Location: Expertise / Real Estate & Construction
Real Estate & Construction

As the first law firm in China, we can provide comprehensive legal services in various aspects from real estate design, financing, bidding and tendering, to engineering construction and completion phases, and to commercial property operation. Our team can provide legal services regarding project financing and trust, development and operation, sales and rental, M&A and dispute resolution in real estate field. Our service projects generally involve residential buildings, commercial buildings, large building complex and hotel management.


With extensive legal experience in engineering construction, we can provide high-quality legal services for the whole process of engineering construction project. We provide professional legal opinions about project planning, financing, construction and management for clients, and offer legal support for clients regarding business, politics, technology, environment, society, laws and regulation, etc. During the entire business cycle of engineering project construction, we can establish solutions suitable for different stages. Engineering construction business comes as an essential business field component. By virtue of long-term engagement in this field, we are very familiar with the overall operation model of engineering business, relevant laws and regulations and regulatory policies. Through long-term legal services, we have established a close network with a large number of large construction companies and government authorities. Our lawyers have provided constant legal consulting and special legal services for large construction projects at home and abroad of a range of domestic and foreign renowned companies.


Service clients of the GLO in hospitality industry cover hotel owners and developers, hotel investors as well as companies providing other services and support for the hospitality industry (e.g. financial institutions including banks, dealers, trust companies). We can help clients offer comprehensive legal services plans regarding issues in this field, especially in providing legal services related to hotel development and operation for Chinese owners, including hotel management agreement negotiation with international hotel operator. We are deeply trusted and supported by Chinese owners. We have participated in a range of hotel projects, our clients including a lot of renowned international hotel brands operating in China over recent years, domestic expanding hotel brands as well as the international hotels’ newly settled or proposed brands.


On the basis of extensive industry experience and research outcomes as well as insights into real estate, hospitality and construction industry, our legal team provides creative and customized legal service plans for clients, with an aim to maximize the benefits of clients while rapidly facilitate the successfully implementation. At the same time, we help clients effectively adjust construction projects in order to seize the opportunities while facing the challenges due to regulatory changes. We are widely recognized by clients by providing quality and efficient legal services for clients.

Real Estate Development

We have undertaken many projects related to this field and accumulated rich experience. Our major services include the following operations of land, real estate companies/projects: 

  • M&A
  • Project financing
  • Property rental
  • Operation & management

Representative deals

  • Beijing Daxing International Airport engineering construction project (2019)
  • Xiong'an Business Service Center investment project, resettlement housing project, and high-quality construction experimental area (living) project in Xiong'an New District
  • Mofang Apartment TBR asset-backed special plan program (2017)
  • Banyan Tree and Vanke established a joint venture in Singapore to consolidate sub-brand hotels and asset ownership (2019)

Engineering Construction

We have undertaken many projects related to this field and accumulated rich experience. Our services mainly include: 

  • engineering construction project financing
  • providing consulting opinions about acquisition of land use rights, demolition, planning, bidding & tendering, industry regulation, project building & construction
  • participating in negotiation and drafting, reviewing and modifying equipment procurement contracts, FIDIC contracts and other legal documents
  • helping clients go through various formalities, including various government approvals, licenses and registrations
  • relevant matters of claim
  • engineering settlement and dispute resolution, etc

Hotel Management 

We have undertaken many projects related to this field and accumulated rich experience. Our services mainly include: 

  • hotel investment and development
  • hotel management and franchise
  • hotel development and operation
  • hotel management agreement negotiation
  • hotel merge and acquisition
  • hotel financing and refinancing
  • hotel asset backed securitization
  • hotel dispute resolution, etc


Known for its broad legal offering, including advice on the bidding, development and project financing sides of complex infrastructure, energy, mining and transportation projects. The team also has a notable track record in handling related disputes, frequently mandated by domestic engineering corporations and investment firms.
——Chambers-Asia Pacific 2019


One client appreciates that "they're very responsive and able to meet the deadlines."
——Chambers and Partners 2019

Awards & Rankings

  • 2020, Nominated in Infrastructure Firm of the Year, Asialaw Awards
  • 2013-2020, Recommended firm in Projects & Infrastructure, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific
  • 2008-2011, Highly recommended firm in Projects and Infrastructure, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific
  • 2018-2020, Recommended firm in Real Estate and Construction, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2014-2015, 2017-2020, Nominated in Real Estate Law Firm of the Year-China for several times, Asian Legal Business
  • 2019-2020, Recommended firm in Real Estate, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2019-2020, Recommended firm in Construction, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2019-2020, Recommended firm in Infrastructure, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2016-2018, Recommended firm in Construction & Real Estate, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2017-2020, Recommended firm in Tourism & Hospitality, LEGALBAND
  • 2020, Recommended firm in Real Estate, LEGALBAND
  • 2020, Recommended firm in Construction, Benchmark Litigation