We have been named in Euromoney 2009's Real Estate awards as Best for Legal Services – Global, and are ranked number one for real estate in the world. In Hong Kong and China, our Real Estate practice has received numerous accolades and awards, and is listed as a top tier real estate practice by numerous commercial law firm guides. We are also described as "one of the best for understanding the Chinese real estate market." As one of the largest, multidisciplinary and integrated real estate teams, we can handle transactions which extend to other places in the Asia Pacific region.
Our lawyers have extensive industry knowledge and contacts, as well as experience in all aspects of property law and practice, and maintain close contacts with central and local officials in charge of land and property and related matters.
We are experienced in the full range of property transactions, including project development, project financing, acquisitions, disposals, asset management, leasing, public and private funds, facilities management, tax and disputes. Our experience also covers commercial, residential, industrial, mixed use, infrastructure and other emerging assets. In terms of focused assets, we have extensive experience in hotel, resort, tourism and branded residence.
Our services cover the establishment of private as well as public real estate funds. We have one of the strongest REIT practices in the Asia Pacific region, and have acted on the first cross-border REIT comprising Hong Kong assets to list in Singapore. To date, we have advised on six of the seven Hong Kong REIT initial public offerings, including the first listed private sector Hong Kong REIT (Prosperity REIT) and the first listed REIT with Chinese properties (GZI REIT).
Adding value in complex high value developments — both at the early stages and in their continuing progress and management — we provide a one-stop shop service to clients in Hong Kong, Macau, China and beyond.
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Awards and 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