January 8, 2019

Clyde & Co expands Real Estate practice with partner hire in Dubai

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the appointment of Peter Greatrex as a Partner in its Real Estate & Hospitality practice. Based in Dubai, Peter will be responsible for further developing the firm's wider Middle East offering, with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Peter is a real estate expert with over 10 years' experience in the Middle East. He has spent over 12 years with Trowers & Hamlins, progressing to the role of partner. Peter relocated to Bahrain in 2008 and has been in Dubai since 2017 to lead the UAE and Oman real estate offering. 

Peter has extensive experience in all areas of real estate transactions, advising master developer clients on all aspects of their development from conception to completion in multiple jurisdictions of the Middle East. He also has particular expertise in large pathfinder public private partnerships (PPP), advising public and private sector clients on a range of mandates in the housing, transportation and infrastructure sectors. He is also an expert in the delivery of affordable housing, having worked on significant projects for the Governments of Abu Dhabi, Oman and Kuwait. Peter is a ranked lawyer in Chambers legal directory.  

Alexis Waller, Partner and Head of Real Estate & Hospitality for the Middle East at Clyde & Co, comments: “The Middle East region continues to offer large potential for growth, with governments pursuing plans for economic diversification and strategic investment. Our regional footprint, including a fully integrated Clyde & Co office in Riyadh, together with our recent expansion into Oman, gives us an ideal platform to further expand our specialist capability and offering. Peter's strong regional property experience and his reputation in the field of PPP and affordable housing projects will be a key addition to drive the growth of our practice across the region."

Commenting on the move to Clyde & Co, Peter Greatrex says: “I am looking forward to bringing my experience to a firm with such a recognised market-leading real estate practice. Capitalising on Clyde & Co's established network in the Middle East, my practice is well placed to complement and develop the firm's current real estate and hospitality offering across our key regional markets."

Clyde & Co's real estate & hospitality practice offers a fully comprehensive service working with clients across the MENA region. It has substantial expertise in all sectors of the real estate industry, including the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors, and advises on real property rights and property investment generally throughout the Middle East. Clyde & Co helps its owner, developer, operator, investor and other clients with due diligence, deal structuring and financing arrangements, property acquisition and sales, leasing, hotel development, operating structures and dispute resolution. With the ability to join its capabilities with other related practice areas, such as construction, finance, corporate, IP, disputes and insurance, it is able to provide the resources necessary to handle projects of any size required.

Clyde & Co has the largest presence and is one of most experienced international law firms in the Middle East with over 40 partners and 400 staff, based full time in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Doha in Qatar, Muscat[1] in Oman and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, providing a full-service commercial offering of local specialists in commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, international arbitration, finance & banking, insurance, projects & construction, real estate, regulatory & investigations, and technology.

 

[1] Office of Fatma Al Mamari Advocacy and Legal Consultancy Firm, in association with Clyde & Co.