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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

News: 15 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Leonard Green and Novo Holdings' acquisition of WCG Clinical

Allen & Overy has advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on the USD1.045 billion syndicated financing for the acquisition of WCG Clinical by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Novo Holdings A/S. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

Paving the way to the UK’s departure from the EU – an overview of the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the UK’s general election in December 2019, the immediate priority for both the UK and the EU27 in relation to Brexit is now the approval, ratification and implementation of the deal agreed at a political level between the European Commission and the UK in October 2019 on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement).

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Publications: 10 JANUARY 2020

Podcast: The Dutch scheme - How it will work and what it will mean for the European Restructuring market

The Dutch scheme (also known as WHOA), which is set to come into effect later this year, will offer an alternative restructuring tool to the English scheme of arrangement and U.S. Chapter 11 proceedings.  Amsterdam-based restructuring partner Sigrid Jansen and Brechje van der Velden, senior partner in Allen & Overy's Amsterdam office, join London-based restructuring partner Jennifer Marshall to discuss the main features of the Dutch scheme and how it compares to the English scheme of arrangement.  

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Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019

How should Europe’s non-bank lending market be regulated?

​Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.

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