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Sebastian Roberts

Senior Associate

Sebastian is a Real Estate Senior Associate in the Projects group in Dubai.

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Experience

Sebastian is a real estate lawyer specialising in real estate development (including large mixed-use developments and serviced/branded residences), asset management and acquisitions and disposals (including due diligence). Sebastian advises a variety of clients throughout the region including government owned and private developers, REITs/REIFs, institutional landlords and tenants and high net worth individuals.  
 
Sebastian's experience includes advising: 
 
  • a prominent master developer in relation to various matters pertaining to its Master Community, including in respect of its leasing templates and the legal and regulatory framework in KSA
  • Emaar with respect to the negotiation of a long-term management agreement relating to a high-end restaurant food court concept using the "Time Out Market Brand"
  • Abu Dhabi National Hotels PJSC in relation to its acquisition of 5 landmark hotels from Emaar Properties PJSC
  • a large multinational bank in relation to its leasing portfolio in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the UAE
  • an Abu Dhabi government developer in relation to appointment of an operator to manage and lease various commercial assets in Abu Dhabi
  • a prominent KSA developer in relation to its branded residential project in Makkah, KSA
  • a prominent developer in Dubai in relation to various pertaining's to its development activities, including the preparation of agency agreements, template sales documentation and jointly owned property documentation
  • a government developer with respect to the negotiation of the branded residences related documentation with Accor for its mixed-use development in Doha, Qatar
  • a sovereign wealth fund with respect to the real estate aspects of the establishment of a shairah complaint REIF in Oman, which included the sale and lease back of a commercial asset
  • an established school operator in relation to its acquisition of various schools in Dubai and Bahrain
  • a confidential client with respect to the lease of 14 buildings in the Jebel Ali Free Zone

 

Background

Sebastian has been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

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