Building on the success of the previous editions of the Review, the fifth edition now extends to some 38 jurisdictions, and we are delighted to welcome new contributors from important jurisdictions around the world. Each contributor is a distinguished legal practitioner in his or her jurisdiction with an in-depth understanding of both his or her own domestic market and the wider global real estate market. Each chapter offers an essential guide to real estate practice in the relevant jurisdiction together with an invaluable focus on market activity, important legal and practical developments over the preceding 12 months and the outlook for 2016. Together, the chapters offer real estate practitioners and their clients an immediate and accessible overview of international real estate.
Real estate is a truly global industry and it is no longer possible to look at domestic markets in isolation. It has become essential to develop an understanding of the needs and expectations of overseas investors, and of how domestic markets are affected by legal, economic, political and social events and trends throughout the world. International economic and political instability continue to have a significant effect on the international real estate market and this is reflected in investors’ pursuit of value and security. The United Kingdom (and London in particular) continues to be seen as a safe haven for capital from around the world, and the outlook here remains buoyant in both the commercial and residential sectors.
John Nevin is a partner in the real estate group at Slaughter and May. He has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He has acted extensively on acquisitions and disposals of all types of property interests, on significant development projects and on major lettings. His clients include developers, livery companies, retailers, hotel and public house companies and banks. He is listed as a leading individual in the real estate section of Chambers UK 2016 and is also listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016.
The publisher acknowledges and thanks the following for their learned assistance throughout the preparation of this book: