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.
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The federal government in the UAE is driving Emiratisation and prioritising the hiring of UAE nationals.
Africa presents an exciting prospect for investment in renewable energy. Hear the views of investors, developers and manufacturers on the challenges and opportunities for renewable energy in Africa in our report.
The first mandatory three-year returns for leases subject to LBTT have now been submitted. We look at what we have learnt since 1 April 2018, and what this means for commercial tenants.
In this article we consider implementation of the EU GDPR, some of the key changes that is brings, and how its extra-territorial reach may impact businesses in the UAE.
The UAE Cabinet has approved a potentially game-changing investment law, which will allow up to 100% foreign ownership/investment in on-shore businesses in the UAE. It is not yet known whether or not the new law will apply to all types of entities and/or across all sectors.
Experts from the construction and property development industries will come together at an event to discuss the future of 'place making' in the North of England on Wednesday 13 June 2018.
DWF has appointed Shiraz Sethi as the Middle East Managing Partner and James Fox as Head of Dispute Resolution for the Middle East. The duo have an ambitious growth plan, building on the firm's success in the UAE.
Legal business DWF has announced plans to relocate into new office premises within Newcastle's prestigious Central Square South, which will see the business's 50-strong Newcastle team with modern, open-plan working space that will facilitate further growth as well as enable the introduction of agile working.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 March 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.