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Real Estate

Having an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and its dynamics is fundamental to offering added value to our clients’ business and, in a complex global market, a multi-disciplinary approach is essential.

Our real estate law department brings together the different skills necessary to plan, carry out and complete a real estate transaction:

  • Structuring of transactions
  • Legal due diligence
  • Acquisitions and disposals, assets and share deals
  • Set-up of funds and company structures, including joint ventures
  • Asset management (Property, Facility and Project management)
  • Collateral, personal guarantees, escrow agreements
  • Real estate leasing and business rentals
  • Administrative and planning law
  • Spatial and town planning and construction
  • Development, works contracts and construction
  • Environment
  • Finance and restructuring
  • Real estate litigation

Tax Department

We analyse emerging issues relating to real estate taxation, providing advice and assistance in the following areas:

  • Due diligence for acquisitions of real estate companies and assets
  • Acquisitions and subsequent de-listing of listed real estate companies
  • Tender-offers for acquisitions of private contributions closed-end listed real estate investment funds Establishment - via contribution of real estate portfolios - of closed-end real estate investment funds
  • Determining the tax liability of real estate trading companies, particularly with reference to:
  • Correct definition of taxable revenue and income depending on the type of real estate held
  • Problems relating to the deductibility of interest expense deriving from financing agreements for the acquisition of real estate
  • Application of regulations governing dummy companies (drafting and handling of requests for non-application).
  • VAT and direct tax advice in connection with real estate transfers
  • Optimisation of VAT cash flow, analysis of deductible VAT and VAT recovery planning (VAT refunds and related cash flow)
  • VAT audits for real estate companies