Economic development in most African countries is driving unprecedented investment into real estate. Providing legal advice on property investments is a complex process, because the laws governing a diverse range of specialist areas need to be considered.
We are experts in the field of real estate law and have a thorough understanding of the commercial and legal requirements of a variety of clients in this area.
We provide expert contractual, commercial and conveyancing services for the financing, development and construction of real estate projects. We also advise on real estate investments.
We are able to assist clients with all property acquisitions and disposals ranging from individual properties to entire property portfolios.
We have acted in a wide range of real estate developments including ‘A-grade’ office, regional shopping centre and prestigious golf course developments. We advise clients on development contracts, development leases, project management agreements and ancillary matters.
We have acted in a number of property financing transactions including syndicated loans for the acquisition of major property portfolios to be listed on securities exchanges, typical bare dominium financing structures and the financing of property developments and major industrial projects.
Every commercial property transaction gives rise to various taxation issues. We have a thorough understanding of transfer duty, value added tax, capital gains tax and income tax in respect of property transactions and are able to assist clients to structure their transactions efficiently.
Our dispute resolution specialists provide advice and act in commercial property and real estate disputes arising out of lease agreements, evictions, acquisitions, disposals, property developments, construction, regulatory matters and general contractual arrangements pertaining to property.
Our clients range from real estate developers and consultants to commercial and residential agents and private individuals. We act for lenders and borrowers, major domestic and international banking and financial institutions, listed and unlisted corporations and state owned enterprises.