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          Asset Management

          The asset management industry is facing a number of significant changes and challenges which will shape the way the industry operates. At DWF we offer our clients market leading solutions through our Complex, Managed and Connected Services.

          Occupier requirements across all asset classes are rapidly changing as technology supports different ways of working, businesses embrace agile or flexible working, there are increased volumes of online sales and attention to sustainability in the workplace becomes a stronger theme in the market.

          Emerging technologies and the shift in behaviours as the Millennial generation grows in number in the marketplace are amongst the trends our clients are quoting as affecting the industry. We work closely with our clients to understand the market place and adapt our products to support the changing world of asset management.

          Our expertise

          Our specialist Real Estate Asset Management and Investment Funds team has advised on some of the largest and most high profile acquisitions and disposals in the last few years whilst continuing to deliver a proactive asset management product on retained investments for a variety of clients across all sectors. We act for institutional funds, investors, developers, major corporates and occupiers in both the public and private sector and we are ideally placed to deliver a timely, cost effective and tailored approach to the due diligence process on large acquisitions and disposals together with day to day lease management.

          We support our national client base and offer a full range of services across retail, office and industrial premises, shopping centres, out of town retail parks, leisure and mixed use development buildings including:

          • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold individual assets and portfolios
          • Lease management
          • Grant and reservation of easements and covenants
          • Wayleave agreements
          • Overage agreements
          • Planning and adoption agreements
          • Disputes and Litigation
          • Dilapidation settlements
          • Provision of Management Information to clients and agents
          • Secure online deeds storage facilities.

          We have invested in technology and products to support legal work required by this sector enabling a proactive, consistent and efficient service to our clients. We are well placed to support you as market needs change whilst managing your ongoing assets and taking advantages of opportunities as they present themselves.

          Toby Askin

          • Partner // Head of Real Estate Group

          Jean Francois Mercadier

          • Partner // Managing Partner (France)

          Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Munich) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes

          Irene Schmid LLM (Cambridge)

          • Partner // Civil Law Notary
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.


          Track and trace your asset portfolios with our intelligent and flexible, cloud-based, Pinpoint software built on our robust platform, EvoSuite.