Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) in the purchase of shares in Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT) (NYSE:ESRT) through a private offering worth approximately US$622 million. ESRT is a REIT with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the iconic Empire State Building. The deal closed on August 23, 2016.

The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partner Oliver Brahmst, with support from partners David Johansen, John Lillis, Andrew Kreisberg, Michiel Visser and associates Alexandra Tremblay, and Emily Donohoe.

The original press release can be found here on the White & Case LLP website