Real Estate

RUSSIAN UPDATE: COVID-19: legal risks and recommendations for businesses

CONTRACTS / FORCE MAJEURE Is the COVID-19 pandemic (“Pandemic”) a force majeure event? A party may be excused for non-performance under a contract if the non-performance is a direct and immediate result of an event which constitutes an act of God or force majeure.  Decrees by the Moscow mayor and regulations issued by heads of … Continued

This article was authored by the COVID-19 Task Force at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Moscow)

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SINGAPOREAN UPDATE – Key Trends for 2020

*This article was originally distributed on January 23, 2020 Dear Clients and Friends, 新年快乐! We wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous year ahead! We ring in 2020 on a more positive note than where we started 2019. In the past year, a slowdown in manufacturing has weighed on economic growth both globally and in … Continued

Editors’ Note: This article was authored by Jerry Koh (Joint Managing Partner) at Allen & Gledhill LLP.

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SPANISH UPDATE – New Opportunities For Foreign Investors In The Real Estate Sector

Highlights The newly-created Spanish “bad bank” (SAREB) has been transferred a EUR 50.8 billion pool of loans and real estate assets from Spanish credit entities that were totally or partially nationalized, as well as the legal mandate to liquidate the entire portfolio in 15 years. A legal framework has been enacted to facilitate the divestment … Continued

Editors’ Note: This paper was contributed by Juan Miguel Goenechea, a partner at Uría Menéndez in Madrid and a member of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable.  As one of Spain’s leading M&A experts, Mr. Goenechea has broad expertise in corporate, banking, finance and securities transactions at the top end of the market. This paper was authored by Uría Menéndez senior associates Pedro Ravina and Diego Montoya.

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GLOBAL UPDATE – Global Capital Confidence Barometer: Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction

Executive Summary: The Global Capital Confidence Barometer is a regular survey of senior executives from large companies around the world, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of Ernst & Young. This snapshot of findings gauges corporate confidence in the economic outlook, and identifies boardroom trends and practices in the way companies manage their capital … Continued

Editors’ Note:  Franny Yao (Yao Fang), who contributed this article, is a Partner & Leader at Ernst & Young in Beijing, responsible for Key Accounts and Government Relations in China. She is a founding director of XBMA and has broad expertise in cross-border M&A, representing major Chinese companies in their global expansion and other strategic drives. This report was produced by Ernst & Young’s Real Estate, Hospitality and Construction practice group.

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CHINESE UPDATE – Pilot Policy for Building & Leasing Residential Properties on Rural Land

Highlights:  To address issues of sufficient protection for farmers’ property rights, tensions and conflicts arising from land rights, and monopolies on land supply that cause systematic corruption, China’s Ministry of Land and Resources (MLR) approved Beijing and Shanghai to start a pilot program on building and leasing residential properties on rural land. The pilot policy … Continued

Editors’ Note:  Contributed by Adam Li (Li Qi) and Fang He, partners at Jun He and members of XBMA’s Legal Roundtable.  Mr. Li has broad experience in international M&A, capital market and international financial transactions.  Ms. He is very experienced in M&A, outbound investment, foreign direct investment, private equity and intellectual property. Authored by Ms. Yue Tang of Jun He Law Offices.  Ms. Tang, a partner at Jun He, has more than 17 years of experience practicing PRC law, specializing in real estate, foreign direct investment and M&A.

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XBMA – Quarterly Review for Q1 2011

The attached slides summarize trends in cross-border M&A and strategic investment activity throughout the first quarter of 2011.   Highlights: Global M&A volume for Q1 2011 was US$671.8 billion, up 29.5% as compared to Q1 2010. Cross-border transactions have rebounded substantially from 2009: 38% of Q1 2011 global M&A was cross-border — up slightly from … Continued

Editor's Note: This is an example of the type of post and content the XBMA Forum seeks to showcase.

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