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Real Estate

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. 

News & insights

News: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advised Všeobecná úverová banka on the sale and leaseback of a large real estate portfolio

Allen & Overy has announced that the sale and leaseback of Všeobecná úverová banka's (VÚB)'s real estate portfolio was successfully signed on 12 June 2019 and closed on 7 October 2019. Post-closing works will continue during 2020.

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Publications: 01 NOVEMBER 2019

New rules for authorisation of construction works

Modernise and simplify the authorisation procedures Law No. 193/2019 for the amendment and supplementation of Law No. 50/1991 on the authorisation of the performance of construction works was published in the Official Monitor No. 873 dated 30 October 2019. The amendments brought by such law shall enter into force on 2 November 2019.

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Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019

Market update – legal developments in the German real estate market

Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax Reform

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019.

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