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REIT Conference 5-6 February 2007

We recently hosted a 2 day Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) conference for clients on 5-6 February 2007. 

Speakers from international advisory firms were invited to discuss the impacts of REIT structures in their respective jurisdictions.  A copy of their presentations is below.


1. REITs always make sense (except when they don't) - Bruce Gelman, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, USA 

2. General EU structuring issues - Bart Rubbens, Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands

3. German property structures - Dr Klaus Sieker, Flick Gocke Schaumburg, Germany

4. To REIT or not to REIT - Sandy Bhogal, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, UK

5. Luxembourg - why is it still the flavour of the month - Teun Akkerman, Loyens Winandy, Luxembourg

6. REITs in Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong compared - Pieter de Ridder, Loyens & Loeff, Singapore

7. Tax consequences of cross border investment in Japanese real estate - Patrick van Oppen, Loyens & Loeff, Japan

8. Opportunities & Challenges for overseas investors investing in the Chinese real estate market - David Liu, Bryan Cave LLP, China

    Investment structure for and Chinese tax implications of investing in the Chinese real estate market - David Liu, Bryan Cave LLP, China

9. Tax implications of buying property in New Zealand - Richard Scoular, Russell McVeagh, New Zealand

10. Chris Hood, Australian Taxation Office, Australia - presentation not available


For a brief profile on the speakers and the agenda from the Conference, click here.


For further information about the conference or speakers, please contact Simon Clark on 02 9225 5957.