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Our team is at the forefront of real estate development

Our development team advises on a range of real estate issues from acquisition, financing, construction, leasing and sale, through to mitigating risk and resolving disputes. We act for international developers, investors, financiers, purchasers, landowners, contractors and local authorities.

With specialists across our international network, we have achieved an enviable reputation for advising on complex and high value real estate development projects.

We are recognised for having a deep-rooted understanding of the multi-faceted, commercial, residential and mixed-use property industry. We bring strategic strength and stability for clients operating in this market.

By harnessing knowledge gained from advising across the full length of the property lifecycle, we deliver practical insight that truly benefits clients and successfully delivers development projects within timescale and budget. Whatever the size or complexity of the development, our real estate lawyers can help clients foresee, navigate and overcome legal issues by deploying specialist cross discipline knowledge from our construction, finance and planning groups. 

Our Development Work

  • Africa
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    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