Regeneration and Property Tax Workshop


Overcoming barriers to regeneration

Wednesday 9 September 2015, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Browne Jacobson, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Browne Jacobson’s offices in Birmingham)

Presented by Browne Jacobson and Sharpe Pritchard

Seminar overview

The seminar will focus on a complex case study project. We will run through some significant issues from heads of terms stage, through to thinking about sources of project funding and commercial drivers to get a scheme up and running, planning considerations and taxation issues.

In particular we will consider:

  • key considerations for public bodies that should be addressed in the heads of terms, including likely concerns of any private sector partner;
  • possible structures (joint ventures, collaboration agreements and SPVs, including the main tax implications of these, such as SDLT, VAT, corporation tax, and to the extent relevant, capital allowances);
  • available project funding (including looking at what is available from the HCA, LEPs and other housing, infrastructure and regeneration funds);
  • using compulsory purchase and appropriation powers to overcome land ownership and title issues that might otherwise prevent or hinder development

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to approach a complex project
  • SDLT
  • Capital Allowances
  • VAT
  • CPO
  • Appropriation

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Dominic Swift, Browne Jacobson is a Partner and the head of public sector and property. He specialises in commercial property and property development law advising on all aspects of development transactions. Dominic is a key member of the public sector team managing a large number of large scale complex property projects. He has particular expertise in advising on procurement in the context of land transactions.

Andrew Noble, Browne Jacobson is a Partner and head of the tax department, and is dual qualified as a solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser.He specialises in corporate, employment and real estate tax issues, covering both direct and indirect taxes, on a structural and transactional support basis. He advises a wide range of clients including private and listed companies, property developers and investors, and various public sector bodies (including local authorities and schools).

Rebecca Toates Browne Jacobson is an Associate in the development and housing team specialising in acting for public bodies, developers and investors on matters including commercial, residential and mixed-use development, land assembly, regeneration schemes and investment sales, purchases and refinancing.

Aidan Dickinson, Senior Solicitor at Sharpe Pritchard specialises in urban and housing regeneration projects with particular experience in compulsory purchase and site assembly for large scale developments.

Aidan advises on the property aspects of local authority housing estate renewal and redevelopment projects and has acted on a large number of town centre regeneration schemes. His core specialisation is as a real estate lawyer and he has substantial experience in all commercial freehold and leasehold transactions including pre-emption agreements, options and overage agreements, social housing disposals, and development agreements.

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.