Real Estate and Construction

Our Real Estate and Construction practice is one of the pillars of our firm and among one of our strongest practices. Jingtian & Gongcheng maintains one of the top real estate legal teams in China. Most of our lawyers have a deep understanding of our clients' commercial needs as well as comprehensive, demonstrated experience in advising and managing complex deals and cases. Our clients comprise various businesses and organizations involving land investments, property development, real estate finance, real estate mergers and acquisitions, corporate real estate, property management, and real estate operations. We not only provide legal advice to help our clients to realize their commercial objectives, we also help them assess and mitigate potential legal risks.

With a dedicated focus on our clients, our longstanding reputation, and proven track record, Jingtian & Gongcheng's Real Estate and Construction practice continues to support our clients in designing innovative legal structure and comprehensive operational plans. Our competitive advantage lies in the quality, scale, and breadth of our real estate legal services, which differentiate our team from our competition, winning us awards and wide acclaim from the industry.

Areas of Work

Our real estate legal services include:

Land Investment

  • Land investment structures and business models
  • Condition of land investment cooperation
  • Legal risks impacting land investment
  • Compensation for land collection, expropriation and relocation


Real Estate Development

  • Formation, merger and spin-off of real estate companies
  • Legal frameworks for joint development of real estate project
  • Pre-sale and sale of property
  • Delivery and management of property

Real Estate Finance

  • Debt finance for real estate companies
  • Domestic and foreign stock issuances for real estate companies
  • Domestic and foreign debt issuance for real estate companies
  • Real estate private equity investments
  • Setup and listing of real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Real Estate M&A

  • Deal planning and legal frameworks
  • Legal due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiation of deal documentation
  • Registration and approval with regulatory authorities and government agencies
  • Tax planning

Property Operation and Management

  • Property leasing
  • Property management services
  • Asset securitization

Leveraging the full scale of our resources, Jingtian & Gongcheng’s Real Estate and Construction team has successfully completed numerous complex deals and cases through a multidisciplinary approach integrating lawyers from our Securities, Tax, and Disputes Resolution teams. We adopt a client-centric approach to providing high quality, comprehensive legal services to protected our clients'real estate interests. We also continue to develop innovative models such as pension real estate, long-term rental apartment, and Characteristic Towns, as well as in ongoing innovative in areas such as the disposal of non-performing assets, real estate asset securitization, and investments in REITs to maintain our leading role in the real estate market.

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