"The involvement of senior partners as the sole contact for each practice area is not so common in such large scale firms."
Chambers Europe, 2018
Strong regional practice
As the growing complexity of the real-estate business places a higher emphasis on cross-border deals, financial arrangements and structural solidity, a very significant part of our service has become the process of careful prior planning.
The synergy between our real estate practice and other teams provides our clients with particular expertise in each of the markets we cover. Our lawyers cooperate across region and advise developers, mezzanine and senior lenders and contractors on everything from financing, design, construction, employment, zoning, insolvency to dispute resolution.
Our team has concrete knowledge of the particularities of the regional markets, as well as the expertise and capacities to handle large-scale complex transactions.
We aid real estate developers and investors with all types of development and planning matters. We regularly advise on matters related to commercial, residential, hotel, industrial and energy and infrastructure projects. We help our clients to properly plan structures, mitigate potential risks and increase tax efficiency and tend to have active role in project planning and project implementation.
We are experienced advising on every aspect of construction, from choosing the right type of contracts - FIDICs or tailor made, EPC, EPCM etc., and structuring multi-party relations, to working closely with procurement and technical teams in order to ensure proper project implementation. We regularly guide clients through cumbersome administrative, permit and zoning procedures and work with industry authorities.
Property management & leasing
The legal aspects of property management are diverse and aplenty, and for this reason it is highly important to have a team of lawyers' with broad commercial backgrounds on your side. With recent inner city development, our team helps commercial property owners and managers to identify the issues in managing properties and anticipate operational risks.
Our team handles drafting and negotiating property management agreements, lease agreements for landlords and tenants, assists in handovers, advises on exits. We are here to make sure that all of the bases are covered from a variety of angles that constitute today's real-estate business landscape.
Real estate finance
We assist clients in all aspects of the financing of real estate projects. This includes structuring deals, advising lenders, borrowers, investors and others on all aspects of financing and secured lending, drafting facility agreements, preparing security packages, negotiations, perfection of collaterals and various closing activities.
Real estate planning
We work closely with our clients at the pre-investment stage in identifying locations for potential real estate development and conducting legal due diligence to reveal registered titles and encumbrances to a property, urban planning and zoning status of a location, as well as expected development fees.
Our tax team works alongside colleagues in the real estate department in order to advise clients on all tax issues relating to real estate projects and on all of the efficient tax options that are available.
Real estate acquisitions
Each transaction requires detailed planning and consideration of the local market, as well as tax and risk allocation. We regularly advise clients acquiring and developing all types of real estate - retail, office, residential, industrial, hospitality, energy, infrastructure, mining projects etc. We have handled resort properties, residential subdivisions, multi-family apartment developments, regional malls, office buildings, and major industrial developments. Our tax team works alongside colleagues in the real estate department in order to analyse all options and advise clients on all tax issues and all of the efficient tax options that are available.