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Real Estate

Market leading, cross-practice advice

Our Real Estate sector group brings together lawyers from across Allen & Overy's network and practice groups with particular involvement from our real estate, real estate finance, corporate, tax, securitisation, capital markets, litigation, investment funds and restructuring groups.

Their expertise and strong team working enables us to advise on both domestic and cross-border deals involving real estate as an asset class.

We act for public and private companies, pension funds, investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, hotel owners and operators, retailers, public sector bodies, developers, unit trusts.

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Contractural penalties - an important resolution of the Supreme Court

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Contractural penalties - an important resolution of the Supreme Court

In its resolution dated 20 November 2019, the Supreme Court concluded that an agreement must not provide for a contractual penalty in the event a party rescinds such agreement due to the other party’s failure to perform its financial obligation towards it (III CZP 3/19). 

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News: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advised Všeobecná úverová banka on the sale and leaseback of a large real estate portfolio

Allen & Overy has announced that the sale and leaseback of Všeobecná úverová banka's (VÚB)'s real estate portfolio was successfully signed on 12 June 2019 and closed on 7 October 2019. Post-closing works will continue during 2020.

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Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019

Market update – legal developments in the German real estate market

Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax Reform

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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2019

What to expect in 2019 – Legal developments in the German real estate market

The year 2019 will bring a number of new developments for the German real estate market: a tightening of the “rental price brake” (Mietpreisbremse), a changing political environment for housing investments in urban areas as well as developments with regard to the German real estate transfer tax.

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Our Real Estate/Real Estate Finance practice in Germany

Our Real Estate practice in Germany brings together lawyers from across Allen & Overy’s practice groups with particular involvement from our real estate, real estate finance, private equity/corporate, tax, securitisation, capital markets, litigation, public law, investment funds and restructuring groups.