The Real Estate sector is dynamic and constantly evolving, reacting to political events and ever-increasing layers of regulation and tax as well as being interwoven with the global economy and fluctuations in currency markets.
This leads to unique challenges and opportunities.
We are one of the biggest Real Estate teams in the UK, seamlessly interacting with colleagues across the business in complementary disciplines such as real estate finance, banking, corporate, construction and tax. We pride ourselves on becoming part of your team, taking time to understand your business and helping to give you the commercial edge. Our Real Estate team comprises over 200 lawyers, providing technically excellent, cost-effective and commercial legal advice.
We are located in all the major cities in the UK and operate under English and Scottish law. Ranked first of all top 20 law firms for quality of our legal advice, we maximise our national footprint to deliver tailored solutions for clients, regardless of their location. Our breadth allows us to provide bespoke solutions and advise clients across an expanding number of asset classes within the sector.
Internationally we have a continually growing capabilities across; Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Middle East.
Our clients include investors, fund and property managers, owners, occupiers, developers, lenders and public sector organisations, as well as banks, insurance companies, pension and sovereign wealth funds.
Innovation is part of our DNA - by thinking differently, we deliver innovative legal solutions and products to deliver your deal, minimise risk and enable you to achieve a competitive advantage.
DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
"I can’t praise DWF’s Real Estate and Construction team highly enough. The professional service, knowledge and advice received on this project was second to none."– Leading UK Housing Association, 2019
"10/10 satisfaction rating for services delivered by DWF"– Managing Director at a leading international real estate fund
Technology has the potential to transform any sector, and real estate is no exception – whether it is through the use of blockchain providing increasing liquidity and transparency on transactions, or the use of artificial intelligence to allow ever more accurate investment decisions to be made. But is the market ready?
What keeps you up at night? DWF bring you a new series of virtual events, aimed to address key topics of the moment. This new series of discussions will take place monthly, with the first looking at our return to work.
July is a key month for employer tax compliance and businesses should take care to ensure that they do not overlook forthcoming key compliance dates.
DWF, the global legal business, has boosted its real estate offering in Poland with the appointment of partner, Joanna Wojnarowska, and senior associates, Weronika Roesler and Ewa Lewandowska.
Next month (on 24 July), new regulations regarding the control of acquisitions of Polish companies by entities outside the EU, EEA and OECD come into force. The control will apply to acquisitions of shares giving min. 20% of votes in entities considered key to maintaining safety, order and public health. Lack of notification of the planned acquisition will be subject to severe sanctions (fine up to PLN 50 million or imprisonment from 6 months to 5 years).