Rise of REITs

With increased urbanisation and a booming real estate industry, the REITs industry has grown in importance across South-east Asia, with Singapore as an early mover in the region. REIT transactions have grown in number, and have also become ever more complex, often involving novel and nuanced issues in relation to property, trusts and finance law, as well as cross-border considerations.

Pioneer and market leader

Our Real Estate Investment Trusts Practice is widely recognised as a pioneer and market leader in the REITs and business trust space. Having handled the most notable transactions and listings in this market, our team has built a formidable track record of truly ground-breaking work.

We cover every aspect of capital market and financing arrangements in the REITs and business trust space, and our lawyers have acted and advised in almost all IPOs, introductions, listings, secondary offerings and medium term note/convertible bond issues by Singapore REITs and property business trusts. Our team also advises on subsequent M&A and funding activities and is able to draw expertise from our many specialists in diverse areas of law, including tax, intellectual property, trusts and equity, to address the numerous legal issues that may arise with structures and transactions involving REITs and other business trusts.

Working with the best

Our clients include conglomerates, multinational corporations, financial institutions and global property funds. We are pleased to work with the most influential players in the REITs and business trusts environment. We are often consulted by regulators, industry bodies and leading players about forthcoming changes or enhancements to the relevant legislative or regulatory regime, and are privileged to have the opportunity to provide feedback and make an impact based on our experience and long history of advising in this area.

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