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Real Estate Investments, Joint Ventures and Structures

We advise the world’s leading real estate investors on their most important real estate acquisitions, investments and disposals.

Described by clients as “indisputably brilliant on the very big transactions", we represent real estate owners, investors, investment banks, private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and REITs.

Our in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector and close working relationships across our global network allow us to add value to our clients’ transactions with high-quality, practical and tax-effective legal advice. Our partners and associates are not just skilled in real estate matters. They also have wide experience of indirect real estate acquisitions, negotiating corporate-style documentation and providing advice on joint ventures and structuring that is drafted within a real estate context.

A key part of our advice involves looking at the associated corporate, financing and tax aspects in any transaction. Many of the real estate acquisitions we handle are actually corporate acquisitions (both onshore and offshore) to maximise tax efficiency. Our team is well versed in negotiating these share or unit sale and purchase agreements.

These agreements are often structured offshore in jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, where we have an office, or Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands, where we have strong relationships with leading local law firms.

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stainless steel recycling

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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empty shops

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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building

Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019

Marktupdate – Rechtliche Entwicklungen im deutschen Immobilienmarkt

Fokus: „Berliner Mietendeckel“ und Grunderwerbsteuerreform

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