Real Estate Development and Planning
Allen & Overy has wide ranging experience in advising on a diverse range of development and planning matters including premium residential, office (including global HQs), retail, hotel and leisure facilities.
We advise leading developers, funders and occupiers on all types of projects providing them with advice spanning real estate, planning, construction, environment, energy and infrastructure related projects and PFI/PPP.
A significant part of the practice's work involves innovative funding and structuring techniques. Much of our work involves the use of joint ventures allowing our clients to share the knowledge of their commercial partners, share risk and increase tax efficiency.
We also have wide experience in dealing with all types of planning work in the office, retail, industrial, hotel and residential sectors as well as substantial infrastructure and energy projects such as power stations, gas storage facilities, offshore windfarms and transport schemes. Within these overall sectors we regularly advise on all aspects of planning law and its practically related specialisms, including built heritage and listed buildings, compulsory purchase orders, highways, judicial review and local authority practice and procedure.
News & insights
Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020
Effects on the Commercial Lease LawRead more
Publications: 18 DECEMBER 2020
On 13 December 2020, the Federal Chancellor and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States again decided, in view of the current development of the Covid-19 pandemic, to impose far-reaching measures…Read more
News: 14 DECEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy today announced that Adam Sofen has joined the firm from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP as a partner based out of A&O’s New York offices. Sofen’s practice focuses on the commercial real estate…Read more
Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019
As from 1 January 2019, taxpayers may opt to charge VAT on the letting of immovable property for professional use. On 25 November, the new rules fixing the timing and modalities of the “option” have…Read more