Slaughter and May advised The Link REIT on its first acquisition in Mainland China
Slaughter and May advised The Link Management Limited, as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (The Link REIT), on the acquisition by The Link REIT of EC Mall in Beijing for RMB2,500 million. The transaction is The Link REIT’s first acquisition in Mainland China.
EC Mall is an upper mid-market shopping mall in China’s 'Silicon Valley', Zhongguancun in the Haidian District of Beijing. EC Mall has a total gross floor area of over 70,000 square metres and receives an annual footfall of over eight million visitors.
The Link REIT is the first real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and currently Asia’s largest REIT and one of the world’s largest retail focused REITs in terms of market capitalisation.