By Lodovico Comploj, Pichler Dejori Comploj Partner
In order to promote equity instead of debt financing, the Italian government introduced a tax allowance in 2011 which, although applicable without any sector restrictions, deeply affected the Italian real estate sector.
By Lodovico Comploj, Pichler Dejori Comploj Partner
By Edward G. Kluiters, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requires surveys on U.S. direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in the United States. The term investment includes the ownership of real estate. The BEA uses these surveys to produce statistics concerning international transactions and direct investment positions, activities of multinational enterprises, and new foreign direct investment in the United States.
By Dr. Angelika Baumhof & Christian Pflaeger, Jakoby Dr Baumhof
Estate operators often conclude long-term rental contracts, which easily can exceed 30 years, to build wind farms or golf courses. Risks under German law are often overlooked. How can this be avoided?
By Steve McCrindle, Haines Watts
Oligarchs may be able to ignore EU VAT charges when buying real estate property, but who else can?
By Naomi Lawton, Memery Crystal LLP
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By Pierre-Olivier Martinez, LMBE Avocats
In accordance with a French Supreme Court decision, a real estate security granted by a real estate civil company to guarantee the reimbursement of the debt of one of its shareholders is not valid if it is contrary to the company’s corporate interest (Cour de Cassation, 8-11-2011), i.e. if:
- granting the security is likely to endanger the existence of the company if the guaranteed debt is not paid, and no related benefit is provided to the company
- even if such a guarantee is in line with the company’s corporate purposes of its articles of association.
By Dr. Beáta Szegi, Kovács Réti Szegheõ Attorneys at Law
Property prices have risen over the past year, with the 2014 increase being the first significant rise since 2008. The national house price index rose by 6.68 per cent (7.42 per cent inflation-adjusted) during 2014, according to the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH). House prices in Budapest superseded the national index, increasing by 6.88 per cent (7.63 per cent inflation-adjusted), although prices remain well below their pre-crisis peak.
By Paul Gambles, MBMG Group
With its year-round summer climate, friendly people and a relatively low cost of living, Thailand has become a soughtafter place to live. Despite increased supply, average condominium prices have gone up by over 50 per cent since 2009.1 Yet, at an average of around USD 3,500 per m2 (about EUR 3,200) for a city-centre apartment, Bangkok still represents relatively good value (see chart).2
By Yuling Zheng, Shimin Law
On August 19, 2015, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, the People’s Bank of China, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange jointly released the Amendments to Policies Concerning Access by and Administration of Foreign Investment in the Real Estate Market (Jian Fang  No.122, the “New Policies”). The New Policies have modified the former Opinions for Regulating the Access by and Administration on Foreign Investment in the Real Estate Market (Jian Zhu Fang  No.171, the “Former Policies”) to relax the restrictions on foreign investment in the Chinese real estate market.
By M. Yolanda Pereira Z. & Antonio Villa Berkemeyer, Berkemeyer Attorneys & Counselors
Paraguay has excellent land for agriculture, forestry and cattle rearing at relatively lower prices in comparison with neighbouring countries. This has attracted many investors. The acquisition of land is open to foreigners except for the restriction that the border security law imposes on nationals or companies from neighboring countries, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil. It prohibits ownership of land within fifty kilometers of the border. The restriction may be waived by decree on public interest grounds.
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