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Real Estate & Construction

China

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 lawyers 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 in China, 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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23/01/2015
New Reg­u­la­tion Fo­cus on PRC Uni­form Real Es­tate Re­gis­tra­tion...
China In­sight - Real Es­tate
10/03/2015
China In­sight - Real Es­tate
New Im­ple­ment­ing Rules on En­cour­aging and Guid­ing the...

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17/01/2020
CMS, China ranks in ten prac­tice areas in Leg­al 500...
13 Jan 20
Ini­ti­at­ives to Tackle Strength­en­ing En­vir­on­ment­al En­force­ment
Our last news­let­ter, the PRC Law on Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion—One Year after Im­ple­ment­a­tion—fo­cused on the key is­sues of the newly im­ple­men­ted stat­utes, the emer­ging trend of en­vir­on­ment­al...
1/10/2020
Ini­ti­at­ives to Tackle Strength­en­ing En­vir­on­ment­al En­force­ment
27 Dec 19
PRC Law on Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion — One Year...
On 1 Janu­ary 2019, the PRC Law on the Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion (“Law on Pre­ven­tion of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion”) entered in­to ef­fect—the first spe­cif­ic law on pre­ven­tion and con­trol...
31/12/2019
Flash­back: Re­vi­sions on Ad­min­is­trat­ive Reg­u­la­tions...
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
12/23/2019
PRC Law on Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Soil Con­tam­in­a­tion...
04 Nov 19
In­tro­du­cing the FID­IC Em­er­ald Book
Earli­er this year FID­IC re­leased its new “Em­er­ald Book” – Con­di­tions of Con­tract for Un­der­ground Works. This ad­di­tion to the FID­IC suite seeks to fill a gap amongst stand­ard forms as a spe­cial­ist...
07 Jul 19
CMS China co-or­gan­ised an event on China Real Es­tate...
17 Oct 19
Delay ana­lys­is un­der the mi­cro­scope: com­mon sense wins out over meth­od­o­logy
A de­cision of an Aus­trali­an court last month has con­sidered the evid­en­tial re­quire­ments for prov­ing delay claims in con­struc­tion dis­putes. The de­cision com­ments on the rel­ev­ance of the 2nd Edi­tion of...
14/09/2018
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team as­sists Chinese cable man­u­fac­turer...
11 Oct 19
Quantum meruit claims after ter­min­a­tion: a chan­ging of the tide?
A de­cision of the Hight Court of Aus­tralia earli­er this week has held that resti­tu­tion­ary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. reas­on­able price) basis by con­tract­ors after the ter­min­a­tion of a con­struc­tion...