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Real Estate & Construction

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We advise investors, developers, lessors, construction consortiums and asset managers on all matters relating to property development, investment and divestment in properties, construction and property procurement, as well as financing and sale & lease-back transactions. Moreover, we provide legal advice in terms of urban planning and management and, in particular, land reallocations, as well as all procedural and tax aspects relating to such matters.

Our Corporate Real Estate department provides advice aligned to the creation or management of funds and property enterprises, as well as the drafting of joint venture agreements, guiding clients on all tax, planning and funding aspects of real estate projects.

In addition, our international presence of more than 450 specialist lawyers in 41 countries offering comprehensive legal advice across several jurisdictions enables us to counsel some of the leading multinational companies in the real estate and construction sectors. With decades of experience in transactions carried out all over Europe, our multijurisdictional teams share templates, processes and standards, including project management best practice, providing clients with immediate advice regardless of where the real estate assets are located.

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15 Oct 19
Hotel In­vest­ment in Iberi­an Pen­in­sula | Oc­to­ber 2019
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....
09 Jan 19
CMS among Spain’s most re­cog­nised firms
Janu­ary 2019
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...
08 Oct 18
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
New Edi­tion
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...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate
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...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Real Es­tate Fin­ance
03 Oct 19
Use of Dis­pute Boards: one of FIDIC's five Golden Prin­ciples
FID­IC has re­cently pub­lished de­tailed guid­ance as to the five “Golden Prin­ciples” first in­cluded with the FID­IC 2017 suite of con­tracts. These prin­ciples seek to identi­fy lim­its to the types of amend­ments...
11/04/2014
Com­par­is­on of the Span­ish tax­a­tion ap­plic­able to the...
25 Sep 19
The next step in LIBOR Trans­ition: LMA is­sues Ex­pos­ure Drafts
“[T]he use of... for­ward-look­ing term rates is meant to be lim­ited. These term rates can­not and will not be the primary av­en­ue to trans­ition [and] we think that any firms still delay­ing trans­ition un­til...