About the Section
Film: Section Chair Nikolaus Pitkowitz presents this video introducing the Real Estate Section and its work (2m31s).
The Real Estate Section represents a vast knowledge pool and aims to assist all members in communicating and benefitting from that knowledge.
The Real Estate Section is the only truly international forum for lawyers interested in real estate law.
The recent globalisation of the real estate industry has fundamentally changed the Section’s focus.
While real estate assets are traditionally governed by national rules, real estate transactions have long ceased to be a purely national matter. Today, the ownership of properties is traded among investors around the globe. Increasing internationalisation of all aspects of real estate law has also changed the types of lawyers involved. Transactional specialists who often have a corporate law background have in many cases replaced traditional real estate lawyers.
In this evolving context, the Real Estate Section provides a unique and valuable forum for lawyers from different countries and different legal backgrounds to address all sorts of practical and legal issues, exchange views and meet during conferences.
In recognition of its remarkable invigoration, the Section has recently been officially awarded by the IBA Legal Practice Division.
Members of the Real Estate Section are encouraged to participate actively in the Section's work at its annual conferences, its annual open officers meetings, and, throughout the year, through special projects and through articles in the section's newsletter.
Involvement with the Real Estate Section provides an excellent opportunity not only to exchange views on real estate related matters but also to make useful contacts with real estate lawyers from all over the world.