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Real Estate Investments, Joint Ventures and Structures

We advise the world’s leading real estate investors on their most important real estate acquisitions, investments and disposals.

Described by clients as “indisputably brilliant on the very big transactions", we represent real estate owners, investors, investment banks, private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds and REITs.

Our in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector and close working relationships across our global network allow us to add value to our clients’ transactions with high-quality, practical and tax-effective legal advice. Our partners and associates are not just skilled in real estate matters. They also have wide experience of indirect real estate acquisitions, negotiating corporate-style documentation and providing advice on joint ventures and structuring that is drafted within a real estate context.

A key part of our advice involves looking at the associated corporate, financing and tax aspects in any transaction. Many of the real estate acquisitions we handle are actually corporate acquisitions (both onshore and offshore) to maximise tax efficiency. Our team is well versed in negotiating these share or unit sale and purchase agreements.

These agreements are often structured offshore in jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, where we have an office, or Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands, where we have strong relationships with leading local law firms.

News & insights

Luxembourg government’s draft budget law for 2021

Publications: 20 OCTOBER 2020

Luxembourg government’s draft budget law for 2021

As announced by the Prime Minister last Tuesday, new tax measures are included in the Luxembourg government’s budget bill for fiscal year 2021 which has been submitted to the Parliament on 14 October…

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impact on the real estate market in China

How Covid-19 coronavirus will impact the real estate market in China is hard to predict. Here we explore the outlook, the steps that investors are taking to address virus exposures, and the measures…

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Glass office buildings

Publications: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Optional VAT regime on immovable lease – New Royal Decree establishing the modalities of the option

As from 1 January 2019, taxpayers may opt to charge VAT on the letting of immovable property for professional use. On 25 November, the new rules fixing the timing and modalities of the “option” have…

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building

Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019

Market update – legal developments in the German real estate market

Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax Reform

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