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Real Estate

We offer a global network of creative real estate lawyers experienced in handling all types and stages of real estate transactions.

Our clients choose us because they know we understand their objectives and offer them the innovation, experience, technical expertise, clarity of advice and commitment to get their deals done efficiently and effectively. We regularly handle transactions for the world's leading investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, REITs and sovereign wealth funds.

Real estate deals are becoming ever more complex. Increasingly they are cross border, highly structured and involve sophisticated financing arrangements. Allen & Overy is ideally placed to advise on these sorts of transactions with our specialist real estate capability across all product lines, unparalleled reputation in finance and well resourced global network.

We advise on development and planning, projects and construction, large loan, mezzanine, A/B and preferred equity origination, loan workouts, NPL pool acquisitions, distressed debt acquisition (including loan-to-own strategies), investment, corporate occupation, tax, finance, securitisation, real estate investment fund formation, structuring and joint ventures, and complex real estate mergers and acquisitions.

We support our clients in their most important real estate projects on an international basis. With more than 90 partners and over 300 associates across our global network, we have both significant geographical reach and a wealth of real estate experience in the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.   

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News: 28 April 2022

Allen & Overy announces 57 counsel promotions

Lawyers in 20 of Allen & Overy’s offices across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and the U.S. have been promoted to counsel, effective 1 May 2022. 

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Publications: 22 March 2022

Great Fund Insights: New ESMA Sustainable Finance Roadmap - What you need to know

ESMA has published a new "Sustainable Finance Roadmap 2022-2024" setting out its strategic priorities and key planned actions for the next three years. 

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Publications: 25 February 2022

The EU Commission's proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

Paving the way to a sustainable business community in the EU.

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Blog Post: 01 December 2021

FCA’s ESG strategy: a focus on diversity and inclusion

The FCA’s ESG strategy, launched by CEO Nikhil Rathi at COP26, has a significant focus on transparency and disclosure, and its importance in enabling a market led transition to a sustainable future.…

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