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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
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Global Logistics

The logistics industry is a rapidly changing sector.

The transportation and distribution business is a vast global industry, and the framework to manage the flow of goods, information and other resources around the world requires and utilizes increasingly complex information, communication and control systems.

Ongoing developments in technologies and collaboration to manage all aspects of the global supply chain indicate that the logistics industry will only strengthen in the coming years. Advising clients in this sector on all aspects of transport and logistics law, Clifford Chance's global scope and interdisciplinary approach to providing legal advice helps clients efficiently manage the flow of goods, information and other resources as appropriate, wherever those clients operate.

How can we help you?

Helping clients deliver business smoothly and efficiently is our priority

Clifford Chance's global Transport & Logistics Group helps clients achieve their strategic objectives in their target growth markets, drawing on the expertise of lawyers across all practice areas and offices to support our clients' activities around the world.

Working together with you on your priorities

We regularly work on behalf of and with market leading logistics companies such as AP Møller-Maersk, DHL, Penske, ProLogis, SCA Packaging, SITA, as well as banks and leasing companies in the sector.

Accordingly, we are familiar with all aspects of logistics management, third-party logistics and production logistics, and have supported our corporate and financial institution clients through the regulatory transformation and industry restructuring of recent years.

Extensive Logistics sector knowledge

We have significant knowledge in the Logistics sector and consistently advise on the most strategic and high profile transactions.

We frequently communicate about new and innovative structures on our regular group-wide calls and our dedicated knowledge director distributes information from our latest closings to all of our offices for use in their subsequent deals.

Recent client highlights

  • Advising EQT Exeter on the EUR 3.0 billion sale of a 2.2 million square metre logistics Pan-European portfolio consisting of 132 properties, on behalf of their private real estate fund EQT Exeter European Value Venture III. This is one of the largest industrial real estate transactions in European history.
  • Advising Tristan Capital Partners opportunity fund EPISO 5 on the EUR 1 billion acquisition of a real estate portfolio in Germany comprising 69 assets, including office space, warehouse/industrial space and necessity-led retail parks and mixed-use assets.
  • Advising Exeter Property Group on the sale of a portfolio by way of share sale of Irish logistic assets for c. EUR 200m to GIC.


  • Advising Alderan on the formation of a strategic partnership with PGIM Real Estate dedicated to the acquisition and management of logistics platforms in key catchment areas in France.
  • Advising AIG Global Real Estate in relation to the establishment of a Netherlands focused logistics platform known as Orange Industrial with joint venture partner Edmond de Rothschild REIM.  The joint venture will develop and invest in logistics and industrial real estate assets in core Netherlands locations and pursue the addition of value through active asset management and investments into regeneration and sustainability. Its first investment is the acquisition of a portfolio of six industrial assets in the Netherlands.
  • Advising BentallGreenOak on financing entered into with DRC Capital to finance part of the purchase price in relation to the acquisition of three logistics warehouses located in the municipalities of Seseña, Vitoria and Amorebieta by several of its subsidiaries.


  • Advising Patrizia, the global partner for pan-European real estate investment, on the  acquisition of a pan-European portfolio of 42 logistics assets from BentallGreenOak for approximately EUR 1.2 billion.
  • Advising Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, on the acquisition of a portfolio of 27 light industrial properties in the UK from real estate investor Paloma Capital for £253 million. The transaction was structured via a combination of asset purchases and the acquisition of units in 3 Jersey Unit Property Trusts.  The transaction was W&I backed with the title wrapper. Paloma Capital was a co-investor in the acquiring fund and will remain the operating partner to the portfolio.
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