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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 and insights

Real estate finance germany

Publications: 01 July 2022

New Belgian Contract Law Published Today - 10 key changes that will have an important impact on the real estate sector

The succession of important legal changes impacting the real estate sector continues. Today, the April 2022 law adopting a new Belgian contract law regime has been published in Belgian official…

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High rise buildings

News: 29 June 2022

Allen & Overy advises on the purchase of a real estate portfolio in Italy from Fondo Pensione Cariplo

The acquirer is Kervis SGR S.p.A., on behalf of an alternative real estate investment fund.

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High rise buildings with glass windows

News: 23 May 2022

A&O advises Ares Management on financing for co-living residential apartments in Europe

Allen & Overy has advised Ares Management on its Alternative Credit fund’s financing for the acquisition and refurbishment of affordable co-living apartments in major urban centres across Western…

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Modern office buildings against a blue sky

Publications: 26 January 2022

National Security and Investment Act 2021: Impact on Real Estate

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came in to force on 4 January 2022. We consider the risks posed to real estate investors and the implications for the real estate sector in the…

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