“Green bonds” have seen a steady increase in recent years, with over $500 billion in green bonds issued in 2022. However, there is some debate over whether all ofContinue Reading EU Green Bonds: One Step Closer to a New Standard for Sustainable Bonds
Proposed revision of Dutch RETT scheme share deal for real estate acquisitions
The Dutch legislator is considering changing the Dutch RETT (real estate transfer tax) scheme regarding acquisitions of Dutch real estate via share deals. If this change is indeed implemented, then…Continue Reading Proposed revision of Dutch RETT scheme share deal for real estate acquisitions
New and Greener ROZ Template
The Dutch Real Estate Council of the Netherlands (ROZ) adopted a new template lease agreement for retail space leasing at the end of 2022, updating the 2012 version. Several aspects…Continue Reading New and Greener ROZ Template
FIDIC Golden Principles Under Dutch Law in 2023
FIDIC contracts are widely used in the international Real Estate Projects industry. Much like their national Dutch counterpart, the UAV/UAV-GC contracts, FIDIC contracts consist of General Conditions and Special Conditions…Continue Reading FIDIC Golden Principles Under Dutch Law in 2023
Provisional Closing Scheme: Beating the Dutch RETT Increase!
Per 1 January 2023, the Dutch RETT (real estate transfer tax) will increase from 8% to 10.4%. Transactions that close after 31 December 2022 will therefore be subject to a 2.4%…Continue Reading Provisional Closing Scheme: Beating the Dutch RETT Increase!
Improving Liquidity Through Real Estate Sale and Leaseback Transactions
In sale and leaseback transactions, companies sell their real estate to an investor and enter into a long-term lease with the new owner. …
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RE-STRUC: Tax Changes as of 2023
As of 1 January 2023, a set of tax changes will be implemented that may affect one’s Dutch tax position. In addition, changes starting in 2024 have also been announced.Continue Reading RE-STRUC: Tax Changes as of 2023
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Considerations for Real Estate Businesses in an Unpredictable Market
Unpredictable market conditions require innovative solutions to tackle business challenges. Although the real estate industry is fast-paced and global, it is a small world all the same. Due to the…Continue Reading Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Considerations for Real Estate Businesses in an Unpredictable Market
ESG Opportunities for Distressed Real Estate
According to recent studies, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) is a key value driver of real estate investments.
Both investors and lenders are increasing their focus on ESG, not…Continue Reading ESG Opportunities for Distressed Real Estate
The Only Constant Is Change: Use of ‘Anticipatory Contracting’ in Real Estate Restructuring Deals
In life (as in business), as Heraclitus said, “the only constant is change.” In today’s fast-paced economy, this axiom should be kept in mind during contract negotiations, especially in a…Continue Reading The Only Constant Is Change: Use of ‘Anticipatory Contracting’ in Real Estate Restructuring Deals