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Clyde & Co provides clients in the real estate sector with practical, pragmatic solutions across all transactional and contentious matters affecting finance and funds, planning, developments, occupier and landlord services, and litigation.

Multi-disciplinary experience in a dynamic market

We have built a formidable knowledge base in the real estate sector as a result of our involvement in numerous projects and cases over many years.

We understand the issues affecting international landowners, property developers, occupiers, local councils and other authorities and investors and provide specialist support across the property life cycle.

Much of the work we do is transactional, involving finance, planning and ongoing occupier-tenant relations. We also have a dedicated real estate litigation team that uses all forms of dispute resolution, with particular prowess in the settlement of claims, adjudication and court action.

Whatever the nature and size of our client’s involvement in real estate, we can help them foresee and overcome legal issues and respond to problems as and when they arise.

Our keen commercial awareness also ensures that the advice we give is shaped to enable our clients to take advantage of the opportunities the market offers.

Our Real Estate Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • International hotel and leisure development

    Acting for a listed company on its leisure developments (including hotels, villas and apartment complexes), including advising on legal structuring (relating to existing development rights), sales and marketing, and disposal of integrated residential elements

  • Multi-jurisdictional joint venture investment structuring

    Advising on a multi-jurisdiction investment structure spanning the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and China to enable a joint venture between US and Italian investors to invest in Chinese real estate opportunities

    British Virgin Islands

    Ground lease rent arbitration

    Acting for commercial developer and tenant to ground lease in arbitration to determine fair market rent for renewal terms.


    End of term lease litigation

    Acting for commercial landlord in dispute with former national bank tenant regarding damage and disrepair to the premises at the end of the lease.


    Fraudulent conveyance and injunctive relief

    Acting for co-venturer in dispute arising out of complex real estate transactions where injunctive relief and certificates of pending litigation were sought on the basis of fraudulent conveyance allegations.

  • Australian Real Estate experience

    Acting for a leading telecommunications company in relation to their disposal program, commercial leases, agreements for lease, all aspects of their mobile facilities and the tender and sales processes of a wide range of sites.


    Acting for a major national service provider in...


    Mixed-use property development joint venture agreement

    Advising a European property developer and property management company to negotiate a joint venture agreement for the development and management of a mixed-use scheme (malls, offices, hotels) in Northern China


    Joint venture agreements for an international 'floating' hospitality development

    Advising on the joint venture arrangements, development and leasing documents in respect of a “floating” development to be constructed in the Maldives, the first of its kind


    USD 1 billion acquisition financing for 15 plots on The Pearl-Qatar

    Negotiating USD 1 billion facilities for developers to acquire 15 plots on The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island spanning nearly four million square metres, including drafting a security package involving assignments, refund guarantee's, and escrow arrangements


    Establishing a Sharia compliant investment vehicle in Jersey

    Advising on establishing and structuring of a Jersey-based Sharia compliant investment vehicle facilitating Qatari investment in prime London property assets


    Joint ventures and financing for luxury accommodation owners

    Advising the owners of a five-star hotel and apartment complex in Doha’s West Bay area on joint ventures and financing arrangements with a consortium of banks (led by Commercial Bank) and on the hotel management suite of agreements.

  • Multinational commercial premises leasing

    Advising a large United States-based multinational company on leases for a number of commercial premises in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia

    Drafting planning regulations in the UAE

    Advising a public sector office in Abu Dhabi on the drafting of real estate laws, including the application of the planning regulations

    United Arab Emirates

    Long-term Islamic lease arrangements

    Advising a number of developers in relation to musataha and long-term lease arrangements for four commercial and residential plots on Sowwah Island

    United Arab Emirates

    Strategic advice for AED 990 million investment property portfolio

    Undertaking due diligence and providing strategy advice for an international property developer relating to a AED 990 million investment property portfolio comprising UAE leasehold interests

    United Arab Emirates

    Post-acquisition dispute in Riyadh

    Advising a UAE-based investment fund on a post-acquisition dispute with a vendor and current anchor tenant relating to the maintenance of a large commercial office building in Riyadh

    United Arab Emirates

    Property management disputes for an Australian hotel operator

    Acting for a leading Australian-based hotel operator in respect of disputes arising out of a property management and leasing agreement for a residential apartment building in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates
  • Advice on international fit out works

    Advising a global insurer in our capacity as global construction counsel on fit-out works for premises in the UK, Belgium and Moscow


    ICC arbitration regarding a mixed-use development

    Representing an international contractor in an ICC arbitration in Paris in connection with a high value mixed-use development


    Hungarian warehousing premises valuation dispute

    Acting for a logistics operator in Hungary under English Law regarding a dispute over the valuation of warehousing premises in Budapest


    Oxford Street re-development with Crossrail connections

    Advised on the property acquisitions, due diligence, purchase contracts and transfers, and potential re-development of acquisitions on Oxford Street which had significant redevelopment potential in view of the areas new connections with Crossrail

    United Kingdom

    Clapham One development bid and agreement

    Advising Cathedral Group on negotiating and settling the development agreement for its successful bid as preferred developer for Clapham One, a substantial residential-led mixed-use project in London

    United Kingdom

    Mixed-use development of former bus depot

    Acting on a mixed-use development of the former town centre bus depot site into a vibrant and accessible leisure quarter in the north of England

    United Kingdom

    Portfolio of UK retail development schemes

    Comprehensive redevelopment scheme including a new, modern 100,000 sq.ft. Sainsbury's food store, petrol filling station, new business units and investment in local infrastructure - part of a wider portfolio of retail development schemes in the UK for this client

    United Kingdom

    Securing planning permission for Pinewood Studios

    Securing planning permission on behalf of Pinewood Studios Limited, for doubling in size of the world famous Studios facility within the Green Belt.

    United Kingdom

    Petition against the High Speed Rail Bill

    Retained by the UK division of Hansteen Holdings Plc to advise in the context of its petition against the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill.

    United Kingdom

    Prospective planning application for urban extention

    Advising Corinthian Land Ltd on its prospective planning application for a mixed-use urban extension comprising 4,000 dwellings, two primary schools and a new A2 junction in Kent

    United Kingdom

Our Real Estate team

Alison Beanum
Alison Beanum


Rob Muttock
Rob Muttock


Paul Sheridan
Paul Sheridan


Ray Smith
Ray Smith


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