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Andrew Thomson, Partner

Andrew Thomson

Partner

Practice areas

  • Real estate

Practice notes

Andrew is a partner and head of the real estate practice in the Middle East. He is jointly based in the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. Andrew has 16 years of experience in the real estate sector, the majority of that time being spent living and working in the Middle East acting for both local and international real estate clients.

As one of the region’s most prominent real estate lawyers, Andrew represents clients across all major jurisdictions in the Middle East. He advises investors, funds, financial institutions and developers in sectors including retail, education, logistics and residential. Andrew’s clients include some of the most prominent real estate funds, family offices and international real estate corporates operating in the Middle East. He also advises local and international clients in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, Andrew advises on Shari’a compliant finance relating to real estate.

Andrew is recommended by his clients for providing a commercial one-stop-shop for their real estate requirements. Andrew and his real estate team are praised by clients for their pragmatic approach to dealing with legal issues and their flexibility in the delivery of their services.

Legal 500 EMEA 2018 ranked Andrew and named him one of six “leading individuals” in the UAE real estate market. Commentary includes ‘Andrew Thomson is commercial, responsive and experienced in the UAE market’.

Chambers Global 2018 commentators say that Andrew Thomson has "been in the region for a long time and really knows his stuff. He's always top of my list of people to call." He is active on a broad spectrum of real estate mandates throughout the GCC.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Andrew led Gowling WLG's real estate and hospitality practice in the Middle East and Africa.

Andrew obtained his LLB with Honors from Glasgow University and his Diploma of Legal Practice from Glasgow Law School. He was admitted as a solicitor in Scotland in 2003. Andrew is fluent in English.

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