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Real Estate

Our real estate sector lawyers provide a comprehensive range of services across financing, fund formation, joint ventures, complex structuring, acquisitions and disposals, tax efficiency, land use, environmental law, planning and development, construction, leasing, dispute resolution and litigation.  

With real estate increasingly an attractive prospect for investors seeking diversification and stable yields in uncertain economies, the opportunities on the Africa continent are many and varied. Real estate is an inherently local business requiring strong local knowledge and a client-focused approach, while also being an attractive global asset class. We work both with companies immersed in their local markets and with a range of global investors, lenders and developers for whom Africa is a key region. 

As one of the most active law firms in Africa, we help clients throughout the life cycle of real estate investments, from financing and acquisition to disposal, and for projects and transactions that transcend borders. 

Local insight, global reach: with teams in 20 African countries, our people understand the political, legal, cultural and regulatory issues in the region, bringing those insights to bear for our real estate clients. 

Our global Africa team itself comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Our clients include local and international developers, funders, private equity houses, investors, listed and unlisted corporates, occupiers, government, state owned enterprises, leisure and sports operators, telecoms, technology and private individuals. 

Being part of one of the world's biggest business law firms means we can deliver fully integrated cross-border legal services, drawing on a global practice of 500 real estate lawyers as well as teams from numerous business legal disciplines to support clients’ strategic goals, orchestrating complex projects via documentation, negotiations, legal and regulatory issues, disputes and, if necessary, litigation. 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.