Real Estate

Real Estate

One of the preeminent firms in the real estate field in China

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group is a pillar practice of the firm. Since the firm was founded in 1993, Zhong Lun’s distinguished lawyers in this field have remained in the forefront of this critical practice area. Zhong Lun has assembled a host of outstanding professionals, with abundant experience in providing a wide variety of legal services to cornerstone industry participants, including government agencies, real estate developers, building contractors, financial institutions, real estate PE funds, self-use owner entities and other foreign and domestic investors. By virtue of our ample experience and in-depth understanding of our clients’ commercial needs, Zhong Lun excels at devising complete and efficient deal structuring solutions before the commencement of an investment project that address our clients’ commercial goals and minimize their potential legal risks.


Zhong Lun is capable of delivering a full-range of real estate related legal services, including project finance, land investment, real estate development, real estate acquisitions, property operation and management, public offerings of real estate companies and securitization of real property. Our Real Estate Practice Group works seamlessly with our colleagues in the corporate finance and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, tax and other practice groups to ensure our clients receive full service legal representation for their commercial real estate projects. Likewise, by working closely with the firm’s decorated dispute resolution team, Zhong Lun safeguards our clients’ rights and interests through its rich experience in efficiently resolving real estate disputes and its thorough command of dispute resolution procedures.

Scope of Services

Real Estate Finance
  • general financing
  • private equity investment and financing
  • real estate trust funds
  • other innovative financing channels
Land Investment
  • land investment transactions
  • business modeling, legal risk assessment and cooperative conditions in land investment
  • expropriation and demolition compensation
Real Estate Development
  • legal structuring of project development and joint development
  • establishment of real estate companies
  • acquisition, grant and transfer of land use rights
  • pre-sale and sale of real property
  • property management
  • property handover
  • acquisition and divestment of real estate companies or special purpose vehicles
Real Estate M&A
  • legal structuring of real estate acquisitions
  • project finance
  • legal due diligence
  • transaction documentation and negotiation
  • government approvals
  • tax matters related to M&A
Property Operation and Management
  • legal and tax issues in relation to the lease and operation of real property
  • securitization of operating properties
IPO and Securitization
  • onshore and offshore initial public offerings of real estate companies
  • refinance of real estate listing companies
  • formation of collective fund trust plans targeting real property or project companies
  • establishment and listing of REITs