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Real Estate Tax

Astute tax and structuring advice in the context of real estate transactions is critically important to sophisticated real estate investors and funders.

We field an experienced and commercial team who advise on structuring both domestic and cross-border real estate transactions.

We act for a variety of market participants on real estate investments, securitisations, joint ventures, limited partnerships, fund establishment (both cross-border and domestic), IPOs of real estate companies, leasing structures and mergers and acquisitions in the real estate sector.

In addition to domestic matters in the major jurisdictions, we are particularly adept at advising on cross-border matters, drawing on the resources of our 100 strong global tax group.  

News & insights

Modern black and mirrored building against a grey sky

News: 24 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises BNP Paribas in the securitisation of a real estate loan

Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas in relation to the securitisation of a loan granted by the bank to a closed-end real estate alternative investment fund reserved to professional investors and…

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Amazing cityscape of Warszawa, capital city of Poland

Publications: 24 January 2022

Poland: future trends and challenges for the real estate market 2021/2022

In this video, Michał Matera, Partner discusses the key trends he has seen develop in the Polish real estate market including the growth of alternative asset classes, particularly logistics and PRS. 

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Berlin Mediaspree office buildings

News: 14 January 2022

A&O advises Universal-Investment and Bavarian pension scheme manager BVK on the acquisition of the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

Allen & Overy has advised a real estate fund which was set up for Bavarian pension scheme manager Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the Luxembourg platform of Universal-Investment on the…

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building with flats

Publications: 07 May 2021

It’s coming after all: German real estate transfer tax reform on so called “share deals” adopted today

After much back and forth, the legislature (with the approval of the German Federal Council today) decided on the real estate transfer tax reform with effect from 1 July 2021.

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