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Real Estate and Construction

Rethinking Market Trends – Innovating Business Strategies

Investments in this sector are re-emerging as a preferred long-term choice for portfolio diversification and steady yields. From industrial projects and development of the office segment to retail and residential properties, investors are looking for opportunities beyond their home jurisdictions and investing abroad.

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  • Structuring of acquisition vehicles and financing of real estate transactions  
  • Due diligence on any properties;
  • Lease agreements of commercial properties and property management agreement
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating all property related security documents
  • Planning and zoning
  • Negotiating and drafting of construction contracts (including FIDIC);
  • Imposing of interdictions and conducting any sort of litigation related to real estate and construction disputes
  • Advising on tax implications of real estate transactions
"Everything is covered to the tiniest detail." – Chambers Europe

Local or Cross-Border– Navigate Safely

Our team coordinate complex project portfolios that span across practice areas. We take a holistic approach to the needs of our clients to navigate their commercial, legal and regulatory needs. We advise leading investors, private equity funds, investment banks, developers.

Our team is well experienced and possesses the skill and capacity to structure and negotiate transactions, carry out due diligence and manage projects. It provides comprehensive legal services, including initial research, complete legal due diligence, negotiations, drafting and preparation of legal documentation and considering the tax aspects of the deal.

Work highlights

Agrix - full legal support in the acquisition of one of the biggest agricultural businesses in Bulgaria with more than 10 000 decares of arable lands, warehouses and equipment. Our work includes full due diligence, tax planning and full support to the client in their relations with banks regarding project financing, including escrow documentation.

Pilko - acquisition of a grain storage complex and a poultry factory. Our team carried out the due diligence on the status of the properties, including ownership rights, urban regulation status, compliance with specific construction requirements and drafting of the acquisition papers.

Tradenet - due diligence of significant number of real estates related to the development of petrol station retail chain in Bulgaria, representation in negotiations and drafting preliminary contracts, notary deeds and lease agreements, as well as tax planning.

Seal the deal

Our depth of experience and significant real estate industry know-how means that DPC is equipped to provide full legal support throughout all phases of a deal. The legal services span from transactional advice, structuring and joint ventures to development and planning, investment, finance, and tax matters. Our team is also versed in distressed debt acquisition and NPL portfolio acquisitions (including the mortgaged properties).

Work highlights

Pepco Bulgaria - legal support on the structuring of the Bulgarian chain of the European retailer: due diligence of the premises, negotiations with lessors, drafting and negotiating lease agreements

Hermitage Classic JSCo. - we advised the developer and constructor in the process of financing, mortgaging and completion of the construction of a famous office and commercial building in Sofia

Excelion Development Group - advised the big Israeli real estate investment fund in acquisition finance deal consisting of buying a top-notch hotel and vacation properties

“The team is result-oriented and strives to reach out business goals." – Chambers Europe

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