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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, Legal & General, 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.


Nominated as Real Estate Team of the Year in The Legal Business 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.

"Retained by an impressive range of institutional funds, with particular expertise in retail assets. Also acts for a number of private equity houses. Tackles landmark development and regeneration projects for developers and investors." - Chambers 2015

"An impressive track record advising on high-value transactions, such as acting for St Modwen Properties on its £2bn development project at New Covent Garden. Retail, hospitality and leisure are areas of particular strength. 'Best in class and a delight to work with', the enlarged team includes Rabinder Chaggar, Jon Lloyd, Richard Miles, Julian Innes-Taylor, Peter Thorne and the 'exceptional' Sally Pinkerton." - The Legal 500 2014

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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