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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. With over 450 experts in more than 40 countries, we give consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market.

Whether you are market leaders in the construction industry, small and medium-sized construction companies, builders and property developers, architects, engineers and project managers, public corporations, banks, savings banks and insurance companies, institutional investors, property administrators and facility managers, wholesale and retail operations or industrial enterprises, we have the specialists to help.

Through decades of experience of doing deals, our team has gained extensive experience. We advise clients on a wide range of projects and disputes related to real estate, such as acquisition and development of real estate, drafting and negotiation of construction, lease and service contracts and development agreements, and public procurement law. 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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19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
01/11/2023
Delay claims under the FIDIC form: Obrascon challenged
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of the Dubai International Financial Centre has adopted a stricter interpretation of the requirements for notifying delay claims under the FIDIC form, disagreeing...
11/09/2023
CMS Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments: An International...
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2023 edition of our internationally focused Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments. Now in its thirteenth year, the Annual Review summarises...
30/08/2023
CBAM Implementing Regulation and Extensive Additional Reporting Guidance...
Earlier this month, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted an Implementing Regulation (“IR”) and released extensive Guidance Documents (“Guidance”) on the practicalities of reporting requirements...
17/08/2023
Chinese Central Government Further Promotes Foreign Investments
On 13 August 2023, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) released its Opinions on Further Optimizing Foreign Investment Environment and Reinforcing the Efforts to Attract...
17/07/2023
Resource Nationalism in Battery Metals: Risks and Mitigation
With continued warfare in Ukraine, conflict in Sudan and tensions between the U.S. and China, the state of international relations appears increasingly volatile. This fractious landscape sits abreast...
14/03/2023
China has acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing...
On 8 March 2023, the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") has (finally!) acceded to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Doc­u­ments (the...
28/02/2023
New EU sanctions against Russia
On 25 February 2023, one year after Russia started its invasion of Ukraine, the EU adopted its tenth sanctions package against Russia. Together with the existing sanctions the European Commission considers...
03/02/2023
On your radar | Issue 20 | Key employment issues to be aware of internationally
Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working...
02/11/2022
APAC IP Update – Autumn 2022
China CNIPA releases China Patent Survey Report 2021 In July 2022, the China National Intellectual Property Administratiion (CNIPA) released the China Patent Survey Report 2021. The data in the report...
15/09/2022
CMS Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments: An International...
We are pleased to announce the publication of the 2022 edition of our internationally focused Annual Review of English Construction Law Developments. Now in its twelfth year, the Annual Review summarises...
21/07/2022
CMS International Disputes Digest - 2022 Summer Edition
The summer edition of the CMS International Disputes Digest, a bi-annual publication that highlights, explores and analyses the latest trends in the global dis­pute-res­ol­u­tion sector, is now published...