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Corporate Occupiers and Leasing

Typically, buildings cost 15% of an organisation’s overheads and are the second largest business expenditure following staff costs.

Effectively managing operational real estate is an issue of strategic importance and can provide the foundation for future growth.

With vast experience in acting for both tenants and landlords, we have a real understanding of the issues our clients face in managing real estate and anticipating their future operational requirements. We specialise in acting for financial institutions and corporates on HQ relocations, data centres and office matters, and have advised on some of the most significant deals in the market in recent times.

In particular, we help clients with the negotiation of heads of terms and agreements to lease; the negotiation and agreement of commercial leases and all supporting documentation; exit issues relating to existing premises; and construction issues regarding fit-out by the landlord and/or tenant. Underpinning our advice is a unrelenting focus on ensuring the best possible commercial terms for our clients.

Our lawyers work closely with clients to identify provisions that could pose risks within a chosen strategy. These include financial obligations such as rent review, insurance and repair obligations. Having established whether the risk is reasonable, taking into account the market and other commercial factors, we work to agree the approach and mitigating factors that should be adopted in order to manage the risk. A material disruption to your business from the perspective of a landlord or tenant is likely to impact you economically. Our team's prior experience of leading similar projects and working with other professional advisers means that our rigorous approach to project management allows your day-to-day operations to continue smoothly.

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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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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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Publications: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

OLG-Urteil: Risikoverteilung zwischen Vermieter und Mieter infolge von pandemiebedingten Schließungen

Am 24.02.2021 hat das OLG Dresden (Urteil v. 24.02.2021, Az. 5 U 1782/20) als erstes Oberlandesgericht zur Risikoverteilung zwischen Vermieter und Mieter infolge von pandemiebedingten Schließungen…

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