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The volume of construction output worldwide is forecasted to grow 85% by 2030. Those within the construction industry will need to take bold decisions to invest in relationships, technology and talent to ensure full advantage is taken of the opportunities available.
Playing a part in evolving a city’s landscape, connecting people with infrastructure or redeveloping an aging building can bring great satisfaction and reputation to an individual or organisation. We ensure you’re provided with proactive, commercial and pragmatic advice in order to reach successful project outcomes.
Our real estate team advises on commercial, residential and non-profit deals on landmark properties and represents some of the most prominent individuals and institutions in the world. Watch our video to find out more.
Our clients range from successful individuals, investors and trustees to developers, major retailers and charities.
Whether a project is commercial, residential or not for profit, the drafting and negotiation of contracts to meet your specific needs is vital to ensure successful delivery. Our focus is on identifying your priorities and negotiating the best outcome for you.
Disputes can often delay a construction project and prevent you from achieving your aims.
Whether you are bringing or defending claims, there are many ways for a dispute to be resolved. We understand our client’s objectives in order to devise a strategy that achieves these aims. Through adjudication, arbitration, court proceedings, mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution, we will guide you every step of the way.
Assisted the family of one of the founders of an important Italian group which operates in the field of complex infrastructure works, in planning the transfer of the Group – which is still exclusively in their hands – to their children, for family business whose revenues are worth over €1 billion. The project also includes the assistance with the relocation of some family members to Switzerland.
Assisted a longstanding client of the firm active in the field of infrastructure, technological systems and services in three proceedings brought against a company within the construction/infrastructure industry, for the breach of a settlement agreement and failure to pay a number of outstanding invoices.
We acted for a real estate developer on the disposal of its luxury residential property project in Kowloon Tong for a consideration of more than HK$400 million.
We represented a real estate company specializing in premium properties in Hong Kong and Shanghai. We acted in relation to the disposal of the entire issued share capital and assignment of the shareholder’s loan of Bentley Investments Limited, holding an extensive building in Hong Kong Island (known as No. 3 South Bay Close), to Baldric Investments Limited (a subsidiary of National Electronics Holdings Limited). This matter is regarded as a major transaction under the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the consideration is around HK$668 million.
We supported the commercial development activities of a Family Office active in London and the regions, and advised on procurement issues, funding requirements, institutionally acceptable delivery documentation and the construction aspects of property acquisitions and disposals.
We advised a high net worth family on the extensive refurbishment of a listed property in an exclusive London location. The scheme needed a change of direction and management to best achieve the family’s aspirations for the property. Working closely with the professional team, a project support service is being provided in addition to contract drafting and negotiation.
We advised Marriott International on its negotiations with Far East Consortium in relation to its management and related agreements for the new-build 204 room Ritz Carlton in Perth. This was the first Ritz Carlton hotel announced in Australia after a 15 year absence for the brand.
Structured and implemented investment and operating vehicles, as well as arranged for construction/permanent financing, for international boutique hotel, restaurant private club, and spa in New York City.
We represented a real estate company specializing in residential, hotel/serviced apartments, retail, industrial, and office premium properties in Hong Kong and Shanghai, in relation to the disposal of the entire issued share capital and assignment of shareholder’s loan of Bentley Investments Limited holding a whole block of prestigious building in the southern part of Hong Kong Island known as No. 3 South Bay Close to Baldric Investments Limited, a subsidiary of National Electronics Holdings Limited. This matter is regarded as a major transaction under the Listing Rules of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the consideration is around HK$668 million.
We acted for a bank in the financing to an international school in Singapore for the construction of an additional building to its existing campus.
We acted for an international school in the financing of SG$87.56 million from DBS to acquire state land, and construct and develop a new school building in Singapore.
We represented a multilateral agency on a €123.5 million loan to Hrvatska Elektroprivreda DD to finance the construction of a 68MW Ombla hydroelectric power plant at the Rijeka Dubrovacka Bay near Dubrovnik.
We advised two developers in connection with their construction and funding arrangements for rural anaerobic digestion facilities. Both contracts required the preparation and negotiation of bespoke EPC contract terms, direct agreements and other supporting documents.
The construction team have been heavily involved in all phases of the development finance and re-development of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The redevelopment will exceed £300 million
When a property developer discovered that it did not have full rights of access to a development site it was acquiring, it turned to us for assistance, and we have represented it in a negligence claim against its former solicitor.
The Soho House & Co founder Nick Jones has described The Ned in the City of London, a joint venture with Sydell Group, as his 'blockbuster'. We are advising on the redevelopment and fit-out of a landmark listed building which is to include 252 bedrooms; 9 restaurants; bars everywhere from the underground vaults to the rooftop; a health spa and gym; and a private members’ club.
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