Real Estate

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Schjødt advises on all aspects of real estate transactions and related matters.

Real Estate Transactions

Schjødt's real estate transactions group is leading within the Scandinavian market and consists of lawyers repeatedly ranked as leading by international and national rating agencies. We have real estate transaction specialists present at all Schjødt's Scandinavian offices, and the group has a good mix of experienced partners and younger up-and-coming professionals.

In recent years, we have assisted in several of the largest real estate transactions in the Nordic markets. Our team has broad experience advising on a variety of asset classes such as office, retail, data centres, infrastructure, student housing and logistics.

The group also draws on disciplines across Schjødt's expertise to seamlessly advise on every aspect of a real estate transaction, from structuring, tax and VAT to financing transactions across the entire capital structure.

Our services include:

  • Corporate structuring, including fund establishment and syndications

  • Agreements related to financing

  • Due diligence, negotiations and deal making

  • Closing, settlements and other transactions support

  • Portfolio transactions

  • Acquisitions of majority and minority equity positions

  • Forward structures

  • Insured transactions

Real Estate Development

Schjødt's real estate development group has over the last decades worked on some of the most important and complex real estate development projects in Scandinavia, giving the group unique expertise within its field. We have real estate specialists present at all our offices, who can provide our clients with the best advice based on regional and local knowledge. The group, too, is composed of a good mix of experienced partners and younger up-and-coming lawyers, which allows us to set up a tailor-made team adapted to our client's needs in each case. Our clients are among the largest real estate developers in the Nordics.

The group has particularly strong expertise related to large-scale and complex city-development and infrastructure projects. We have been involved in most of the larger city and area development projects in the larger Oslo region in recent time. Our expertise extends to development projects encompassing residences as well as offices/commerce, industry and infrastructure, etc.

We act as an advisor on all phases of such development projects, and are often called on to assist from the very beginning of a project, planning and organizing property and company structure, to the last phase of realization (sale) of the completed product. We also collaborate seamlessly with our tax and VAT expertise. Our services thus cover a wide range of legal areas within real estate law and issues following the life span of the development project.

Our services include:

  • Plot acquirement: sale and purchase agreements, option agreements, expropriation

  • City development projects: planning and zoning, development agreements, property- and company structuring

  • Infrastructure projects: agreement structures with public authorities and land owners

  • Property organization: partitioning, applications, registration, stamp-duty considerations, etc.

  • Establishing ownership structures: sectioning, housing cooperatives, co-ownership models

  • Execution of the project: building applications and building matters, enter into lease agreements

  • Realization of the project: assistance with sales material, prospect and IM, sale and purchase agreements with consumers for residences, sales agreements involving complex forward structures with professional parties for commercial real estate

  • End phase: claims and complaints, disputes