Corporate real estate

Overview

Our combined expertise in real estate, corporate, finance, tax and investment funds enables us to create a distinctive team delivering a dedicated partner-led service of the highest quality to our clients.

Given that many corporate real estate matters involve overseas locations, we have developed close working relationships with many of the leading independent law firms throughout the major jurisdictions. This ensures access at all times to firms with the requisite legal and market experience.

Our team advises on a wide range of corporate real estate matters including:

  • Restructuring: Alongside the firm's restructuring and insolvency group, we advise in connection with real estate rich reorganisations and restructurings for private equity investors, management teams and corporates. Our work covers all real estate aspects including the impact of proposals on existing legal arrangements such as opco/propco and other lease structures and offshore ownership.
  • Occupier strategy: We advise corporate owners and occupiers in realising maximum use and value from their real estate holdings and in agreeing contract and lease terms. This includes corporate realisation programmes, relocation projects, the acquisition of new premises, management of existing premises, the disposal of excess space and advice on construction, planning and development issues.
  • Acquisitions and disposals: We advise on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, both domestic and cross-border, where real estate is either the imperative or a material or relevant aspect. This includes advice on acquisitions and disposals including financing and re-organisation issues as well as environmental, regulation and health and safety matters.

Recognition

  • "Commercial Awareness 'They understand the market and provide advice that ensures cost and market conditions are taken into consideration'."

    Chambers UK 2012

  • "Very well known for property...(The team) 'provides good-quality advice and meets promised timescales. Willing to pick up the phone for us to bounce ideas off them'."

    Chambers UK 2014