Expertise Industries

At Morais Leitão we respond to the demands and challenges of the modern real estate market with innovative solutions based on our long experience in real estate advisory services.

We represent national and international clients in deals involving, among others, the sale or acquisition of portfolios with various types of real estate. We provide legal advice to our clients on the licensing of projects with the competent authorities, in the development and financing of those projects and in their management, operation, maintenance and eventual commercialisation, as well as in the drafting and negotiation of construction, design, management and supervision contracts. We also regularly advise on transactions involving the sale or acquisition of portfolios of various types of real estate (residential, office and commercial buildings) in the construction and operation of student residences, shopping centres, retail parks, outlets, car parks, logistics parks, hotels and other tourist developments.

We are considerably experienced in the creation of structures for collective investment undertakings under corporate form (SICAVIs/SICAFIs) or contractual form, through the creation or incorporation into real estate investment funds. We regularly take an active part in real estate investment operations, mergers and acquisitions and respective due diligences; in tourism investment operations, accompanying the installation, exploitation and operation of tourism resorts; and in the preparation and negotiation of real estate contracts, namely purchase and sale agreements, directly or by shares, sale and lease back, purchase options, swaps and surface rights.

We also support in the drafting and negotiation of real estate use and management agreements, such as hotel management service agreements, lease agreements, business lease agreements, among others, and in real estate financing transactions and their respective guarantees.