Our International Real Estate Group provides specialist advice and support across a wide range of real estate transactions to major domestic and international businesses, developers, investment funds, banks and public sector bodies.
We regularly advise on cross-border transactions, and our involvement is carefully managed to ensure there is continuity of client care as well as local expertise at every stage of the transaction.
Much of our work has a multi-disciplinary flavour, although everyone involved has a specialist understanding of the real estate sector. Complex structures, such as REITs, limited partnerships, unit trusts or open and closed ended funds involve close cooperation with tax, finance and corporate law specialists; while other transactions require expertise in PFI/PPP, construction, outsourcing, dispute resolution and other legal disciplines.
In fact, team work is one of our strengths: we pride ourselves on our ability to form successful working relationships not only with our clients, but with valuers, surveyors and other advisers.
Although clients rely on our technical expertise, we never forget that legal skills are only a means to an end. Our focus is always on getting the deal done, on protecting our clients’ interests and on bringing clarity, calm and perspective to every situation.
We provide expertise in all of the following:
- Real Estate Investment
- Real Estate Finance
- Real Estate Funds
- Real Estate Tax
- Real Estate Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate Insolvency
- Environmental and Planning
Heads of Group: Jonathan Baker & Dirk Barcaba
"Clients say they are 'always there when we call them' and bring a 'very forthright' approach to matters'."
Chambers UK 2013
"Bird & Bird 'displays great knowledge of this area'."
The Legal 500 2012
"The team ‘offers expertise across the real estate market and is recommended for 'understanding that the client wants the best commercial option to be presented, not just the legal issues'."
Chambers UK 2012