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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

Aerial view of a yacht in the ocean

Publications: 01 December 2022

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile: Channel Islands - Part II: Jersey

The next podcast in the Channel Islands series of Selecting your Fund Domicile focuses on topical fund trends in Jersey and features Sophie Reguengo, a Jersey based partner at Ogier.

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Solar panels on the roof of a large office building

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.

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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?

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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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