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Real estate

We handle the most complex real estate deals in the world.

Our multidisciplinary offering combines the know-how of our property, corporate, finance and tax lawyers, whose primary goal is to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives.

Our work includes advising on investment transactions, development projects, co-investment structures, such as joint ventures, and other real estate workstreams.

We advise on all aspects of corporate real estate, plus we have a very strong hotels and leisure practice. We work for some of the largest, most high-profile organisations in the sector: private equity, sovereign wealth and pension funds, real estate investment trusts, and property developers and financiers.

Client successes

... portfolio of 36 hotels in the United Kingdom and Ireland in partnership with The Fattal Group for £800m and on the acquisition of Hilton’s London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 for £80m.

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... a platform and portfolio of UK-wide business parks and development sites, previously managed by Goodman Group.

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The sale of OFFICEFIRST, was the largest transaction by deal value in the European real estate market in 2016. Freshfields advised IVG from its successful restructuring in 2013 to various comprehensive refinancings, as well as a highly complex, innovative group reorganisation prior to sale.

We advised the clients on the acquisition of the P3 business in 2013 and on P3’s €1.4bn long-term refinancing prior to its sale.