Eileen Duncan Leads Trowers & Hamlins’ ME Real Estate Practice

Trowers & Hamlins, an international law firm, strengthens its Middle East real estate division with Partner Eileen Duncan’s relocation to the UAE. As the new Head of Real Estate, Middle East, Duncan, previously based in London, will spearhead the firm’s real estate strategy in the region from Dubai, collaborating with teams across Trowers’ four offices. 

In her expanded role, Duncan will drive the firm’s Middle East real estate initiatives, ensuring seamless integration with other departments to provide comprehensive client services. She will also maintain close collaboration with UK colleagues, facilitating real estate investments between the Middle East and the UK. 

With 25 years of legal experience, including two decades at Trowers & Hamlins and partner status since 2007, Duncan brings a wealth of expertise to her new position. 

Commenting on her move, Eileen said:  

“I am delighted to be taking up this position and working even more closely with my fantastic colleagues in the Middle East. The firm has a proud history in the region and Trowers is rightly regarded locally and internationally as a key legal player in the market.  

“I am also thrilled to be moving to Dubai at such an exciting time for the local real estate sector. The region’s burgeoning real estate market is going from strength to strength – the total value of real estate projects planned or under way in the GCC is around $1.4 trillion, with new projects and initiatives coming online all the time. The opportunities for a firm of Trowers’ calibre are second to none. 

“I am very much looking forward to helping drive forward Trowers’ Middle East real estate offering and helping further embed the firm in this vibrant, agile marketplace.” 

Jeremy Ingham, International Managing Partner, added:  

“Eileen is a brilliant lawyer with excellent credentials and she is a very welcome addition to our Middle East presence. We’re seeing a wealth of developments across the real estate market, with major projects and associated assets within the hospitality, logistics and technology sectors presenting key areas of growth and diversification. Real estate runs though the core of Trowers’ business and we look forward to pioneering better environments and businesses for our regional clients through our unique expertise.”