The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.
This leads to unique challenges and opportunities.
"They have the quality, sector knowledge and the ability to be a member of our team."– Chambers and Partners UK 2016 - Real Estate Northwest
We are one of the biggest Real Estate teams in the UK, seamlessly interacting with colleagues across the business in complementary disciplines such as real estate finance, banking, corporate, construction and tax. We pride ourselves on becoming part of your team, taking time to understand your business and helping to give you the commercial edge. Our Real Estate team comprises over 200 lawyers, providing technically excellent, cost-effective and commercial legal advice.
We are located in all the major cities in the UK and operate under English and Scottish law. Ranked first of all top 20 law firms for quality of our legal advice, we maximise our national footprint to deliver tailored solutions for clients, regardless of their location. Our breadth allows us to provide bespoke solutions and advise clients across an expanding number of asset classes within the sector.
Our clients include investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations, as well as banks, insurance companies, pension and sovereign wealth funds.
Innovation is part of our DNA - by thinking differently, we deliver innovative legal solutions and products to deliver your deal, minimise risk and enable you to achieve a competitive advantage.
Hailed as the biggest digital innovation since the internet, Blockchain is the virtual infrastructure that is changing the way we work.
Blockchain will disrupt your industry.
With the advancement of electric vehicle fleets and the development of electric roads, is this the end for fossil fuels? Read the fourth in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Blockchain has been hailed as the most disruptive technology in the transport sector since the introduction of the standard shipping container in the 1960s. Today, we cannot imagine shipping without containers. We believe that in the years ahead, the world will look back to the advent of blockchain technology in the same way.
Blockchain technology could change the face of commercial transport, but only once its full potential is unlocked. Read the third in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
The adoption of data analytics has grown exponentially, but concerns over security and privacy remain. Read the second in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
Alexandra Herbert reviews the case of The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd  in this article written for Property Law Journal.
The benefits of using artificial intelligence in transport are clear, but can it live up to the hype? Read the first in our series of articles that explores how technology is being harnessed to drive the transport of the future.
A technology revolution is upon us, but what does this mean for the world of transport? Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Electrical Energy and Storage have the potential to transform the sector, but what challenges do businesses face in adopting these technologies?
DWF, working alongside LaSalle Investment Management, has advised South Korea's National Pension Service, one of the largest funds in the world, in relation to the £1.2bn sale and leaseback of Goldman Sachs' new European headquarters. Linklaters advised Goldman Sachs.