Al Suwaidi & Company prides itself on being at the forefront of breaking developments in the dynamic real estate arena. Our lawyers serve all major participants in every aspect of this industry by providing all aspects of advice on a variety of complex transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Our extensive knowledge is underpinned by our bond with the real estate industry. We advise both commercial and residential tenants and landlords, purchasers, major contractors as well as multinational developers.

In addition, our lawyers frequently represent clients in the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA), as well as arbitration tribunals and courts. Our team possesses both the flexibility and commitment needed to work closely with all clients, consultants, contractors and other professional advisors alike.

We recognize and understand that real estate issues often require local resources and expertise in many other areas of the law, which is why we have built strong cross-disciplinary teams that will conform to our clients’ needs. This workforce performs effectively and efficiently across all borders, jurisdictions, and practice areas which draw upon expertise in speciality areas such as litigation, insolvency, and regulatory law.

Our clients choose us because they know that we understand their needs and in turn, we offer them the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment necessary to help them achieve their objectives efficiently and effectively. Despite real estate deals becoming ever more complex with sophisticated financing arrangements, this nonetheless poses no challenge to Al Suwaidi & Company’s extensive experience in advising on these matters with our specialist real estate capability across all product lines and our unparalleled reputation in real estate finance.

With one of the most sophisticated and diversified real estate practices among major law firms, Al Suwaidi & Company strives to provide clients with a top-tier service on real estate matters. Our practise spans all areas of the real estate industry, including mergers and acquisitions of both public and private real estate companies, sales and acquisitions of portfolios, individual assets, finance, real estate development, leasing, structured financing, joint ventures and partnerships.

Real Estate Team

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Mohammed R Alsuwaidi

Managing Partner

“Very responsive and never fails to make himself available for you”.
Source: Chambers 2011.

Practice:Oil and Gas, Criminal, Civil, and Commercial Litigation, Banking, Construction, Real Estate and Intellectual Property, local and international Arbitration, acting both as counsel and as an arbitrator.

Experience: He was admitted to all Courts of the UAE in 1986 and founded Al Suwaidi and Company in 1996.

Previously, Mohammed was the Head of the Legal Department of Emirates General Petroleum Corporation. He was Vice Chairman of the Jurist Association in the UAE, was President of the Organization of Young Arab Lawyers and was Deputy Chairman of the UAE Jurists Association. He has been appointed as an arbitrator on more than 60 arbitrations to date. He is also called upon as a UAE law expert on international arbitrations.He is also a licensed arbitrator in the International Islamic Center for Reconciliation and Arbitration.


Vice President of Dubai Swiss Business Council
Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Ajman Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration Center (Ajman Chamber of Commerce)
Steering Committee of ICC – UAE – Commission on Arbitration
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) UAE branch
Islamic Lawyers Association
Arbitration Council in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
UAE Bar Association
American Bar Association
Associate member of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
A former member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Association in the UAE
Education: Masters of Laws (LLM), Boston University; Bachelors of Law (LLB) UAE University

Languages: Arabic, English.

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.