CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT

We are market leaders in construction, real estate and development matters. We represent our clients in numerous significant disputes and construction claims. We understand the intricacies and technicalities of the construction business and have the strike-force teams that are required to handle major documentation and claims.

Our track record in litigating construction and development disputes involves:

  • general construction works
  • EM and MEP works
  • Underground works and tunnels
  • Highways and bridges
  • Airports and seaports
  • Residential complexes
  • touristic developments
  • water treatment and waste treatment plants
  • solar energy and wind turbines projects
  • cement plants
  • hotel renovations
  • oil refineries

 

We also service our construction clients and developers in relation to all kinds of real estate issues and disputes before Egyptian courts and commercial tribunals.

 

Industry-specific highlights:

  • We represent one of our construction clients in arbitration claims under a subcontract for MEP works, relating to one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Egypt. The claims, mounted over 10 years (the extended life of the project) involve a state-owned enterprise as an adverse party.
  • We are counsel to investors in the field of real estate and touristic development in major commercial claims in what has become to be known as the “Steam Boilers” case. The dispute relates to the judicial unwinding of the Privatization Program of Egypt, which was implemented in the mid-1990s, and other Mubarak-era transactions in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution.
  • We represent a leading construction company in claims against a state agency concerning works performed in one of the largest residential development projects in Egypt, involving highly technical issues and complex quantum issues.
  • We advised a number of the firm’s clients in relation to the decision of the Central Bank of Egypt to float the Egyptian Pound and related price adjustment issues.
  • The firm advised a major regional construction company in claims against the Ministry of Transportation of an African State in relation to the construction of the state’s iconic bridge.

 

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