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Forward-thinking international law firm

Real Estate is a top performing asset class in the worldwide investment market. Sophisticated investors are looking increasingly globally for investment opportunities. Whether you are investing, developing or refurbishing, the raft of legal issues you face grows ever more complex and differ in many jurisdictions. Are you familiar with the nuances of the local planning regime or the potential liabilities in complex construction projects? Do you appreciate the potential impact of sustainable developments on property values and retrofit?

To answer these questions and many more, Taylor Wessing’s Real Estate team will anticipate the potential risks that you may face, enabling you to benefit from today’s global Real Estate opportunities. At Taylor Wessing, we are interested in the whole life cycle of the property, from purchase (including structuring), through development, letting, finance and ultimate disposal. Our legal advice is guided by an understanding of the commercial and technical driving aspects of each real property transaction or project.

We offer our international clients a global presence and all round advice that is unique in the European legal market as well as integrated Real Estate advice across the borders. It has proved right and successful to advise our clients with our industry focussed and experienced teams and to provide product oriented solutions. With Real Estate specialists in corporate, tax and banking and finance, we are able to provide the comprehensive and seamless advice that meets our client’s commercial needs.


Areas of expertise

  • Asset & Property Management
    • Compliance and risk management under real estate law
    • Conversion and/or completion of property use
    • Design and negotiation of construction, architectural and engineering contracts
    • Design and negotiation of contracts for service (facility, property and asset management contracts)
    • Design and negotiation of lease contracts
    • Identification, evaluation and realisation of value enhancement potential
    • Preparation of master lease contracts
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  • Commercial Tenancy Law
    • Compliance with constraints under public law
    • Contract handling
    • Design and negotiation of lease contracts, existing lease or pre-letting (project)
    • Enforcement of claims
    • Negotiation of individual lease contracts and supplements
    • Preparation of addenda
    • Termination of lease contracts
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  • Project Development
    • Architectural and construction contracts, in particular general contractor agreements
    • Joint venture, cooperation and operator agreements
    • Legal supervision of construction phase
    • Negotiation of individual lease contracts and supplements
    • Preparation of master lease contracts
    • Project financing
    • Sale of project development or completed product (share and asset deal)
    • Securing of plots, in particular, drafting of land purchase contracts with rights of rescission and/or purchase option contracts
    • Zoning plan proceedings, building permission proceedings
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  • Real Estate Financing
    • Collateral security law (loans and credits)
    • Joint venture and fund models
    • Lease structures
    • Structured methods of financing (mezzanine financings, mortgage backed securities)
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  • Real Estate Transactions
    • Applications under cartel law
    • Building, planning and environmental law issues
    • Design and negotiation of purchase agreements (share and asset deal)
    • Design of and advice on cross-border investments
    • Non-disclosure agreements, exclusivity agreements, letters of intent
    • Preparation and realisation of due diligence processes
    • Structuring and design of investment vehicles (reals estate funds, joint ventures, partnerships and limited commercial partnerships)
    • Tax optimisation
    • Transaction structuring
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News and Insights

The 2017 FIDIC Suite

On 5 and 6 December 2017 in London the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (commonly ...

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