients on negotiating and structuring tenders on all types of construction contracts and design agreements, including but not limited to efficient contract administration and effective claims management, local planning and zoning regulations, and ongoing compliance of large scale projects in accordance with the contracts and governing regulations.
We regularly advise on construction risk management and insurance coverage issues for project owners and contractors of various project developments including retail, recreational, commercial, residential and mixed used developments. We draft documents such as bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties and insurance documents and advice on the recent development of laws in compliance with the construction industry and local regulations in the UAE today.
We draft advise on:
- The appropriate forms of contract whether “lump sum” or “cost plus”.
- Advice on compliance with relevant local laws of the jurisdiction.
- Post completion compliance checks testing and commissioning.
- Draft and negotiate consultancy and supply chain contracts.
- The use and application of the standard forms of contracts.
- All forms of construction issues, handle claims at an early stage.
- The tender process, evaluations and awards.
- Bonds and guarantees.
- Perform due diligence on tenderers.
- Draft and negotiate project documentation.
- Draft bespoke and particular conditions of contract.
- How to deal with claims that become disputes.
It is very common for disputes to arise under any construction contract: technical disputes regarding defective works; disputes over payment certificates, disputes over allocation of liabilities and detection of fault between various contractors working at the same time often require expert evidence; which our dedicated team of Construction Lawyers’ provide. Our primary concern is to resolve the claim or dispute for our Client, quickly and cost-effectively. We focus on our Clients’ commercial objectives. Our role is to help our Clients to manage the risk of a potential dispute, to avoid a dispute that will be commercially disruptive and to resolve one as soon as it occurs. We encourage our Clients to follow a multi-tiered arbitration procedure if the contract has one and there are decent chances of settlement.
Our steadfast dispute resolution practice group of Construction Lawyers have extensive experience in handling and resolving construction related disputes under FIDIC standard forms of contracts. Our clients include some of the major players of the industry including developers, contractors, sub-contractors, architects, design teams, project managers, engineers and consultants.
However, if a dispute becomes unresolvable through amicable means, we are experts at each stage of dispute escalation process, calls on on-demand bonds, assessment of delay and disruption claims and additional payment claims. Our comprehensive team of construction, arbitration and litigation lawyers ensures that we not only win our construction disputes but also are successful in enforcement of arbitration awards.
We have till date had the honor of being awarded the ‘UAE Construction Law Firm of the Year’.