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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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Publications: 12 January 2022

Germany: future trends and challenges for the real estate market 2021/2022

In this video, Allen & Overy Partners Jochen Scheel and Christian Hilmes discuss the key trends they have seen develop in the German real estate market including the building investment pressure, the…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

German Federal Court of Justice ruling: no blanket rent cut for pandemic-related business closures

With its ruling passed on 12 January 2022, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof; BGH) upheld the appeal brought against the judgment passed by the Higher Regional Court…

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Publications: 25 November 2021

The new coalition agreement in Germany is in place - What are the likely effects for the real estate industry?

The 177-page coalition agreement of the three parties set to form the new government in Germany provides for numerous innovations in the German real estate sector. In future, building and housing is…

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Publications: 12 November 2021

BVerwG: The principle of social conservation is not boundless – Exercising municipal pre-emptive rights in Berlin

With its ruling passed on 9 November 2021, the German Federal Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht; BVerwG) has put the brakes on the increasingly popular practice among local authorities…

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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.