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Real Estate

We offer a global network of creative real estate lawyers experienced in handling all types and stages of real estate transactions.

Our clients choose us because they know we understand their objectives and offer them the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively. We regularly handle transactions for the world's leading investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, REITs and sovereign wealth funds.

Real estate deals are becoming ever more complex. Increasingly they are cross border, highly structured and involve sophisticated financing arrangements. Allen & Overy is ideally placed to advise on these sorts of transactions with our specialist real estate capability across all product lines, unparalleled reputation in finance and well resourced global network.

We advise on development and planning, projects and construction, large loan, mezzanine, A/B and preferred equity origination, loan workouts, NPL pool acquisitions, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, real estate investment fund formation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions.

We support our clients in their most important real estate projects on an international basis. With more than 90 partners and over 300 associates across our global network, we have both significant geographical reach and a wealth of real estate experience in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.   

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News: 11 MAY 2021

Haniel verkauft ELG mit Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy berät die Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH bei der Veräußerung der ELG Haniel GmbH („ELG“) an den luxemburgischen Stahlhersteller Aperam S.A.

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News: 23 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy berät House of HR beim Erwerb der deutschen avanti-Gruppe

Allen & Overy hat den führenden europäischen Personaldienstleister House of HR im Zusammenhang mit der Umsetzung seiner Expansionspläne für Deutschland durch den Erwerb der avanti GmbH, eines…

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Berliner Mietendeckel

Publications: 15 APRIL 2021

Bundesverfassungsgericht kippt "Berliner Mietendeckel"

Das Bundesverfassungsgericht (Beschluss des Zweiten Senats vom 25. März 2021, Az. 2 BvF 1/20, 2 BvL 4/20, 2 BvL 5/20) hat entschieden, dass der Berliner Mietendeckel mangels Kompetenz des Berliner…

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Publications: 03 MARCH 2021

Zweites OLG-Urteil zu Mietzahlungen bei pandemiebedingten Schließungen – Anpassung nur im Ausnahmefall

Am selben Tag wie das OLG Dresden (Urteil v. 24.02.2021, Az. 5 U 1782/20) urteilte auch das OLG Karlsruhe (Urteil v. 24.02.2021, Az. 7 U 109/20) zu den Auswirkungen behördlicher Schließungsanordnungen…

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