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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

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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