THE FIRM This team benefits from its vast local knowledge and experience to advise on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, both in the real estate and construction spheres. The real estate team represents the Saadiyat Development Investment in connection with aspects arising out of the Eco Point Development. The construction team is noted for its contentious capabilities. It assisted Terna with its arbitration against a subcontractor relating to the construction of the Park Rotana Hotel.
Sources say: "A slick local firm, very international and sophisticated in their approach."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The impressive Michael Lunjevich is a key name on the real estate side. Market sources consider him "very strong, the driving force behind the relationship. He knows what we want, and understands why we want it."
Construction expert Anthony Edwards is singled out for his vast domestic and international experience. "He demonstrated an excellent understanding of the issues at hand and integrity in dealing with us as a client, always explaining the risk involved and the pros and cons of any issues being discussed. His legal knowledge and skills are beyond question," sources say.
Richard Briggs is a noted disputes lawyer in the UAE. He regularly lends his experienced hand to some of the team's most complex construction disputes work.
Clients can call on the deep knowledge of Basil Siddiqi when it comes to resolving disputes. He assists with both construction and real estate matters.
Strata expert Brent Baldwin assists with much of the firm's front line real estate work. Clients describe him as "bright, and interested in us as a business and as individuals, and he reacts very quickly and positively."