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Emma O'Brien

Senior Associate, Abu Dhabi

Recent experience

  • Representing a Dubai based contractor in respect of the international development of a high profile tower block building including reviewing and drafting the various documents and providing advice on the risk attaching to various commercial decisions
  • Representing an Abu Dhabi based developer in respect of the infrastructure for a major Abu Dhabi development including the provision of water, electricity and information technology systems to an entire island. Advising as to procurement options as well as drafting and negotiating memoranda of understanding and concession agreements
  • Representing an international developer based in Abu Dhabi in respect of developing a suite of documents for use in a high profile new development in the region, including drafting the suite of documents and holding discussions and workshops with the developer in order to tailor the documents to their particular needs
  • Advising an international contractor based in Dubai in respect of the development of a suite of documents for use in connection with its various projects throughout the region
  • Advising a UK based employer in respect of a high profile city centre re-development including negotiating documents with contractors and consultants and other interested third parties including local government authorities
  • Advising a UK based developer in respect of a major shopping centre development including negotiating final payment release terms and providing day to day assistance in respect of various claims against the contractor for liquidated and other damages
  • Advising a major UK based property fund in respect of the acquisition of various properties including advising on existing construction documentation and negotiating with the vendors as to the terms of the purchase including defects rectification and retention release
  • Advising a consortium of contractors, facilities maintenance providers and others in respect of a hospital PFI development in the UK including drafting and negotiating construction and facilities maintenance contracts and interface agreements