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Ogier provides practical advice on BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Irish, Jersey and Luxembourg law through our global network of offices across the Asian, Caribbean and European timezones. Ogier is the only firm to advise on this unique combination of laws.

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Real Estate Structuring, Acquisitions and Disposals

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Stability and expertise are key elements in Jersey and Guernsey's proposition. The Channel Islands' tax regime, proximity to the financial markets of Europe and sophisticated banking and professional infrastructures have contributed to their success as a base in which to establish long-term, real estate holding structures.

The types of Jersey vehicles we typically see used for property holding structures are Jersey property unit trusts (JPUTs), limited partnerships and companies. Advantages for those using Jersey vehicles include the ability to sell interests in the real estate holding structure, free of stamp duty or stamp duty land tax charges (SDLT). A well-structured acquisition can reap rewards several years down the line on an exit, with SDLT savings being a great attraction to potential bidders.

Our real estate lawyers work closely with our Ogier Global Real Estate Services team, providing clients with a full range of legal and administrative real estate services. 

Legal services
  • The establishment, structuring and regulation of a wide variety of real estate investment structures including companies, limited partnership and unit trusts
  • Multi-party, joint venture and single investor structures
  • The sale and acquisition of real estate investment structures and vehicles
  • Development projects (including innovative costs funding mechanisms)
  • On-going legal services to real estate investment structures
Real estate administration

Ogier Global's real estate administration team has specialists based in Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Singapore and the United Kingdom, who are able to provide the following services:

  • creation and management of ownership structures
  • managing the real estate aspects of corporate transactions
  • identifying and recording real estate holdings
  • arranging and structuring appropriate finance
  • coordinating the review and execution of property specific contracts
  • coordinating the submission of real estate specific tax filings i.e. VAT and CIS returns
  • supplier payment runs
  • monitoring and oversight of business plans
  • debt covenant reporting
  • working with appointed real estate advisors to deliver strategic goals

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