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DLA Piper
25th Floor, Three Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Hong Kong > Real estate

DLA Piper has an excellent record in real estate transactions in Greater China, with its offering in this space being complemented by its strong funds, finance and tax capabilities. Elsewhere, the firm is also prominent in major development projects across the Asia Pacific region, as well as lease-related matters. Reflective of its excellent reputation, the group acts for clients such as developers, funds and end-users. Its recent work included advising numerous international clients on investments into logistics and internet data centres, which are both booming areas of the market. In November 2020, the ‘exceptionalEd Sheremeta returned to the firm from Ropes & Gray LLP; he leads the ‘smart and commercial‘ team. Another key individual is Susheela Rivers, whose diverse practice includes real estate investments and developments in the hotel, retail and mixed-use sectors. Janice Yau Garton joined Stephenson Harwood.

Hong Kong > Banking and finance

DLA Piper is well regarded in the market for the financing of energy-related transactions, both conventional and renewables. It has recently seen an uptick in ESG-linked financing and green lending, and is active in the telecoms, media and fintech sectors. Matthias Schemuth heads the practice and handles a range of innovative financings for international and regional commercial banks, multilateral lending agencies, export credit agencies (ECAs) and corporate borrowers. Matthew Worth was promoted to partner in July 2020 and Ed Sheremeta joined from Ropes & Gray LLP in November 2020. Since publication, Crystal Chen joined from Linklaters in May 2022.

China > Real estate and construction: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Ed SheremetaDLA Piper

Based out of Shanghai and Hong Kong, DLA Piper‘s cross-office team provides a ‘cost-effective and professional‘ service to developers, funds and end-users across a range of corporate real estate matters throughout the investment life cycle. The return of the ‘exceptionalEd Sheremeta from Ropes & Gray LLP in November 2020 further enhances the firm’s real estate transactional capabilities, particularly in the context of private equity-related investment work in the sector. In addition to Sheremeta, the team includes the vastly experienced Susheela Rivers, whose broad expertise includes hospitality and leisure-related matters, and Lillian Duan, who provides ‘a very rare blend of international standard/commercial clarity together with detailed-bottoms up local practice guidance and advice’ on transactional real estate work.