Amrik is the managing partner in our Dubai office. He specialises in cross-border corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, foreign direct investments and large-scale project finance developments in emerging markets. He has extensive experience in the United Arab Emirates and GCC having worked closely with both government and private companies on large-scale mega real estate projects and corporate transactions across MENA.

Amrik has built up a specialism over his career in advising on Mega real estate projects including luxury hotels and resorts. Amrik has advised hotel developers on leading projects with international hotel operators such as Anantara, Banyan Tree, Starwood Group, Hilton, Marriot, Four Seasons, Hyatt, One and Only and Mandarin Oriental on all aspects including specialist hotel management agreements, finance and construction aspects. He has successfully completed the Cornell University course on hotel real estate investment and asset management and is highly recommended for his hospitality development work.

Amrik has worked with leading regional developers in real estate investment including mixed use luxury developments.

Amrik has worked in-house as corporate counsel at Emaar Properties PJSC and at TDIC Abu Dhabi, advising on some of the landmark development in the UAE including the development of Burj Khalifa and Saadiyat Island.

Amrik has recently led a firm wide team on supporting a client to develop specialist hyperscale data centres across the region and advised on several digital infrastructure transactions. He sits as a non-executive board director for a data centre development company in order to provide ongoing support and is also a non-executive director of a DIFC real estate investment fund that carries out luxury real estate investments in the GCC.

He is a member of the Law Society International Group and several real estate investment groups, due to his international experience.

How do you help clients?

I help clients find legal solutions to complex legal problems. I enjoy breaking down complex factual information into simple language and devising a strategy that helps clients manage risk and achieve their goals. I help management achieve the best financial valuations and returns for investors, globally, in all asset classes. My experience is unique in that I am a corporate lawyer who has exclusive experience in projects and real estate for Mega projects in emerging markets.


  1. Advising the Abu Dhabi Government authorities on development and the sale of hospitality assets in Abu Dhabi including the development of Saadiyat Island and the development of luxury five-star resorts in Abu Dhabi. This included selling key strategic assets to Strategic Investors and developing a Public Private Partnership program to attract investment into the luxury hotel sector in Abu Dhabi which resulted in over ten projects being developed in excess of USD 6 billion.
  2. Advising a hyperscale data centre developer on several large-scale investments to develop hyperscale data centres in GCC.
  3. Advising a West African group on digital infrastructure investments to include joint ventures in telecommunications, social media platforms and investments into East and West Africa.
  4. Advising P.E funds on key investments into a number of GCC states, on critical infrastructure and hospitality projects.
  5. Advising on luxury hotel developments in Uganda and the development of large-scale shopping malls and offices in Key City redevelopment area in Kampala.
  6. Advising on Project finance transactions for digital infrastructure development in USA.