Real estate and construction

We are experienced in advising on a wide range of real estate and construction issues in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Real estate

We advise in the context of real estate, real estate development, public sector consents, real estate financing, real estate funds, construction and ancillary corporate matters, and offer our clients unparalleled expertise in creating and implementing an efficient legal structure for real estate projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

We offer:

  • the highest level of technical competence and expertise available in the region
  • on-the-ground resources – with real estate, construction and real estate finance specialists
  • by using our combined experience to provide the right level of resource at the right time, we ensure that work is not undertaken unnecessarily
  • access to international network – we draw upon the expertise of specialist lawyers from around our global network if extra resource is required.

We have experience acting for not only owners, but also operators, financial institutions, developers and government, giving us a good understanding of the issues from each of the key players and keeping us abreast of market trends.


Our Saudi construction capability is delivered from our Abu Dhabi based team, which comprises five dedicated front-end construction lawyers who specialise in the procurement of the very largest international real estate, infrastructure (and other industry sector) developments and who accordingly understand the complexities associated with building entire new communities and multi-faceted assets. We have a thorough knowledge of all major industry standard forms (including FIDIC and NEC) and alternative pricing methodologies.

We are experienced in assisting clients select the most appropriate procurement method for their Saudi construction projects, recognising the need to balance the often competing commercial objectives of speed of delivery, quality and budget and schedule certainty.

One of our strengths lies in our ability to advise Saudi and international clients on the most appropriate procurement strategy so as best to reflect the commercial objectives of the developer whilst at the same time taking into account the dynamic nature of the procurement process and specific market trends across all sectors in the Kingdom.