Real estate is the underlying asset for many businesses across a range of sectors.
Buying and selling real estate for investment purposes has become more complex and is often structured in a complex fashion, featuring cross-border elements. Leading global investors, developers, occupiers and financial institutions with major space requirements choose Linklaters to advise on their largest and most complex or multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions and disputes.
Cross-border experience and in-depth industry knowledge give the firm a significant competitive advantage. Linklaters’ real estate team includes global specialists in real estate M&A, real estate investment and development, real estate finance and tax, real estate funds, derivatives and structured finance and real estate disputes, environment and planning/zoning.
The global real estate group is at the forefront of new developments, such as the creation of real estate investment trusts (REITs) across the world. Using a wide range of innovative and complex structures, Linklaters’ real estate M&A lawyers help clients to mitigate risk and tax costs and enhance returns on their transactions. The group is also renowned for its cutting-edge expertise in structured and securitised cross-border real estate finance transactions.
Recent real estate transactions include advising:
- AustralianSuper on two separate investments into the Kings Cross Central redevelopment
Beacon Capital Partners on the refinancing and acquisition of the iconic Tour First office tower in Paris, the tallest office building in France
Triuva on the sale of two pan-European real estate portfolios; 30 properties across six jurisdictions and 39 properties in nine jurisdictions
Intu on its investments in shopping centres throughout Spain, including “Puerto Venecia” one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe with a value of €451m
Schroder REIM on the acquisition of the landmark Bastion Tower in Brussels
Lendlease on its £1.5bn regeneration project at Elephant and Castle, London
Unibail-Rodamco in relation to the construction of the Mall of Scandinavia, the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia
Swedish fund Niam on the €160m acquisition of an office portfolio consisting of two office buildings in Krakow and Katowice, offering more than 63,000 sq m of lettable space