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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 & insights

front of building with with hundreds of flats

Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2021

The Berlin preliminary decision: Can housing companies be expropriated?

For some time now, Berlin has been experiencing a shortage of affordable and socially subsidized housing.

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growing plant

News: 04 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Evergreen Garden Care on the acquisition of gpi green partners

Allen & Overy has advised Evergreen Garden Care Deutschland GmbH (“Evergreen”) in connection with the acquisition of all shares in gpi green partners international GmbH & Co. KG.

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Aerial photo of Brussels, Belgium

Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

Belgium: future trends and challenges for the real estate market 2021/2022

In this video, Rudy Dupont, Partner discusses the key trends developing in the Belgian real estate market and considers future legal changes that will have a material ongoing impact on real estate…

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Glass office buildings

Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Optional VAT regime on immovable lease – New Royal Decree establishing the modalities of the option

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…

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