International growth for real estate comes with complex tax rules

Despite the economic turmoil of recent years, the real estate sector continues to attract capital, with governments across the globe seeking to boost growth and productivity in the sector. Alongside this comes an ever increasing number of complex tax rules and regimes to navigate.

Efficient solutions

Osborne Clarke's Real Estate Tax team has expertise across all our European jurisdictions and acts for a range of clients including investment funds, banks, landowners, developers and occupiers. With work including: international tax structuring advice on financing of transactions, fund formation, project structures, joint ventures, partnerships and collaboration agreements, transactional support on real estate and corporate acquisitions and disposals, VAT (and its equivalent in other jurisdictions), and land transfer taxes advice and planning.

The Real Estate Tax team combines technical expertise and strong sector knowledge, providing commercially led advice and structuring solutions. Our experience ensures that the team provides tax solutions within the commercial context of the matter and spot and address issues early on, working as an integrated team with sector colleagues in services across Osborne Clarke particularly in Real Estate, Infrastructure services, Funds and Corporate.

In addition to the commercial real estate sector the residential sector is blossoming and presents opportunities for investors across the globe. Osborne Clarke's Real Estate Tax team has a particular strength and wealth of experience, advising on structures and transactions involving property within the residential sector including build to rent, build to sell, student accommodation, affordable housing and care homes.

Osborne Clarke's Real Estate Tax combines technical expertise and strong sector knowledge, providing commercially led advice and structuring solutions within the Real Estate and Infrastructure sector."


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