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Real Estate Funds

Allen & Overy has extensive expertise in structuring and establishing real estate funds.

In recent years, as real estate has become a fully-fledged alternative asset class for funds alongside private equity funds and hedge funds, we have advised on some of the largest and most complex fund structures, delivering to clients imaginative and intelligent solutions that meet their commercial needs.

Our real estate fund clients include some of the world's largest asset managers and private equity real estate fund managers. We provide advice in relation to various commercial real estate funding and joint venture structures using onshore and offshore partnerships and corporates, eg Luxembourg FCPs, SICAVs, SICAFs, and Jersey and Guernsey corporates. 

We act in all the areas that you would encounter during the life-cycle of a real estate fund, from fund formation to real estate, regulatory, tax and corporate advice through to exit strategies.

Our international network of lawyers in the real estate funds group allows us quickly to solve cross-border issues - with offices in the majority of the world's major financial centres, we can provide you with a choice of location as to where you would like your work to be managed. 

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Publications: 03 MARCH 2021

Second judgment by a German Higher Regional Court on rental payments during pandemic-related closures – adjustments only possible in exceptional cases

On the same day as the Higher Regional Court of Dresden (judgment of 24 February 2021, case no. 5 U 1782/20), the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht; OLG) of Karlsruhe (judgment of 24 February…

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Publications: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

Higher Regional Court judgement: risk-sharing between landlord and tenant as a result of the pandemic-related closures

On 24 February 2021, the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Dresden (judgment of 24 February 2021, case no. 5 U 1782/20) took a stand on risk-sharing between landlord and tenant as a result…

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Publications: 12 FEBRUARY 2021

The Spanish Constitutional Court declares certain squatter-protection rules in Catalonia null

On 28 January 2021 the Spanish Constitutional Court published a ruling that declares null several articles  of the DL 17/2019 on the basis, among others, that annulled provisions affect basic elements…

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Publications: 25 JANUARY 2021

Changes in law relating to the return of real estate covered by the Warsaw Land Decree

On 20 October 2020, amendments to the Act of 21 August 1997 on Real Estate Management entered into force, significantly limiting the possibility of restitution of real properties expropriated on the…

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