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Real Estate

The global real estate market is dynamic and complex. To navigate this challenging and fast moving industry, you require responsive legal advisers with an in-depth knowledge of international and local markets.

Gowling WLG is home to one of the UK's largest real estate practices with a team of more than 275 commercially-minded, innovative and pragmatic lawyers.

We work alongside many of the sector's most successful companies and have helped to deliver numerous high profile projects, advising throughout their lifecycle.


Our clients include: AXA, Ballymore Properties, Battersea Project Land Company, Blackstone, Bloor Holdings Limited, Canada Life, Circle, The Crown Estate, Debenhams, Derwent London PLC, Development Securities PLC, M J Gleeson Group PLC, Harbert Management Corporation, Hines, House of Fraser, Intu Properties PLC, funds advised by JP Morgan Asset Management, LaSalle Investment Management, The Miller Group, NFU Mutual, Persimmon PLC, The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society, Sanctuary Housing Association, J Sainsbury PLC, Sellar Design+Development Ltd, St Modwen Properties PLC, TIAA Henderson Real Estate, Taylor Wimpey PLC, Threadneedle Investments UK, USS Ltd and Whitbread PLC.


WINNER: Real Estate Team of the Year in The Legal Business Awards 2017.

Nominated as Legal Team of the Year in the Estates Gazette Awards 2017.

Nominated as Property Team of the Year in The British Legal Awards 2016.

WINNER: Real Estate Team of the Year in The Legal Business Awards 2015.

Recommended by both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading real estate firm.

"Outstanding real estate practice offering the full range of services, and particularly well regarded for its expertise in development and investment matters. Specific expertise in industrial, retail and residential property."
Chambers UK 2017

"Gowling WLG's 'deep experience and senior hands-on approach' makes it a popular choice with clients such as Taylor Wimpey, Miller Developments and St Modwen. The substantial team covers a full range of work, with particular strengths in mixed-use developments, regeneration and investment, especially in shopping centres."
The Legal 500 2016

"Continues to handle high volumes of big-ticket real estate transactions, from investment acquisitions to asset management. Equipped to advise on deals in the student accommodation and private rental sectors, among a variety of other areas."
Chambers UK 2017

Gowling WLG is the headline legal sponsor of the London Real Estate Forum, Berkeley Square, 14th-15th June 2017.

The firm is a member of the British Property Federation.

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