Maximizing returns on investment in the global real estate industry has become increasingly challenging, as a shortage of prime assets coupled with ongoing economic uncertainty has forced investors to be more strategic about pursuing opportunities. In the next decade, investment strategies are expected to shift, with more emerging countries becoming target markets and real estate development in Asia expected to boom.
As real estate funds and corporations pursue new investment strategies and capitalize on these trends, they need guidance from experts with on-the-ground experience and understanding of the legal issues in diverse emerging and developed markets. With 330 real estate lawyers in more than 45 countries, we have the global coverage and local market presence to serve as a single point of contact for executing real estate transactions and providing the range of services it takes to manage global portfolios.
Ranked the "Number One Global Law Firm for Real Estate" by Euromoney for 10 years running, we know the industry hot spots and help investors optimize deal gains through sophisticated structures that balance risk with returns while mitigating real estate taxes. We also develop handbooks, online resources and legal alerts to keep clients up-to-date on industry trends and to simplify the management of global real estate investments.
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Band 3: Chambers and Partners — 2023
Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie is a noteworthy firm that showcases skills handling real estate issues related to usufruct and lease agreements. The team is experienced dealing with the acquisition and repurposing of distressed real estate assets. The department also advises on municipal matters, such as regularisation of titles and obtaining permits. Naima Montiel and Paramount Pictures are notable additions to the firm's client roster.
Strengths "Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie has a very efficient and proactive team with extensive knowledge of the real estate market and its regulation."Work highlights Estudio Echecopar - Baker McKenzie assisted Sensient Natural Colours Peru with obtaining its licence and safety certificates for its premises.
Band 4: Chambers and Partners — 2020
"They exceeded our expectations in all legal and commercial matters," with another explaining: "All their lawyers are well known and specialised in different practice areas. They are lawyers with experience."
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Band 3: The Legal 500 — 2023
Clients appreciate the ‘100% dedication and efficiency' at Estudio Echecopar member firm of Baker McKenzie International, which typically advises on sophisticated real estate financings on behalf of banks and investment funds. Practice head Marco Alarcon Piana's ‘attention-to-detail and personalised treatment greatly differentiates the team' from market peers, with other areas of coverage involving municipal license handling and public or urban law. To this end, Jorge Danos is currently defending the Real Plaza shopping centre in Lima regarding its land use designation against the National Superintendency of Public Property. Alonso Miranda and newly promoted of counsel Enrique Johanson are additional key practice contacts.
‘The multidisciplinary team is exceptional. Advice from the different teams generates an ideal scenario for decision-making. The team provides a very clear scheme of opportunities and risks. 100% dedication and efficiency.’
‘The firm’s lawyers stand out for their personal qualities, experience, rectitude and knowledge of the field. Marco Alarcón has nearly three decades of experience in the market and has the ability to put together extraordinary teams. He is accurate and very executive.’
‘The team has extensive knowledge of the sector and pays great attention to the relevant details of the transactions in which they have advised us.’
Band 3: The Legal 500 — 2019
Delivers a "combination of commitment, professionalism and reputation" to developers, funds, lenders and public and private companies.