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Simon Green and Paula Boast lead the real estate and construction practice at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, which is experienced in property investment and management, real estate finance, hotels and hospitality construction, and engineering and projects. Recent work includes advising Eagle Hills Diyar on a $3bn mixed-use development project, which involved handling the sale agreements and leasing arrangements. Other longstanding clients include Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, Manara Developments, Diyar Al Muharraq, and the Arab Banking Corporation.

The real estate and construction team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP has been particularly active in housing developments, mixed-use developments, and social infrastructure projects, with team head Abdul-Haq Mohammed involved in a number of Bahrain’s most prominent real estate projects. The firm continues to advise Diyar Al Muharraq Housing Development Co. on the $365m shari’ah-compliant financing of a major social housing construction project in Bahrain.

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly advises developers, investors, funders, infrastructure bodies, and public authorities on the full range of real estate and construction law; recent highlights include advising the government of Bahrain on the creation of a new national real estate regulator; other clients included Nasreej BSC and AXA Insurance. Joanne Emerson Taqi is the key contact in Bahrain.

Zu'bi & Partners, Attorneys & Legal Consultants is particularly strong on the contentious side, with expertise in construction matters and real estate disputes. The highly regarded Qays H Zu’bi heads the practice, which recently represented a number of private real estate investors in civil and criminal proceedings. The firm is also advising commercial clients on property leasing matters. Clients include United Tower Real Estate Development, Seef Properties, and Diyar Al Muharraq.

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