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?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges for both landlords and tenants, with much uncharted territory ahead.
The CMA published a guidance outlining its approach to businesses cooperating during the COVID-19 crisis and explaining what arrangements could be legal under competition law during the crisis.
The Prime Minister has recently announced several principles to assist the leasing sector through the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Treasurer has recently announced that the threshold amounts for any foreign purchaser transaction made on or after 10:30pm Sunday, 29 March 2020 will be $0.
A quick summary of the potential impacts and what Contractors and Clients should look out for in light of COVID-19 under popular construction contracts.
This note considers the effect of COVID-19 on contractual relationships with a focus on force majeure and the doctrine of imprévision (unpredictability) under French law.
Spanish legal remedies in case of force majeure or similar in Spain.
Our team assess the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and what it means for the real estate sector and businesses.
The Irish government has introduced a new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment ("the Payment") for employees and self employed individuals who have lost their employment or work due to a downturn in economic activity caused by COVID-19.