Recently, the market has become increasingly globalized and complex, with varying regulations and diverse ownership structures. Disputes tend to arise mainly in relation to the construction, engineering & infrastructure sectors. In order to come out on the winning side, our highly experienced lawyers, skilled in these particular matters, will provide practical experience and advice to clients in this fast-growing and ever-changing market. With every industry growth in a major business market, requirements for legal services in these relevant sector increases. The United Arab Emirates is considered a major player in the industrial, developmental, business, and real estate ventures of today’s world. In reality, there are numerous law firms working with various expertise. However, when the matter is related to civil engineering and infrastructure development, Al Suwaidi & Company is considered to be one of  the  top reliable and notable construction law firms in the  United Arab Emirates.

Al Suwaidi & Company’s construction team leads the market in development, civil engineering, environmental, regeneration and infrastructure litigation. Our extensive international construction know-how has enabled us to successfully meet client objectives in a pragmatic and cost-efficient manner. With their unique in-depth industry knowledge and commercial aptitude, our specialist litigators have an unsurpassed understanding of the extensively detailed requirements of construction litigation. Our team of experts can provide professional advice on matters related to land development projects which also includes planning, environmental and construction issues.

Al Suwaidi & Company actively supports the promotion of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – a cost-effective method for early resolution which saves your business valuable time and the added cost of more formal proceedings. Our construction team includes qualified practising arbitrators, as well as experienced and accredited mediators. As part of the larger Al Suwaidi team, our construction team is also supported by their colleagues in other practice areas, enabling them to tailor their representation to meet your exact requirements.

At Al Suwaidi & Company we help our clients and guide them,  on all aspects of contract interpretation and procedures during the course of projects, and step in to provide analysis and representation to our clients in the important interfaces that routinely occur between the participants in operations on site. We provide a depth of experience that allows our services to be delivered in a timely manner, where they are particularly needed in order to meet the requirements of our clients’ ongoing development activities.

Al Suwaidi & Company has a strong following in the oil and gas and defence sectors, and now has construction disputes expertise following Nigel Truscott’s arrival from SNR Denton. Name partner Mohammed Al Suwaidi enjoys a good reputation”. Within Dispute resolution, tier 4.

 – Legal 500 (2012)

Construction Team

Reda Hegazy

Reda Hegazy

Senior Associate

Reda is recognized by his clients in this region as a “highly effective lawyer in achieving their desired outcomes who is honorable and genuinely collegial with others and his legal advisory work is described as responsive and thorough”.

Source: ACE Audit Control & Expertise Group.

Practice: Criminal, Labor, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Maritime, Insurance, Aviation and Intellectual Property, Corporate & Commercial.

Experience: Reda is highly experienced and well-respected member of the Egyptian Bar since 1993, with an extensive in-depth experience in handling criminal, labor, civil and commercial litigation matters in the UAE having practiced in the region for over 25 years. He has conducted several arbitration cases in the region and is a recognized maritime insurance and intellectual property law expert. Reda’s full legal competencies also include a strong understanding of Sharia Law and the systems of the Courts which he applies in his litigation expertise, legal consultation, contract drafting and review. He has been a key member of the committee which drafted one of the federal housing laws in the UAE. He is also a regular resource person in several local newspapers in the UAE.

Reda is a certified arbitrator at Tahkeem Sharjah International Commercial Arbitration Centre (ICAA), UAE and is a listed member of DIAC 40 – Young Practitioners Group, Dubai, UAE since 2016.

Education: LLB degree from Mansoura University in Egypt; Diploma of Contracts, Menofiya University in Egypt

Languages: Arabic, English.