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Real Estate Litigation

Our real estate litigation lawyers identify and execute the business-oriented solutions that meet our clients’ strategic goals. 

Contentious issues can arise in even the most carefully managed real estate portfolios, in Africa and anywhere in the world. When issues do arise, our teams can advise on the most appropriate strategy for your organization, either by pursuing or defending litigation or arbitration proceedings or through alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation or negotiations. 

Local insights, international resources: with teams in 20 African countries, we offer a strong local presence backed by one of the world’s biggest law firms. Our lawyers understand the specific political, cultural, regulatory and economic issues that can affect real estate litigation in the region. 

Our global Africa team comprises more than 200 lawyers in Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. You also have fast and easy access to the huge experience and resource base provide by our global Real Estate and Litigation practices. 

We work hand in hand with clients to address issues before they become problems. In addition to dispute resolution, our real estate litigators perform key advisory roles for high-value and complex transactional work and day-to-day real estate portfolio management, from covenant and rights disputes on development sites to landlord and tenant issues such as enforcing tenant repair obligations. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • investment and development risk management/elimination
  • sale disputes
  • development disputes
  • landlord and tenant disputes
  • litigation arising out of the termination of Real Estate contracts
  • possession actions
  • property based insolvency issues
  • enforcement of security
  • freezing injunctions
  • enforcement of trust obligations
  • a range of tenant breach issues 

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