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Our real estate capability at your service


We are over 460 qualified lawyers working in real estate and construction, spanning 33 countries and 53 cities. The CMS Real Estate and Construction practice is one of the largest real estate specialist teams worldwide.

Clients are at the heart of our business; we put you first.

Our emphasis is not just on being great technical lawyers but on: understanding our clients and their business; you and what makes you special; building strong relationships with you; and bringing you our knowledge and experience.

We have been active in real estate in our markets for decades, so we understand the culture, the economic context, the local legal context and the history. Many of our colleagues have worked in-house or on secondments to clients to further develop their knowledge of the real estate sector. We know it inside out. That is why we are known for being strong on execution and providing concise, commercial and pragmatic advice.

Most of us focus full-time on real estate and construction and serve a client base of developers, owners, occupiers, construction consortia, asset managers and investors, among others across all
asset classes.

We work efficiently both locally and internationally because we know each other: we meet face-to-face, connect regularly, work on shared matters, train together and adhere to the same standards, templates and processes, including project management. That makes it easy to deploy multidisciplinary teams – including funds, construction, development, planning, corporate, banking, tax and insolvency specialists, or even notaries were it is allowed – with the simplicity of a single point of contact, even at multinational level.

You will find out more about the great things we do for our clients in this guide.

Feel free to get in touch with the local contacts for specific country requests but please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions or more information.

Our real estate capability at your service
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