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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- Real Estate Development and Planning
- Real Estate Litigation and Planning Disputes
- Real Estate Finance and Workouts
News and insights
Publications: 20 February 2023
Investing in operational real estate: Student accommodation
With a consistent tenant base and stable cashflows, student accommodation is an attractive investment for real estate investors.
Publications: 03 November 2022
European regulation provides a model for Net Zero real estate
Europe’s real estate decarbonisation rules are among the most stringent in the world. By focusing on efficiency – and allocating responsibility for funding upgrades – they offer an example to follow.
Publications: 01 November 2022
Investing in Operational Real Estate: Data Centres
What do European real estate investors need to know about investing in data centres?
Publications: 07 July 2022
Real Estate M&A booms in H1 – but which assets will stay the course in uncertain market conditions?
Global M&A may have lost its fizz in the first half of the year, but real estate deals were back with a bang after a slowdown during the pandemic.