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As an investor, developer, occupier, construction consortium or asset manager, your real estate deals are executed to tight deadlines within complex local legal systems. If, for example, your property assets cross international markets, you face issues based on differing real estate law as well as cultural and economic contexts. With over 450 lawyers in 41 countries, we give consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help. 

Through decades of experience of doing deals across Europe, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. This approach allows us to guide your tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

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October 2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket once again had a very strong year. At EUR 234 bn, total in­vest­ment volume was only 3% be­low the re­cord level seen in 2015. This fig­ure also rep­res­ents an in­crease of 7%...

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06 April 2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
18 March 2021
CMS Switzer­land ranked in Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021
We are de­lighted to an­nounce that 13 of our law­yers across 9 prac­tice areas are re­com­men­ded in the Cham­bers and Part­ners Europe Guide 2021. The fol­low­ing law­yers from our of­fices in Zurich and Geneva...
15 January 2021
CMS ad­vises Deka on the ac­quis­i­tion of Pic­t­et's headquar­ters in Geneva
Zurich, 14 Janu­ary 2021 / Deka Im­mob­i­li­en has ob­tained a pur­chase con­tract for an of­fice build­ing in Geneva as part of a sale and lease­back trans­ac­tion with the private bank Pic­t­et & Cie Sa. The ac­quis­i­tion...
14 January 2021
The In­ter­na­tion­al Hotel Law Re­view | 1st Edi­tion
Pre­face The hotel sec­tor has evolved. A lot.It is now a far cry from the coach­ing inn and the 'Mom and Pop' motel, and those who wish to own a hotel no longer have to be in­volved in its op­er­a­tion. There...
14 January 2021
The rise of the glob­al ex­pert ser­vices prac­tice: Court of Ap­peal guid­ance...
A Court of Ap­peal de­cision earli­er this week has up­held an in­junc­tion gran­ted by the TCC pre­vent­ing an in­ter­na­tion­al ex­pert ser­vices firm from act­ing for more than one party to an in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion...
01 January 2021
New Part­ner at CMS
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet Ltd. is pleased to an­nounce that Sidonie Mor­van has joined the firm as a part­ner from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Ms Mor­van and her team will add their ex­pert­ise to the real es­tate law group...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
25 November 2020
Switzer­land opens con­sulta­tion on pro­hib­it­ing on­line book­ing plat­forms...
On 11 Novem­ber 2020, the Swiss Fed­er­al Coun­cil opened a con­sulta­tion pro­ced­ure for an amend­ment (art­icle 8a) to the Fed­er­al Act against Un­fair Com­pet­i­tion (UCA), which would pro­hib­it price-fix­ing clauses...
January 2021
Our real es­tate cap­ab­il­ity at your ser­vice
We are over 800 qual­i­fied law­yers work­ing in real es­tate and con­struc­tion, span­ning 43 coun­tries and 74 cit­ies. The CMS Real Es­tate prac­tice is the largest real es­tate spe­cial­ist team in Europe and one...
11 September 2020
CMS ad­vised the own­er of Ak­tiengesell­schaft Ernst Hablützel + Co. on the...
After many years of op­er­at­ing the fam­ily busi­ness in the fourth gen­er­a­tion, the own­er of Ak­tiengesell­schaft Ernst Hablützel + Co., has de­cided to ar­range his suc­ces­sion in time and thus se­cure the long-term...
27 August 2020
Tail­ings Man­age­ment and New Stand­ards of Reg­u­la­tion
Tail­ings dam fail­ures have put the min­ing in­dustry in the head­lines for the wrong reas­ons in re­cent years. Dam fail­ures can have dis­astrous con­sequences in terms of loss of life and en­vir­on­ment­al dam­age...
24 August 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the law and reg­u­la­tion of con­cur­rent delay
Delays to con­struc­tion pro­ject are a uni­ver­sal is­sue and cause prob­lems for all parties in­volved in them - it seems on a world­wide basis. Each jur­is­dic­tion can point to high pro­file pro­jects which run...