- Business advisory
- Company secretarial
- Corporate real estate
- Corporate reorganisation and simplification
- Equity capital markets
- International expansion
- Investment funds
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity - management advisory
- Private equity - sponsors
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Venture and growth capital
We have a strong real estate sector team operating on an international basis - with corporate lawyers who are dedicated to real estate transactions.
Our experience, understanding and enthusiasm for the real estate sector enable us to work with our clients in an intelligent and practical way. We work seamlessly with specialists from across the firm, including lawyers specialising in real estate and planning, construction, tax, real estate finance and funds. We also have strong relationships with third party advisors that we regularly work with on corporate real estate transactions, including W&I insurance brokers, surveyors, agents, accountants, valuers, together with wide network of professionals in many international jurisdictions. This keeps us tuned into the market ensuring our advice is based on the most up-to-date market knowledge, and enables us to tackle the full spectrum of issues that may arise on a corporate real estate transaction (for example, in relation to purchase price mechanics and structuring issues).
We regularly work with public and private developers, investors and operators on transactions from the simple to the most complex. The breadth of our experience covers the full range of real estate asset classes ranging from residential, student and care homes through to office, retail, hospitality, logistics and industrial. We have a particular interest in emerging alternatives such as build-to-rent, co-living and flexible office space and we are at the forefront of thought leadership and advising clients in these areas.
Our expertise spans joint ventures and partnerships, share sales and acquisitions of real estate portfolios and operating companies, corporate re-organisations and tax structuring, equity capital markets and public takeovers, corporate governance, constitution and compliance issues and fund formation and structuring. We support clients on every aspect of a corporate real estate transaction throughout its lifecycle, from the initial structuring, negotiation of the heads of terms, due diligence and negotiation of the transaction documents, right through to completion and beyond.
Whatever your reason for embarking on a corporate real estate transaction, we are focused on providing dynamic, commercially focused and forward-thinking advice that solves problems, provides innovative solutions and ultimately achieves our clients' objectives.
We advised Vodafone on the sale and leaseback of its Newbury campus to clients of IQON capital and Oval Real Estate.
KKR and Mirastar
Advised KKR (in joint venture with Mirastar) on their first UK acquisition for KKR’s Core+ strategy for Real Estate.
HIH Invest Real Estate
Advised HIH Invest Real Estate on its acquisition of 15 Fetter Lane, London.
InfraRed Capital Partners
Advised InfraRed Capital Partners on UK corporate and tax law aspects of a £250m sale of a portfolio of logistics assets.
Arlington and Equitix
Advised Arlington and Equitix on the joint acquisition of two student bed portfolios for £280M.
Durham University accommodation deal
Advised leading UK infrastructure manager and developer, Equitix, and global operator and investor in student accommodation, Campus Living Villages, on a joint venture student accommodation development project with Durham University.
Barratt Residential Asset Management
Osborne Clarke advises on the sale of Barratt Residential Asset Management to FirstPort.