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Real Estate Investments, Joint Ventures and Structures

We advise the world’s leading real estate investors on their most important real estate acquisitions, investments and disposals.

Described by clients as “indisputably brilliant on the very big transactions", we represent real estate owners, investors, investment banks, private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and REITs.

Our in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector and close working relationships across our global network allow us to add value to our clients’ transactions with high-quality, practical and tax-effective legal advice. Our partners and associates are not just skilled in real estate matters. They also have wide experience of indirect real estate acquisitions, negotiating corporate-style documentation and providing advice on joint ventures and structuring that is drafted within a real estate context.

A key part of our advice involves looking at the associated corporate, financing and tax aspects in any transaction. Many of the real estate acquisitions we handle are actually corporate acquisitions (both onshore and offshore) to maximise tax efficiency. Our team is well versed in negotiating these share or unit sale and purchase agreements.

These agreements are often structured offshore in jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, where we have an office, or Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands, where we have strong relationships with leading local law firms.

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: 07 July 2022

Real Estate M&A booms in H1 – but which assets will stay the course in uncertain market conditions?

Global M&A may have lost its fizz in the first half of the year, but real estate deals were back with a bang after a slowdown during the pandemic.

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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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