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Tourism: Taking Oman to the next level

by Dentons on

The Sultanate of Oman possesses a number of the key characteristics of a premier tourist destination – a diverse environment, unspoiled beaches, breath-taking mountains and a wealth of historical sites (including a number...more

Zoning plans within the scope of the Service Directive

by DLA Piper on

The Service Directive needs to be taken into account when drafting zoning regulations, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union. On the 30th of January 2018 the Court of Justice of the European Union issued...more

Key Investment Themes in UAE Real Estate & Real Estate Finance Markets

by White & Case LLP on

The end of 2017 proved to be very busy in UAE real estate and real estate finance markets. Here we put the spotlight on 3 key investment themes that characterised those markets in 2017. We also look forward to some of the...more

When will register of beneficial ownership by overseas companies be introduced?

by Hogan Lovells on

The government has confirmed to parliament its timetable for the introduction of a public register of beneficial ownership of UK property by overseas entities. This follows on from the government’s consultation in April 2017...more

Spain's Tax Reporting Rule Targets Vacation Rental Intermediaries

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Spain has introduced a new tax reporting obligation applicable to intermediaries in the renting of houses for tourism purposes, which mainly affects collaborative online platforms. Until now, the Spanish...more

Crack-down on the property market - register of beneficial ownership to go live in 2021

by Dentons on

Last year the government announced its intention to introduce a public register revealing the owners of overseas companies buying property in the UK. It has just announced plans for that register to be introduced and to go...more

Focus on Restructuring Processes: CVAs and Liquidation in the context of Carillion

by Dechert LLP on

In recent months certain restructuring processes have gained quite some notoriety in press headlines in connection with a number of UK businesses. This article provides secured lenders with a brief recap on the key points to...more

German Court Voids Defect-Curing Clauses in Written Form Lease Agreements

by Jones Day on

The Situation: A decision by the German Federal Court of Justice has made null and void written form defect-curing clauses in lease agreements. The Result: It is likely that more tenants and landlords will attempt to...more

High-stakes: Securing successful entry into the Integrated Resort market in Japan

by White & Case LLP on

Integrated resort ("IR") sites are mixed-use properties which house gaming areas (casinos), hotels, restaurants, shopping facilities and other attractions within the same self-contained facility. The legislative developments...more

How Will the New Tax Reform Bill Affect You

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

As Congress aggressively pushes to pass the tax reform bill before the end of the year, companies and individuals are scrambling to learn how the changes will affect them. Pepper Hamilton’s Tax Practice Group has been closely...more

How Will the New Tax Reform Bill Affect You?

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

As Congress aggressively pushes to pass the tax reform bill before the end of the year, companies and individuals are scrambling to learn how the changes will affect them. Pepper Hamilton’s Tax Practice Group has been closely...more

Proposed UK Real Estate Tax Regime Targets Offshore Investors' Capital Gains

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Historically, the United Kingdom has not taxed capital gains on real estate disposals when the seller was not a UK resident. The Development: Coming into line with most of the world's jurisdictions, the UK...more

CMBS – the Little Match Girl of European ABS

by Reed Smith on

Rather like the Hans Christian Anderson story about the little match girl, the news that BAML has successfully launched two CMBS deals in quick succession has flickered light into an otherwise cold and beleaguered primary...more

Budget Announcement to Affect Offshore Investment in UK Real Estate

by Reed Smith on

In Philip Hammond’s budget announcement on 22nd November 2017, he announced a measure which has a significant adverse impact on the UK real estate sector. In particular, it limits the future tax benefits of using an offshore...more

Budget shock for property industry: non-UK resident landlords to be taxed on UK property gains

by Hogan Lovells on

Quietly, almost without any fanfare, a tax policy of more than 50 years designed to encourage overseas investment into UK real estate was reversed in the small print of the Budget. The announcement has provoked a storm across...more

UK Autumn Budget 2017 – the key measures impacting business

by White & Case LLP on

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the Autumn Budget 2017. Alongside the headline-grabbing abolition of SDLT for first-time buyers on homes up to £300,000, and on the first £300,000 of properties up to £500,000,...more

UK To Tax Non Residents On Real Estate Gains

by Goodwin on

In a surprise announcement, the UK government announced its intention to start taxing non-UK residents on capital gains from UK real estate assets, including interests in “property rich” companies and other entities. The new...more

U.K. Is to Tax Gains Made by Non-Residents on Commercial and Residential Real Estate and Introduce Corporation Tax for Certain...

by King & Spalding on

The U.K. has announced that, from April 2019, tax will be charged on gains made by non-residents on disposals of all types of UK real estate, extending existing rules that apply only to residential property. The proposals,...more

Cannes Brick and Mortar Retail in the United States Make a Comeback?

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

2017 MAPIC Conference in Cannes, France - Last week, a contingent from Goulston & Storrs attended the annual MAPIC conference in Cannes (pronounced “Can”), France for the seventh consecutive year. We expected to field...more

Establishing a chain of title - Leveraging blockchain for the real estate industry

by Dentons on

Establishing a good title and guaranteeing speedy acquisition of real estate is of paramount importance to investors, funds, and real estate developers. For example, if salient information on prior encumbrances, easements and...more

Major Changes Proposed to UK Tax Regime for Non-resident Investors in UK Commercial Property

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The UK Government has announced in today’s Budget (22 November) that it is launching a consultation on extending the scope of UK tax on real estate. Currently, non-UK residents who are investors in UK land and buildings...more’s 8th Annual Golden Turkey Awards

by Dechert LLP on

As we look back each November to bestow the year’s crop of Golden Turkeys to the silliest and most annoying instances of regulatory overreach, legislative inanity, governmental misfeasance or the mere idiotic behavior of...more

NSW re-opens its door to foreign developers

by Dentons on

The Berejiklian Government has introduced a Bill into the NSW Parliament which may change the way surcharge purchase duty and surcharge land tax applies to foreign developers....more

BGH erklärt sog. Schriftformheilungsklauseln in Gewerberaummietverträgen für unwirksam

by King & Spalding on

Der für das Gewerberaummietrecht zuständige 12. Zivilsenat des Bundesgerichtshofs („BGH“) hat am 27.09.2017 mit einem Paukenschlag die hier beigefügte Entscheidung verkündet, in welchem er zu der seit einigen Jahren...more

NPLs in Southern Europe

by White & Case LLP on

On 19 September 2017, White & Case hosted a panel discussion featuring a number of participants active in the market, on the future of NPLs in Southern Europe. An engaging and interactive conversation focused on a comparison...more

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