The Italian real estate market proves to be an important destination for international investors who are looking for commercial, hospitality and high-end residential opportunities.

Real Estate forms a core practice area at Zambelli Tassetto, encompassing all aspects of planning, construction and engineering, investment, development, property finance, real estate litigation, environment and health and safety. Our practice encompasses the full range of activity for the real estate investment, development and finance industry.

Our lawyers have an understanding of the real estate industry and adopt a practical and commercial approach, working closely with clients to understand their commercial objectives and to provide practical and commercial advice. The practice is broadly based with clients which include government bodies, public authorities, public and private companies (national or multinational), partnerships and individuals. The firm acts for developers, main contractors, specialist contractors, suppliers, consultants, investment funds and financial institutions.

We have extensive experience in negotiating and closing real estate purchase, sale and exchange transactions (and in carrying out the necessary due diligence); in advising clients in land use and environmental matters; in drafting commercial leases and in obtaining financing for real estate projects, even through project finance. Our real estate projects and disputes cross many specialist sectors including cinemas, outlet villages, hotels and hostels, bars and restaurants, retails, camping, lodging and resorts, commercial centers, industrial buildings (including change of use), agricultural (wineries), education, energy (renewables and biomass), infrastructure and natural resources.

The ability to draw on expertise in related areas of finance, environmental, administrative (land use planning and development approvals, health and safety, licensing and concessions), criminal, tax, public procurement, corporate (real estate mergers and acquisitions and transaction structuring), insolvency and civil litigation (in respect of compulsory purchase orders, acquisition or construction related disputes, landlord and tenant work), allows us to provide clients with seamless, integrated service on even the largest and most complex transactions.