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Foreign Investment and Real Estate

The Foreign Investment and Real Estate practice includes a wide scope of the necessary legal work to successfully execute and carry out foreign investment transactions in Spain.

Our professionals hold a strong international profile, commitment and specialization. They have developed a solid expertise advising in multijurisdictional operations, which allow us to offer a bespoke advice to the foreign investors entering the Spanish market.

Our firm delivers tailor made legal advice to some of the most relevant players in the real estate sector: we have settled several international real estate funds and investment structures in Spain; we advise family offices, public institutions and high end private individuals with interests in the sector. We offer to our Clients, international and local, a full range of legal services covering all aspects of their real estate transactions. Our practice includes the required legal advice for the acquisitions and sale of all kind of real estate assets (residential buildings, commercial shopping centres, retail properties, hotels, leisure and tourism centres, and all kind of real estate transactions: i.e. acquisitions, sale, acquisition and management of buildings under construction, in addition to the refurbishment of real estate portfolios for later sale, maximization of their value or sale-and- lease-back transactions. We cover all urban development and environment matters, as well.

The scope of our legal services covers the real estate developments of our Clients, its plan zoning and its construction related works. We negotiate with the public authorities the granting of licenses and related permits. Our advice includes the design of the necessary legal, tax and financial structures for their real estate projects. We have experience drafting agreements and counselling real estate agencies in relation with all contracting documents, their compliance with the regulation in the sector, and related matters.

The current foreign investment increase together with the strong growth of the number of real estate transactions in Spain has positioned our advice as a key added value for the transactions of our Clients. We create innovative structures with tax and corporate relevant positive implications.

We have lead the expansion abroad of several companies in fields like Infrastructures, Energy, Hostelry in some jurisdictions where the professionals of the firm have been acting since more than a decade. Our advice includes the necessary legal and tax advice to design and settle the vehicle to execute and develope, together with a local partner if applicable, the project of reference. Whether if it is a public tender under the frame of an international financial institution; i.e. EBRD, World Bank, IEB, or under the operational programme of the EU, a public private partnership agreement, or a private transaction.