We have a proven track record for providing decisive, sustainable solutions and for advising at a strategic level throughout the real estate life cycle, rather than simply fighting fires.
"They have the quality, sector knowledge and the ability to be a member of our team."– Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest
Whether working with investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations or banks, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, we provide locally relevant, cross-border expertise.
We work across the whole spectrum of Real Estate services, from commercial occupier matters in the retail, leisure, hospitality, manufacturing, telecoms, education, local government, corporate private and public sectors, through to supporting property development projects, finance, planning and investment. We provide leading advice on construction disputes and other real estate litigation.
We facilitate affordable and social housing development and land regeneration. And, through all this, we work hard to reduce risk and help you make smarter decisions.
DWF has advised on the management buyout (MBO) by Maven of Scottish business, CMS Window System (CMS), a manufacturer of premium windows and doors. This is the fourth investment made by Maven’s UK Regional Buyout Fund.
After much speculation, late 2018 saw the adoption of laws opening a relaxation of foreign investment thresholds in UAE companies. While the international free zones in the UAE have long played a meaningful part in attracting foreign investment, where foreign investment thresholds do not apply, it is the UAE’s adoption of Federal Decree No. (19) of 2018 on Foreign Direct Investment (the “FDI Law”) which is the game changer for further FDI into certain sectors of the UAE’s economy