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Real Estate Finance and Workouts

Recognised as the market’s leading Real Estate Finance practice, clients have described us as “preeminent” in Chambers & Partners.

We advise the world’s most advanced investment banks, specialist real estate lenders, borrowers, funds and investors on their most critical and pioneering transactions. No other practice can match our depth of experience and unique understanding of every aspect of real estate finance in both domestic and international markets.

As financing techniques have evolved, we have evolved with them, cementing our reputation for leading developments in the market and structuring the most complex deals. Our practice includes advising on large loan, mezzanine, A/B and preferred equity origination, loan workouts, securitisation, the formation of real estate investment funds, secondary market debt acquisitions, NPL pool acquisitions, real estate mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring and complex real estate acquisitions.

Our international footprint and depth of resource is backed up by our experience. Allen & Overy has been involved in the real estate finance market since its inception and boasts uniquely strong practices in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific. With over 90 partners in our global office network specialising in real estate finance we offer our clients a truly integrated service.


News & insights


Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: The Covid-19 Act and its impact on real estate financings in Germany

On 27 March 2020 the parliament adopted the Covid-19 Act. This act enacts various economic support measures for entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, other small, medium-sized and large enterprises and banks. In terms of civil law, the Covid-19 Act, which will take the form of an omnibus act, introduces changes to contractual law in the field of leases and loans which are to be made in article 240 of the Introductory Act to the German Civil Code (Einführungsgesetz zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuch).

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Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Real estate and Covid-19: the questions we are being asked in England

This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in England as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Publications: 19 MARCH 2020

Economic measures in Spain against Covid-19 coronavirus: moratorium on mortgage payment and on duty to file for insolvency

Today it has been published in the Spanish Official Gazette (Boletín Oficial del Estado) Royal decree-law 8/2020, dated 17 March, on urgent and extraordinary measures to fight social and economic impact of Covid-19 coronavirus (RDL). 

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Publications: 09 MARCH 2020

Mortgage Loan Reference Indexed (IRPH) clauses. The ECJ rules that they are not abusive per se but it puts the ball back in the Spanish Supreme Court's court

The ECJ issued yesterday its judgement in connection with case C-125/18 regarding the potential abusive nature of a clause governing a floating interest rate indexed to the Mortgage Loan Reference Index (IRPH) included in a mortgage loan agreements granted to a consumer. 

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