• The Walt Disney Company in the real estate portion of its US$71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, involving over 350 properties worldwide
  • A Canadian pension fund in its US$4.0 billion acquisition of a 180-property logistics portfolio and related management platform 
  • North American Properties in its US$2.5 billion residential, retail, entertainment, marina, office and hotel development project in New Jersey, one of the largest mixed-use projects in that state's history
  • ASB Capital Management in the acquisition and subsequent sale of its US$1.8 billion US data center business
  • Cottonwood Management in all aspects of its US$900 million development of Echelon Seaport, one of the largest development projects in Boston. The project includes 733 luxury condominiums and apartments in three towers built over a 125,000 square foot retail podium
  • AEW Capital Management with respect to joint ventures (including platform/strategic joint ventures), acquisitions, financings and sales of office, multifamily, logistics and retail properties throughout the US, including the US$385 million acquisition of a private REIT that owns a prominent office tower in New York City
  • Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. in the issuance by Blackstone's first non-traded REIT of up to US$5 billion of common stock
  • Harrison Street Real Estate Capital in its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Campus Crest Communities, Inc.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia in the US$3.75 billion financing of the Las Vegas Sands in Macau, PRC and the US$1.25 billion financing of the Las Vegas Sands in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • A state-owned enterprise in a joint venture for a US$5 billion mixed use development project in New York
  • Mirae Asset Global Investments in the US$780 million acquisition of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oxford Properties Group in the joint venture and development of a US$2.1 billion office project in New York
  • Union Investment Real Estate GmbH in its US$330.2 million acquisition of the Midtown21 office building in Seattle
  • Blackstone Real Estate Group in the acquisition of 12 hotels with an aggregate purchase price of more than US$400 million
  • The Atlanta Braves in the development of a new 57-acre stadium site and surrounding mixed-use development known as The Battery AtlantaTM, including office, retail, residential, hotel and entertainment components that feature entertainment districts containing an additional concert/theatre venue
  • A Canadian pension fund in a complex joint venture for the acquisition of a trophy office building in New York, in part through the acquisition of a Panamanian company
  • Blackstone in the acquisition of a €536 million logistics portfolio in 40 locations across Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK
  • CBRE Global Investors in the refinancing of its logistics pan-European fund covering seven countries (France, Luxembourg, Germany, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium)
  • Aareal Bank AG in an up to €1 billion pan-European real estate loan to Invesco Real Estate, used to refinance a portfolio of properties in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK, including an accordion facility to enable expansion
  • Aviva Investors in the sale of its Central European Industrial Fund comprising a 90-asset logistics portfolio in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania to Partners Group and Valad
  • China Orient Asset Management in the acquisition and development of a resort in the Maldives through a leasehold structure, including entering into a BVI joint venture arrangement with a local Maldives entity
  • Gaw Capital Partners in its acquisition of Ocean Towers, a 25-story Grade A office building located at People's Square in Shanghai
  • Allianz Real Estate in its 50 percent stake in a portfolio of modern logistics assets in China which are owned by a Gaw Capital managed fund. The portfolio includes five projects in the areas of Shanghai, Jiaxing, Foshan, Wuhan and Shenyang with a total leasable area of 375,000 square meters
  • Destination Brisbane Consortium in the development of its AU$3 billion integrated resort at Queens Wharf, Brisbane. The project will encompass a new integrated resort (including a casino), a residential development and five new hotel brands ,including a 6-star Ritz-Carlton and 5-star Rosewood and Dorsett Hotels
  • SP Setia Berhad, Malaysia's largest listed developer, in its first entry into Australia for the development of two residential towers of more than 800 apartments with commercial and retail spaces

Awards and Accolades

  • Tier 1 in seven Real Estate categories across the UK (The Legal 500 2022)
  • Tier 1 in Real Estate for Five Consecutive Years (The Legal 500 USA 2021)
  • Tier 1 in Land Use & Zoning for 11 Consecutive Years (The Legal 500 USA 2021)
  • Tier 1 Nationally in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law (US News & World Report – Best Law Firms, 2022)
  • Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate for 17 consecutive years (International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2021)
  • Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate (JUVE Awards 2021)
  • Band 2 in Real Estate – Europe-wide (Chambers 2021)
  • Band 2 in Hotels & Leisure (Chambers UK 2022)
  • Band 1 for Investment Funds - Real Estate Funds - Hong Kong (IFLR 1000, 2014-2021)
  • Tier 1 in Real Estate for China and Thailand (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014-2022)
  • Winner of the China Business Law Awards for Real Estate & REIT 2021 (China Business Law Journal)
  • A Top 5 Real Estate Law Firm (Commercial Property Executive, 2020)
  • Real Estate Practice Group of the Year (Law360, 2020)
  • Hospitality Group of the Year 2020 (Law360)
  • Law Firm of the Year (REFI European Awards, 2020)