Real Estate and Construction

Disputes in Real Estate

1. Introduction The Swiss real estate market is very important for the Swiss economy. A 2014 study by the Federal Office for Spatial Development summed up all real estate activities (from construction to real estate lawyers to portfolio managers to cement mixers) and concluded that the Swiss real estate market contributes about 18 percent to… Read More

Where Are Private Equity and Real Estate Funds Being Domiciled? What’s Changing?

The world we live in is constantly changing. It feels as if new regulation is appearing almost every day. With over 400 funds under administration, Augentius, the specialist Private Equity and Real Estate fund administrator, put together a panel to discuss what changes they are currently seeing in the market, if any, and what we… Read More

The Spanish Reits: A Valuable Instrument for Spanish and International Investors to Take Advantage of the Recovery of the Spanish Real Estate Market

1. The Socimi Regime SOCIMIs (Sociedad Anónima Cotizada de Inversión en el Mercado Inmobiliario) are Spanish collective real estate investment vehicles that enjoy a privileged tax regime, provided that certain legislative requirements are met. The law governing SOCIMIs (the “SOCIMI Law”) was passed in 2009 but created a more restrictive and unattractive legal and tax… Read More

Strategic Development Zones - A look at Dublin Docklands

In Ireland, Strategic Development Zones (SDZs) are designated by the Government pursuant to Section 166 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. The advantages of a Strategic Development Zone designation is that special planning and development rules pertain in an SDZ. Essentially the rules make it simpler and faster to obtain planning permission for a… Read More

Good Night Contractors - Sanislo v Give the Kids

Goodnight Contractors[1]: A brief analysis of the Florida Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding the required language of exculpatory clauses and its effect on the construction industry By: David Salazar & Craig Distel As construction lawyers, we endeavor to keep our clients abreast of legal developments that affect our industry. On February 12, 2015, The Florida… Read More

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