Deacons

Real Estate (International Firms) Department

China
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What the team is known for Well-regarded real estate practice with noteworthy experience assisting with residential, commercial and industrial mandates. Regularly advises developers, public bodies and commercial banks on financing, structuring of shares and joint venture agreements, acquisitions, development and disposals. Also able to assist clients with stamp duty relief applications and leasing transactions. Often instructed to advise clients in diverse tender processes, assisting with negotiations and contract drafting.

Strengths One complimentary client says: "They are professional and knowledgeable on pretty much every topic," adding that the team "can offer practical and useable advise with an industry perspective."

Another client notes: "We were particularly impressed by their thoughtfulness in helping us define and scope the questions when preparing instructions to senior counsel. Their responsiveness too was very impressive."

Work highlights Advised Wheelock and Company on the wholesale acquisition of a company and its large-scale residential development.

Notable practitioners

Head of department
Lilian Chiang
is hailed by one client for being "very meticulous," while another describes her as "most helpful when it comes to helping us define the questions when preparing instructions to senior counsel."She is active on behalf of a range of public and private entities, assisting with financing and leasing mandates.