Real estate law requires a change of perspective: this is because each matter is as unique and complex as the client behind it is. Advisors who wish to advise tenants in the same competent manner in which they advise investors or asset managers need to have an awareness of different requirements – and the creativity needed to meet these requirements.
This is why we have real estate experts at almost all our offices. A group of advisors with industry experience who are able to find the appropriate creative solutions to your individual real estate law issues.
As transaction managers, we advise investors on how to successfully complete their deals in Germany and across the world. For asset managers, we are in all legal and tax matters a pragmatic and creative partner who helps them keep track of the management and optimisation of their real estate portfolio. In addition, we advise project developers on how to best manage their projects so as to jeopardise neither the quality nor the profitability of the project.
The users or operators of a property are the classic counterparties and work each day with investors and managers and their lawyers. We know both sides and, therefore, are once more the ideal strategic – and a competent – partner who can help them reach their goals.
The public sector and its companies are important investors, operators and managers of their own properties, project developers, and builders. They must continuously comply with special legal and political requirements. As a result of the advisory services that we have rendered to the public sector and its private partners in the past, we know the recipe for success when it comes to public projects. We make sure that legal compliance and success in projects go hand in hand.
A builder’s goal is to implement construction projects in line with the budget and schedule. For this purpose, builders must combine and coordinate interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all parties involved can perform their obligations in the best possible manner and at the right point in time, like clockwork. We assist builders from the start with the implementation of their construction projects. We want them to benefit from our many years of experience in implementing all types of construction projects, from the time a project is first conceived of until it is put into operation, including asserting and enforcing warranty claims.
We support building contractors throughout the construction process, starting with the structured participation in bidding processes up to and including the handling of claims during the warranty period.
You can rely on our “Real Estate” team to deal with legal, tax and strategic issues. The team provides you with creative and pragmatic solutions, is the expert by your side, and assists you with almost all matters relating to the real estate sector – in Germany, Europe, Asia and all over the world.
As an investor, you are very busy. You do not invest only in Germany, you think globally. You handle several projects at a time and manage expectations and risks. The focus of your work is on generating a high rate of return and you are always looking for new optimisation opportunities. And that is where we come in.
We assist you with your real estate investments. We provide experience, are pragmatic, think in terms of solutions – and, acting as transaction managers, ensure that your deals are successfully completed.
We encourage you to benefit from our many years of experience and find answers to your questions with our legal solutions:
As an asset manager, you must keep track of things. You are actively involved in projects and each day brings a new challenge. You manage expectations. You think in terms of solutions.
And that is where we come in. You can rely on us to deal with legal and tax issues. We provide experience. We have a pragmatic work approach whilst thinking creatively. We advise you on how to manage and optimise your real estate portfolio and provide manifold solutions and answers to your problems and queries.
As a project developer, you know what it means to be responsible. The success of your project depends on you and your project management. The parties involved in the project must deliver in time, budget limits have to be complied with, and a lot of different interests have to be reconciled. At the same time, you must keep an eye on the quality and profitability of the project.
We know the challenges and pitfalls of project development and, as pragmatic and experienced legal project managers, can provide you with everything you need.
As a user/operator of a property, you are the classic counterparty. You work each day with investors and managers – and with their lawyers. You must meet requirements while simultaneously managing your own expectations and interests. And that is where we come in.
You can rely on us to deal with legal, tax and strategic issues. Working together with you, we ensure that you can stand your ground when dealing with experts. We provide creative and pragmatic solutions. We are the expert by your side. We support you in all matters.
The implementation of construction and infrastructure projects is subject to a large number of complex legal requirements that need to be observed both when applying for approval and when carrying out a project.
In the years to come, environmental issues will be a focus of attention. They are becoming increasingly more important to companies at each stage of operations, but also in the context of construction and planning law. In addition to the above, climate change calls for radical changes in fossil fuel consumption while acceptance of technologies regarded as critical (such as nuclear power or CCS) is simultaneously decreasing. Agricultural land needs to be preserved for the production of food for a growing world population and also for the production of renewable raw materials.
These developments involve significant risks for the companies concerned; at the same time, however, new opportunities open up in the field of products and services which protect the environment, in the broadest sense. This particularly applies to the construction of energy-efficient machinery and equipment and the creation of plants for the production of renewable energy, but also to the real estate sector to the extent that the latter significantly reduces the energy consumption of properties and replaces such energy with renewable energy.
Luther advises companies on the following issues:
The public sector and its companies are important investors, operators and managers of their own properties, project developers, and builders. They must continuously comply with special legal and political requirements.
As a result of the advisory services that we have rendered to the public sector and its private partners in the past, we know the recipe for success when it comes to public projects. We make sure that legal compliance and success in projects go hand in hand.
The public sector relies on us in the following special areas, for example:
As a builder, your goal is to implement construction projects in line with the budget and schedule. For this purpose, you must combine and coordinate interdisciplinary knowledge to ensure that all parties involved are in a position to perform their obligations in the best possible manner and at the right point in time, like clockwork.
We assist you from the start with the implementation of your construction project. Choosing the right project structure and contract models that are appropriate to this structure is crucial to successful implementation.
We want you to benefit from our many years of experience and competence in implementing all kinds of construction projects, from the time your project is first conceived of until it is put into operation, including asserting and enforcing warranty claims.
As a building contractor, you must do more than just carry out construction and/or planning work, you must perform a contract with all obligations.
Depending on the type of contract award procedure – be it for a general contractor agreement or for a contract for an individual building segment – there are numerous tasks to be performed which exceed classic construction work by far.
We support you throughout the construction process, starting with the structured participation in bidding processes up to and including the handling of claims during the warranty period. You can rely on our many years of experience and expertise in providing legal advice to companies during projects.
Planning a complex construction project is always an intricate process which can offer great challenges to you as an architect. Furthermore, architects often take a risk that is difficult to assess when participating in invitations to tender. The preparation of documents, visualisations, etc. is a time-consuming process that drives up costs. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is also becoming increasingly more important. This is why you need a reliable legal partner by your side right from the start.
As part of our advisory services during construction, we assist our clients from the beginning with the preparation of the tender documents. During construction, we advise you with regard to the entire course of the project. In this context, reviewing and replying to notifications of delay, subsequent changes, and notifications of defects are important parts of our work.
In addition to providing advice during construction and during projects, Luther also helps you to enforce and defend against claims in court. You can rely on our expertise in all matters pertaining to contract law, dispute resolution, and court and arbitration proceedings.
Our services in detail: