Dubai – LAWFUEL – Legal News, Legal Jobs Network – Engineering and Construction Group senior associate, Calum McIver from DLA Piper, has been seconded to the legal department of Al Futtaim to work on the Dubai Festival City (“DFC”).
The DFC is a multi billion Dirham mixed use real estate development that is being built on 1600 acres of land by the Alfuttaim Group. It will include four hotels, a marina, a golf course, a hypermarket, a shopping mall with over 500 retail outlets, in addition to a number of commercial and residential facilities.
McIver is advising on the legal aspects of procurement and contractual issues arising out of this project.
Jayshree Gupta, DLA Piper’s office managing partner in Dubai said: “We are delighted that Calum is working with Al Futtaim on the prestigious Dubai Festival City development. We are always looking to deepen our relationships with our clients to really get to know their business. We hope that Calum’s secondment will provide significant expertise in the contentious and non contentious aspects of mixed use developments.”
McIver officially started working for the DFC in the Autumn 2006. He commented: “I am excited to be closely involved with such a leading project, where the legal and commercial issues are highly complex.
“My experience gained with Al Futtaim will be extremely valuable when I move into DLA Piper’s Dubai office at the end of the secondment.”