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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: 07 FEBRUARY 2020

Berlin Rent Act passed - What are the practical consequences?

On 30 January 2020, Berlin’s House of Representatives passed the hotly discussed Berlin Rent Act, introducing the so-called “rent freeze”. It is expected to come into force in late March/early April 2020 with retroactive effect as of 18 June 2019.

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building

News: 31 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises E.L.A. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH on takeover of IC Immobilien Holding AG

E.L.A. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH has taken over all shares in IC Immobilien Holding AG. The remaining minority shareholders were bought out by way of a squeeze-out under German stock corporation law against payment of a cash settlement.

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building

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.