Real Estate Finance
Confidence is returning to both lenders and borrowers in Europe's real estate markets, despite the ever-increasing regulatory burden market participants are having to accommodate.
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Summaries of our 2018 London REF and German REF Conferences; including the results of LMA REF Survey; briefing of September's Intercreditor Agreements webinar; recent legal & regulatory news and the latest briefings and submissions.
This briefing by Simmons & Simmons considers the impact of new UK legislation on the tax treatment of capital gains made on direct and indirect disposals of UK real estate. The proposals represent significant changes to the UK tax liability of non-residents holding UK property, regardless of the structure through which UK property may be held.
Overseas entities owning UK property will be required to reveal their beneficial owners on a new public register
has been confirmed that the Government intends to introduce a register of beneficial
owners of overseas entities which own land in the UK by 2021. Registration
requirements will involve adding a restriction to the registered title of
property owned by an overseas entity and preventing any transactions that have
not complied with the regime. Click the arrow below to read more.
We have produced a mezzanine mark-up of a senior facility agreement, for use on REF investment transactions which anticipate both a senior and mezzanine loan being advanced.
In addition, we have also published a separate, additional, senior REF investment facility agreement template (with an accompanying PDF to show how it differs from the original LMA REF investment facility agreement). The mezzanine mark-up contained in the guide is then a mark-up of the clean senior facility agreement.
It is hoped that the production of these documents will make the suite of REF documents for a senior/mezzanine transaction more user friendly.
Finally, we have amended the REF financial covenants cure rider to take account of the fact that mezzanine lenders may be given the right to cure senior financial covenant breaches by way of a mezzanine loan.