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Ed Sheremeta

Head of Real Estate, Hong Kong

Ed Sheremeta is a senior partner in the Asia Pacific real estate practice. He has extensive knowledge of the Asian real estate sector, having spent a significant proportion of his career working in Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong, advising clients on real estate investment and finance matters.

He focuses his practice on acquisitions and dispositions, private equity and institutional investments, limited recourse and secured financings, joint ventures, co-investment platforms, non-performing loans, REITs, asset and property management, sale-leasebacks, restructurings, and general transaction structuring.

Professional QualificationsAttorney-at-law admitted with the Supreme Court of New York, 1998Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
  • English
  • University of Toronto, Juris Doctor, 1995
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Commerce, 1990


  • Band 2 individual for Real Estate (Greater China) by Chambers Asia Pacific 2021-2024
  • Leading Individual for Real Estate (China) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022-2024
  • Recommended Individual for Real Estate (Hong Kong) by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022-2024
  • Chambers Asia Pacific: Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Real Estate (2012-2021): Recognized as a leading lawyer; known by clients for being “knowledgeable and responsive,” and for providing “great client advice and counsel.”
  • Chambers Global (2015): Recognized as a leading lawyer for real estate M&A financing transactions in China and Japan.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Ed was a partner in a global law firm. Ed also worked with the commercial real estate lending team of a major international bank during his time in Japan.

  • Hong Kong
  • New York