A major component of our service worldwide involves representing clients engaged in real property investment, development, and financing transactions. Lawyers in our Hong Kong location have been active for many years in representing real estate investors, developers and lenders throughout the Asia Pacific region in a variety of real estate acquisition, disposition, financing, and management matters.
Lawyers in our Hong Kong location have handled real property acquisitions and dispositions involving undeveloped land, multiple-use complexes, hotels, resorts, casinos, golf courses, commercial office buildings, shopping centers, residential housing projects, and most other types of real property. We have experience and skill in various structures including purchases and sales, complex leasing, sales and leasebacks, exchanges, options, joint ventures, and partnerships. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the development of real property, including advising and assisting clients to obtain entitlements. We are experienced in real estate financing and investment transactions of all types from the standpoint of institutional lenders and private investors as well as borrowers and users of funds.
Our lawyers are highly experienced in the corporate, commercial, contractual, and taxation issues related to real estate investments and financings. Our work has included a broad range of negotiations; the preparation of acquisition, management, financing, and other agreements; the establishment of diverse entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, other hybrid entities, and joint ventures; the negotiation of entitlements and investment incentives; the negotiation and preparation of construction, design, and architectural contracts; and the formulation of tax-efficient development, ownership, management, leasing, and licensing structures for holding investments and repatriating income and capital.
Our Hong Kong lawyers have extensive experience in private equity and debt financing transactions and initial and secondary public offerings of equity and debt securities and investment funds. We also have represented or worked with multilateral lenders on numerous financings and other infrastructure development and project finance matters in Asia and have a substantial infrastructure developer's team.
Lawyers in our Hong Kong location are also highly experienced in structuring transactions to minimize the impact of taxation. We have assisted our clients in a variety of jurisdictions to formulate tax-efficient development, ownership, management, leasing, and licensing structures for holding investments and repatriating income and capital. Finally, lawyers in our Hong Kong location have a wealth of experience in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of acquisition, direct investment, joint venture, and other commercial agreements throughout Asia, including projects in Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.