McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Advises on a broad range of real estate matters including M&A, fund formations, restructurings, developments and asset management. Best known for its work in the retail sector, and is also present on notable transactions in the hospitality and healthcare industries. A further focus is lease negotiations, where the firm represents large, household-name corporates on office space negotiations. Frequently advises on cross-border matters, utilising its vast international network.

Strengths A client praises the team for being "very uncomplicated, solutions-driven and professional" and for "understanding well the different cultural factors that can influence a negotiation."

A second client singles out the firm's "expertise and commercial, deal-focused approach."

Notable practitioners

Jens Ortmanns
is highlighted by market sources, with one saying he is a"very commercial lawyer with a broad and hands-on approach." He advises on real estate transactions for investors, funds and asset managers.