Real Estate

The real estate industry has been a focus area of GvW Graf von Westphalen ever since the law firm was established. With a view to ensuring comprehensive advice to our clients from the real estate industry, we have pooled our expertise from various legal areas in our Real Estate Focus Group. With industry knowledge and many years of experience in advising on issues specific to real estate, our 50 experts can provide advice as a one-stop shop. We have specialists qualified to advise on any specific issue – which is why we can answer questions especially quickly and efficiently. Our clients include real estate companies and real estate funds, but we also advise banks, insurance undertakings and the state on relevant real estate subjects.

 

Our areas of specialization:

  • Transactions
  • Advice on complex real estate transactions
  • Advice on matters of tax, antitrust and corporate law
  • Notary services
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  • Public Procurement
  • Preparing and conducting public procurement procedures
  • Creating applications to participate and bids
  • Representation in public procurement review procedures
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  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Advice on permit procedures
  • Ongoing advice in urban development procedures
  • Advice relating to business improvement districts (BID)
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  • Asset Management
  • Drafting and adapting lease agreements
  • Advice relating to operating and ancillary cost settlement
  • Review of lease agreements in the context of transactions
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  • Tax
  • Tax planning in national and international context
  • Tax advice relating to real estate investments
  • Succession planning relating to income tax and hereditary tax issues
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  • Environment and Planning
  • Advice in plan approval procedures
  • Advice in regional land use and development plan procedures
  • Advice in immissions control proceedings
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  • Developers
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of contracts
  • Drafting of declarations of partition and condominium regulations
  • Advice on issues of warranty and liability
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  • Project Developments
  • Establishment of property companies
  • Loan agreements for financing
  • Land purchases
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  • Financing
  • Acquisition finance
  • Refinancing and financial restructuring of real estate portfolios
  • Financing restructuring
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  • Public Construction Law
  • Ongoing advice with urban development projects and neighbourhood development projects
  • Advice relating to land use plans and other urban development statutes
  • Creation and negotiation of urban development agreements
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  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Drafting and negotiation of hotel-specific contracts
  • Hotel M&A, portfolio transactions
  • Hotel project development
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  • Private Construction Law
  • Building contract law
  • Architect law
  • Building information modelling (BIM)
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