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Real Estate is a top-performing asset class in the worldwide investment market. As a result, 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 will differ depending on the jurisdiction. 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?

Our 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 your property, from purchase (including structuring), through to development, letting, finance and ultimate disposal.

Our legal advice is guided by an understanding of the commercial and technical aspects of each transaction or project.

We offer our international clients both all-round advice that is rare in European and other legal markets, as well as integrated real estate advice across borders. With real estate specialists in our corporate, tax, banking and finance teams, we are able to provide you with comprehensive and seamless advice that meets all your commercial needs.

Recent awards

  • Property Finance Team of the Year – The Legal 500 Awards 2015
  • Real estate team of the year – Lawyer Awards 2015
  • Property team of the year – The British Legal Awards 2014


Areas of expertise

  • Construction & engineering
    • Construction & engineering development
    • Construction & engineering disputes
    • Construction & engineering energy
    • Construction & engineering finance
    • Construction & engineering infrastructure
    • Construction & engineering projects
    • Financial Institutions Group
    • Hotels & Leisure
    • Private Wealth
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  • Notary
    • Design and notarisation of purchase agreements (plots, real estate), in particular real estate transactions
    • Design and notarisation of leasehold agreements
    • Design of deeds documenting the creation of easements
    • Design and notarisation of liens on property (land charges, mortages, real encum-brances)
    • Power of attorney and certification
    View all our Notary experts
  • Planning & environment
    • Compulsory purchase and land compensation claims
    • impact assessments
    • protection and regulation
    • High court challenges
    • Listed buildings and conservation area redevelopment
    • Planning and highways agreements
    • Urban development and major infrastructure planning
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  • Project development
    • Zoning plan proceedings, building permission proceedings and creation of building rights
    • Securing of plots, in particular, drafting of land purchase contracts with rights of rescission and/or purchase option contracts
    • Joint venture, cooperation and operator agreements
    • Project financing
    • Architectural and construction contracts, in particular general contractor agreements
    • Legal supervision of construction phase
    • Preparation of master lease contracts
    • Negotiation of individual lease contracts and supplements
    • Sale of project development or completed product (share and asset deal)
    View all our Project development experts
  • Real estate
    • Real Estate funds
    • Real Estate tax and corporate structuring
    • Real Estate restructuring and insolvency
    • Real estate transactions
    • Commercial tenancy law
    View all our Real estate experts
  • Real estate disputes
    • Break options and exit strategies
    • Business lease terminations and renewals
    • Dilapidations
    • Insolvent landlord/tenants
    • Landlord and tenant disputes
    • Rent recovery
    • Rent reviews
    • Rights of light
    • Vacant possession strategies for developers
    • Commercial tenancy law
    View all our Real estate disputes experts

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