Property & Construction

Property and Construction Lawyers



Banking & Finance

Disputes & Debt

  • Company Registration
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Joint Stock/Partnership
  • Limited Liability
  • Free Zones
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Structuring & Restructuring
  • Joint Ventures
  • Contracts
  • Sales & Purchase Agreements
  • Musataha
  • Ijara
  • Murabaha
  • Mudaraba
  • Mortgage
  • Lease
  • Finance
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution – ADR (Negotiations, Mediation and Settlements)
  • Debt Recovery & Restructuring


We serve real estate developers and real estate brokerage houses, contractors, consultants, building material manufacturers and vendors throughout the United Arab Emirates in every aspect of law. Examples of work completed:

  • Formed and registered large real estate development companies (SNASCO and Sharjah Investment Centre).
  • Restructured a group companies of 15 company in property development, building materials and construction owned by Tech Group PJSC, a joint stock company that is considered one of the biggest groups in the UAE in its field.
  • Local and international joint ventures across the GCC countries.
  • Drafted and structured Property Sales & Purchase and Leasing Agreements, mortgage agreements and other sharia compliance contracts and agreements (istisna’a, ijara and musataha) for leading real estate development companies and real estate investments arms of leading Islamic banks in the UAE such as (SNASCO, SIC, ASAS-real estate investment arm of Sharjah Islamic Bank).
  • Advised on project and property acquisition finance of more that $350 million in structured finance loans from HSBC, United Arab Bank, Doha Bank and Commercial Bank of Qatar. Our advice included commercial (conventional) finance, hedging and Islamic finance.
  • We represented companies and individual investors in large and complex real estate and construction disputes before Dubai and other UAE courts as well as in arbitration.

Clients served in this sector include:

  • Al Murjan Real Estate
  • ASAS Real Estate/ Sharjah Islamic bank
  • Faya Constructions
  • New Market Real Estate
  • Snasco
  • Sharjah Investment Centre
  • Solanki Constructions
  • Euwin
  • Tech Group PJSC
  • Al Mabna Contracting
  • Bin Kamil Real Estate Investments LLC
  • Al Tunaiji Real Estate
  • China Harbour Engineering Co
  • Empire Rick Engineering LLC
  • Faya Intl. Bldg. Maint. LLC
  • Faya Construction LLC
  • Tanmiyat Investment Center
  • Beirut Carpentry & Décor LLC
  • Hamriyah Cement Co. FZC
  • Energy Engineering System
  • Iman Electromech. Eng.
  • Onyx Industries
  • Roof Care Co.
  • Safety Elevators


The lawyers at Deaifis have extensive construction and property experience:

  • Abdulla Ibrahim Deaifis, Founding Owner, lawyer in the UAE for 10 years and licensed to appear before all UAE courts at all levels. He advised leading real estate and construction companies on almost every matter of law including joint ventures, formation as well as Sale & Purchase Agreements. Abdulla represented prominent real estate companies in large and complex court cases and advised on the set up of the White Bay project, a USD 2 Billion real estate development in UAE.
  • Tariq F. Rasheed, Managing Associate, advised UAE and international real estate and construction clients on corporate and commercial matters including formation structuring and restructuring such as Tech Group PSC, SNASCO, Al Murjan Real Estate LLC (White Bay).
  • Fatme Ibrahim, Senior Legal Consultant, a member of the Beirut Bar Association with more than 5 years experience in the UAE at our firm. Fatme has outstanding litigation skills and her record, includes the winning of a real estate arbitration dispute exceeded USD 10 Million for the Sharjah International Free Zone Authority.
  • Mugahid El Fadil, Legal Consultant, a member of the Sudanese Bar Association and lawyer in the UAE for more than 10 years with an extensive experience in construction and construction related debt recovery and criminal cases. Mugahid’s 2011 winning record in construction and construction related matters includes an absolute winning of 2 criminal cases discharging and announcing the innocence of our clients from criminal liability for accidental death of workers on sites.

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