IPSEF Speakers

Philip Corfield-Smith

Real Estate Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Philip is a Partner and the head of our Real Estate Department in the United Arab Emirates.

Philip has advised on a broad range of transactions in the UAE and MEA; having practiced in the region since 2006. He has acted for many government ministries, government-owned master developers, foreign and locally owned sub-developers, hotel operators/owners, property funds, international investors and assists corporations with their real estate requirements.

His experience includes advising on a range of property issues relating to master and sub developments (from plot acquisition to post-construction management), drafting and negotiating development agreements (using sale, lease and musataha structures), hotel acquisitions and disposals, hotel management agreements, project finance, property investment funds, bulk real estate acquisitions and disposals, strata management and commercial leasing.