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Construction Law Practice

The time, commitment, and resources invested in the planning of a construction project is not enough to make it perfect, regardless of the project’s size. Every project is susceptible to risks. Every so often, clients and their appointed contractors find themselves entangled in disputes with a high potential for litigation. Because construction can be complex, companies must take precautionary measures to limit tight profit margins and uncertainties. These actions may include seeking assistance from a leading law firm. 
 
STA is a leading construction and real estate law firm, providing high caliber legal services through Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to offices across the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Our lawyers are familiar and well-versed with all sectors of construction and engineering industries, including engineering procurement and contracting, energy, infrastructure, and manufacturing facilities. We provide consultations and assistance to clients in a variety of project areas, such as development, financing, management, and much more. Our team regularly engages itself with negotiating contracts and preparing bids and tender documents. They provide advice on public-private partnership (p3) projects and administration and risk management matters. They can provide consultations and guidance on issues involving the breach of a contract, insurance coverage and obligations, property damage claims, litigation, and dispute resolution. 
 
Through their participation in various trade organizations, our construction lawyers are well-informed of industry trends and developments within the construction sector. Our real estate attorneys have assisted and advised owners and contractors in both public and private sectors. Our robust experience in the field of construction law further gets strengthened by our diverse client portfolio, which covers some of the top companies in the UAE and the world.


Backed by a full-practice law firm, STA’s construction lawyers are distinctively equipped to handle the diverse challenges that often confront the construction sector. These acts may include government and compliance issues, zoning and planning, environmental obligations, bankruptcy, defective workmanship, employment issues, and much more. Construction projects can be intrinsically prone to disputes that generate at any stage of the development process. Our team of lawyers in UAE and overseas have the necessary capability and experience in handling a full variety of construction litigation. To read more on our litigation practice, please click here.

Negotiating and Drafting Construction Contracts 

Our lawyers are qualified experts in negotiating and drafting construction contracts. We are profoundly skilled and experienced with most forms of contracts currently adopted and utilized within the construction industry. We devise contract documents that explicitly coordinate the risks, responsibilities, and considerations needed for the adequate performance that is crucial to any successful construction project. Our experience with FIDIC, one of the most domestically and internationally used contract form, is exceptional and incomparable. At STA, we determine the best possible strategies and put each aspect of a construction contract into consideration for the best interest of our clients. 

Claim Prevention and Risk Management

Our attorneys monitor projects during the construction phase to fully understand the most critical issues and pitfalls from every angle. We employ risk management strategies and advising clients on the contract provisions most effective in protecting their interests from possible risks that may arise in the legal or compliance landscape. Our risk management advice leads to potential savings for clients as they apply and implement protocols that work both in avoiding potential pitfalls and improving the documentation that is related to potential risks. 

Construction Claim and Litigation

STA has extensive experience in all forms of construction litigation and construction dispute resolution, and we provide a full spectrum of experience concerning construction claims before courts at all levels as well as arbitrating domestically and internationally. We advise on defect and delay related claims, performance bond, and payment claims, claims involving professional negligence, lien, bid and tender protests, arbitration, mediation and litigating construction disputes, insurance claims linked with construction projects, and environmental, compliance and risk regulation aspects. We have expertly represented and handled such matters in addition to defense and prosecution claims.

When litigation is unavoidable, we defend tenaciously for our clients. We bring particular expertise in structuring and representing all determinants of dispute resolution and litigation. We also employ settlement and other creative solutions to resolve complex conflicts in fair and efficient manner.

Project Support and Representing Key Players

STA's team of construction lawyers in Dubai and across our global offices assist clients during contract performance. Our team assists in areas of planning and strategy, administration of construction project, the appointment of contractors and consultants and dispute resolution. 
 
STA represents project managers, architecture firms, engineers, quantity surveyors, cost consultants, and other design experts in contractual matters dealing with project delivery systems including design and build, design build and operate, design bid and build, fast-track or combination, and counsel clients during all phases of construction phases.

We prove time after time that a timely, pragmatic and cogent response often prevents cumbersome, protracted and lengthy litigation, thereby achieving the commercial objectives and minimizing cost overruns and disruptions that often lead to litigation or arbitration.

Please contact us to let us know how we can assist you with your legal concerns.

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