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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.  

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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 been published. 

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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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Publications: 25 OCTOBER 2019

Update on the German real estate transfer tax reform

Quite surprisingly, the members of the German government coalition (CDU/CSU and SPD) have agreed yesterday to not vote on the German real estate transfer tax (RETT) reform in the German Bundestag this week as originally intended but to postpone the reform in order to further analyse and discuss the provisions of the draft bill.

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Publications: 22 JANUARY 2019

What to expect in 2019 – Legal developments in the German real estate market

The year 2019 will bring a number of new developments for the German real estate market: a tightening of the “rental price brake” (Mietpreisbremse), a changing political environment for housing investments in urban areas as well as developments with regard to the German real estate transfer tax.

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