We are a leading commercial law firm in Hong Kong and China, with market leading practices in real estate investment, including listed REITs and unlisted private equity-style real estate funds. Our Hong Kong and China Real Estate Investment team draws on knowledge across all relevant fields, including commercial and residential real estate, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, private equity, debt and equity capital markets, real estate financing, financial services regulation and international tax planning.
Our REITs team is a full service, industry focused practice with an established track record of assisting local and international clients in real estate related domestic and cross-border transactions. Our experience covers structuring of funds, real estate developments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, investments and capital raisings. We can advise on transactions involving a variety of real estate investment vehicles, including listed REITs and unlisted private equity-style real estate funds.
We have collaborative relationships with all categories of market participants, and are regularly ranked as first tier in many real estate investment fields of law, including real estate, REITs, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and tax.
We have advised on six of the seven Hong Kong REIT initial public offerings to date, including the first listed private sector Hong Kong REIT (Prosperity REIT) and the first listed REIT with Chinese properties (GZI REIT).
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Awards & Recognition
- Tier 1 Law Firm in Investment Funds (Real Estate) (China / Hong Kong), Chambers Asia 2011
- Tier 1 Law Firm in Real Estate (China / Hong Kong), Chambers Asia 2009-2011
- Leading Law Firm for Corporate Real Estate (Hong Kong), PLC Which Lawyer? 2009-2011
- Leading Law Firm for Corporate Real Estate (China), PLC Which Lawyer? 2011
- Band 1 Law Firm for Real Estate (China / Hong Kong), Chambers Asia 2008-2010
- Highly Recommended Law Firm for Corporate Real Estate (Hong Kong / China), PLC Global 50 2006-2008
- Hong Kong Deal of the Year: Champion REIT’s acquisition of Langham Place and USD1.6 billion acquisition financing, FinanceAsia Awards for Achievement 2008