The global real estate market is growing in terms of complexity and sophistication. Investors, corporations, asset and fund managers and financial institutions in the real estate sector need a legal team that can offer strategic transactional support on a cross-border basis. We are one of the few global law firms with the experience, skill and depth of resources necessary to deliver a high-level of service to real estate sector participants, anywhere in the world.

“Full-service team with expertise in real estate and all supporting areas of law.” Chambers UK, 2020

Our real estate lawyers act for clients across the full range of real estate matters including urban regeneration projects, direct and indirect investment transactions, real estate financing, equity investment structuring, portfolio deals, corporate occupier matters, dispute resolution and development projects. As a market leader in Islamic finance, we also have extensive experience in Islamic financing techniques for real estate investment. For example, we are advisers to the UK government on Islamic financing.

Our areas of work include

  • Acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets
  • Agricultural lands, including food and agribusiness
  • Commercial and industrial leasing
  • Construction and engineering
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Equity investment structures and joint ventures
  • Hotels, hospitality and leisure
  • Islamic financing
  • Planning, logistics, land use regulation and environmental law
  • Property management and structured title schemes
  • Real estate debt financing
  • Renewable energy projects, including solar and wind
  • Residential, retail and mixed-use developments and projects
  • Retirement centers and senior living

Awards and accolades

  • Real Estate Team of the Year, Legal Business Awards, 2020
  • Real Estate Firm of the Year 2020, Legal 500 UK
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Commercial Property: Corporate Occupiers (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2021
  • Chambers UK, London: Real Estate: Big-Ticket, Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Chambers UK, London: Real Estate Finance, Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Commercial Property: Development (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Commercial Property: Hotels & Leisure (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Commercial Property: Investment, The Legal 500, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Property Finance, The Legal 500, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Property Litigation, The Legal 500, 2020


Global Head of Real Estate
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