I am delighted to introduce the eighth edition of The Real Estate Law Review. The continued
success of the Review confirms its relevance to real estate practitioners and their clients. Real
estate is increasingly viewed on a global basis and readers can only benefit from a general
understanding of how individual jurisdictions operate within the global real estate market.
This edition extends to 31 jurisdictions, and we are delighted to welcome new
contributions from distinguished practitioners from around the world. I am very grateful to
all contributors for their hard work and essential role in compiling this eighth edition. Each
chapter provides an invaluable insight into key legal issues and market trends in the author’s
jurisdiction and, together, they offer an up-to-date synopsis of the global real estate market.
The Review seeks to identify distinctions in practice between the different jurisdictions
by highlighting particular local issues. We believe that this offers investors and occupiers and
their professional advisers an invaluable guide to real estate investment outside their own
domestic market. Overseas investors are increasingly prepared to look beyond traditional
markets and sectors to exploit international opportunities as and when they arise. Often,
investors need to act quickly, and we hope that the Review provides an advantageous starting
point to understanding cross-border transactions in the light of the reader’s own domestic
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