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International guide to contaminated land 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt
  • October 21 2015

There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have

Real estate acquisitions in Japan
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • September 16 2015

Japanese real estate is becoming a more attractive market for international investors. There are a number of different investment structures for

The amendment to the Real Estate Syndication Act and its impact on real estate securitization transactions in Japan
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Japan
  • April 2 2014

This alert gives a general overview of the 2013 amendment to the Real Estate Syndication Act (aka Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act) (Law No

Japanese homebuilder eyes big investment in U.S. rental housing market
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • March 7 2014

Earlier this week, Japan's biggest homebuilder by market value, Daiwa House Industry Co., announced its plan to invest 150 billion ($1.5

Amendment to Japanese Real Estate Joint Enterprise Actwill it benefit overseas investors? Yes, it will
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 22 2014

An amendment to the Joint Enterprise Act,1 which was enacted on June 17, 2013, has taken effect as from December 20, 2013. Under the amendment, if a

Amendment to the Japanese Real Estate Joint Enterprise Act: will it benefit overseas investors?
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • July 24 2013

The TMK scheme and the GKTK scheme are typically used by overseas investors as tax-efficient schemes for real estate investment in Japan. Of such

J-REIT deregulation opportunities for players in non-Japanese real estate markets
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Japan
  • July 5 2013

To date, J-REITs have been focusing on Japanese real estate markets for various reasons but this approach may be changing. J-REITs are expected to

Recent developments in Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Japan
  • June 17 2011

In April this year, the environment ministry issued a report on the impact of recent amendments to the Japanese Soil Contamination Law (the Law

Personal dwelling losses top $2 billion in Japan
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Japan
  • June 9 2011

A recent Business Insurance article reported that Japanese insurers have paid almost $2.27 billion to cover approximately 125,000 claims associated with earthquake damage to personal dwellings stemming from the March 11 tsunami and earthquake that devastated Japan

Applicable federal rates and housing tax credit applicable percentages for August 2010
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan, USA
  • July 26 2010

The US Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) issues a revenue ruling each month with interest rates