Real estate

Real estate transactions, and in particular real estate investments, play a formidable role in today’s global business markets

Real estate transactions and in particular, real estate investments, play a formidable role in today’s global business markets. Quite often they require substantial financial investment and are subject to numerous laws and regulations. For this reason and the fact that they often involve cross border agreements, real estate transactions can be quite complex and therefore make it essential for lawyers to possess an extremely sound knowledge of tax and public law in the international arena.

Our extensive real estate know-how enables us to provide our clients with high-quality legal and tax advice on commercial real estate transactions as well as transactions within the retail and leisure sectors. Based on sound economic judgement and longstanding experience, we handle the entire property ‘lifecycle’ from the initial acquisition through to development, leasing, joint venturing, financing and the final exit. We are also experts in dealing with residential property portfolios and are regularly instructed by international insurance companies, banks and investment funds.

We identify the urban planning and construction rules which are applicable in each case and assist clients in obtaining the required administrative authorisations. Our team also advises on environmental law issues and prepares all the necessary contracts relating to the client’s real estate development project. If the property is acquired while still under construction or refurbishment, we make sure our client’s interests are well-protected throughout the project.

ASTEY also advise on all aspects of property litigation. This covers landlord-tenant disputes, sales and purchase agreements and litigation arising within the context of property development.

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