Real estate is the world's largest asset class and our work for organisations active in the sector, whether they’re lenders, borrowers, investors, developers or occupiers, gives us a deep understanding of the industry and the way it operates.
We are at the heart of the global real estate sector offering advanced and intelligent advice that complements the way our clients work.
Our Real Estate sector group brings together lawyers from across Allen & Overy's network and practice groups with particular involvement from our real estate, real estate finance, corporate, tax, securitisation, capital markets, litigation, investment funds and restructuring groups. Their expertise and strong team working enables us to advise on both domestic and cross-border deals involving real estate as an asset class.
Our client base reflects the diversity and vibrancy of our practice. We act for public and private companies, pension funds, investment banks and other financial institutions, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, hotel owners and operators, retailers, public sector bodies, developers and unit trusts.
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Publications: 25 May 2023
Continuation funds for real estate fund managers
In the current global economic climate, continuation funds provide an attractive alternative exit opportunity for real estate fund managers looking to create liquidity for investors in their funds.
Publications: 16 February 2023
Sanctions in the spotlight: the High Court considers Russia sanctions implications
The High Court in London has issued a number of judgments in recent weeks that consider the implications of the sanctions that have been imposed on Russia in the last 12 months. In this article, we…
Publications: 10 February 2023
Dispute resolution at the WTO: the wheels continue to turn
Dispute resolution in relation to international trade disputes continues to progress in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) system even in the absence of a functioning Appellate Body.
Publications: 10 January 2023
The EU and UK adopt further sanctions against Russia
At the close of 2022, and with the war in Ukraine entering its tenth month, the EU and the UK adopted further sanctions packages against Russia. The latest sanctions packages include further asset…