Real Estate


Real Estate

Our real estate practice is widely recognized as market-leading and has been our pillar practice since the firm was founded in 1993. We house a considerable expertise and bench depth - the most prominent in this field, with many preeminent practitioners still being active on the front line and deeply trusted by our clients. We are capable of providing full-process, all-around, and whole-industry-chain real estate legal services for a variety of clients, including government agencies, investors, developers, builders, financial institutions, users, and real estate funds. Our services fall in four dimensions - traditional real estate, urban infrastructure, transport and logistics, and cultural, tourism, and hospitality projects, covering 12 subdivisions, including, among others, commercial, residential, industrial, rest home, infrastructure, logistics, cultural, tourism, and hospitality real estates. Our competitiveness is best reflected in the numerous honors we have received in the rankings from various well-respected legal rating agencies. Most noticeably, we have been consistently recommended as Band 1 practice in real estate and awarded as Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Asia-Pacific from 2007 to 2021; the Real Estate Law Firm of the Year by ALB from 2010 to 2021; and Band 1 practice in real estate by The Legal 500 from 2016 to 2021.

Scope of Services

General Consultancy:
  • Feasibility study into real estate projects
  • General consultation on real estate projects
Land Investment:
  • Business models, legal risk assessment, and cooperation conditions for land investment
  • Land investment and land transaction agreements
  • Land expropriation, and housing demolition and resettlement compensation
  • Land comprehensive development and PPP
  • Real estate development and urban renewal of industrial real estate
Real Estate Development:
  • Joint development of real estate projects
  • Establishment of real estate companies
  • Acquisition, grant, and transfer of state-owned land use rights
  • Pre-sale and sale of property
  • Property management
  • Property delivery
  • Merger and split-up of real estate companies or project companies
Real Estate M&As
  • Legal structuring for real estate M&As
  • Legal due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiation of M&A legal documents
  • Government approval and registration
  • M&A-related tax matters
Real Estate Investment Solicitation & Operations
  • Solicitation for property investment
  • Legal and tax issues relating to operations of property
  • Leasing and operations of property
Real Estate Investment & Financing
  • General financing of real estate companies
  • Private equity investment in and financing for real estate projects
  • Trust financing or financing with insurance funds for real estate projects or project companies
  • Financing of real estate companies by issue of bonds
  • Securitization of real estate
  • Other methods of financing
IPO & Refinancing of Real Estate Companies
  • Onshore and offshore initial public offerings of real estate companies
  • M&As and restructuring of listed real estate companies
  • Refinancing of listed real estate companies
  • Establishment and listing of REITs
Dispute Resolution
  • Various types of arbitration involving real estate matters
  • Various types of litigation, including administrative litigation, involving real estate matters
  • Restructuring, bankruptcy, and liquidation of real estate companies
  • Disposal of non-performing assets of real estate companies
  • Resolution of real estate related disputes by other methods