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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

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Covid-19 threatens surge in M&A disputes

The pandemic has led to a sharp up-tick in disputes between buyers and sellers, with the prospect of litigation and arbitration on aspects of the deal process that have rarely been tested before.

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Debt finance remains on tap for buyers of Covid-19-robust businesses

The Covid-19 pandemic may have changed the dynamics of debt markets, but financing remains readily available for companies in sectors that have proven resilient throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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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…

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