King & Spalding’s Real Estate Practice Group, together with other attorneys in the firm whose practices are heavily committed to the firm’s real estate clients, provides experienced and sophisticated advice with respect to the complete range of multi-national commercial real estate transactions to clients around the globe. More than 75 lawyers in the firm’s Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Riyadh, European and U.S. offices are actively engaged in this practice. King & Spalding has extensive experience in all commercial and residential asset classes, including developments in all classes, and has structured, negotiated and documented significant joint venture and partnership investment arrangements. We are a leading provider of services in the real estate capital markets and have substantial experience advising managers and sponsors of real estate investment funds on a global basis. We provide expertise in a broad range of domestic and international tax and regulatory matters related to real estate investments, funds and transactions. King & Spalding lawyers have experience in, and bring valuable expertise to, work-outs and restructuring of distressed real estate projects and investments.
Middle East Expertise
King & Spalding lawyers in the Middle East draw on a vast wealth of experience to service the real estate needs of our clients in the region. We have represented Middle East investors in real estate transactions for more than 20 years. King & Spalding has a team of five attorneys, including Arabic-speaking attorneys, in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Saudi Arabia with over 70 years’ aggregate experience. During the last five years, these attorneys and the firm have been involved in more than $30 billion of real estate projects in the Middle East, with transactional experience in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and other areas in the Middle East. King & Spalding is a leader and innovator in Shari’ah-compliant real estate financings, investments and funds formation.