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Real Estate

March 09 2018
Martin Foerster Supreme Court: no change of control despite departure of majority shareholder

Austria - Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Supreme Court recently considered whether a landlord can increase the rent if the majority shareholder of a partnership dies and his or her shares are distributed equally among the remaining partners, none of whom holds a majority in the partnership. In the decision, the Supreme Court offered an insight into how to assess the change of control in a company that is not a corporation.

Author: Martin Foerster
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Craig Becker Ballot initiative seeks to eliminate Proposal 13 for commercial and industrial real estate

USA - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

A new initiative seeks to put two significant changes to California's property tax system before voters in November 2018: the elimination of Proposition 13 protection for commercial and industrial properties in favour of reassessment at least every three years and the addition of a tangible personal property tax exemption for all taxpayers and a full tangible personal property tax exemption for taxpayers with less than 50 California employees.

Authors: Craig Becker, Breann Robowski
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Recent updates

Stephen Miller Three yearly returns for LBTT leases – are you ready to review?

United Kingdom - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Authors: Stephen Miller, Douglas Sinclair, Ann Stewart
Charles Savva Pitfalls to avoid when buying property in Cyprus

Cyprus - Savva & Associates Ltd

Author: Charles Savva
Benjamin Paine Constitutional Court sets out new standard for purchase of real estate in Georgia

Georgia - Paine Stevens LLC

Authors: Benjamin Paine, Mary Kopaleishvili

Upcoming events

ABA Section of International Law 2018 Annual Conference

April 17-21 – New York City

We look forward to welcoming you in New York for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law’s 2018 Annual Conference, to be held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The theme of the conference is “At the Crossroads: The Fusion of Private and Public International Law”. This multi-day event will provide a one-stop shop where you can get your Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, partake in exceptional networking opportunities with expert professionals and listen to keynote addresses from our outstanding luncheon speakers. The conference will kick off on Tuesday, April 17 with a day of skills programmes. Our reception venues include The Rainbow Room and Bryant Park Grill. The Annual Conference is a ‘must-attend’ meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues. The Annual Conference is a “must-attend” meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.

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IBA - Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference

March 14-16 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico

The Biennial IBA Latin American Regional Forum Conference has become the ideal opportunity for all lawyers, professionals and investors to keep up-to-date with significant developments in the region. As Latin America continues to develop as one of the world's most important emerging markets, conference delegates will examine current developments and discuss how the region will tackle challenges facing both Latin America and elsewhere.

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