4th Asia-based International Financial Law Conference

29 Mar - 31 Mar 2023

Session information

Session four: Changing REITs markets


Real estate investment trust (REIT) markets have been rapidly evolving in Asia and the world. The rise in M&A activity has been a notable trend in various REIT markets, as REITs seek to achieve greater scale. M&A activism has also generated ripples in the REIT space. In the infrastructure sector, the ‘One Belt, One Road’ project is expected to stimulate an explosion in demand for infrastructure investment and financing. As Asian REITs and infrastructure funds continue to develop, what can they learn from more mature REIT regimes in the United States and Australia? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead for REIT markets around the world?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Jerry Koh Allen & Gledhill, Singapore, Singapore; Member, Securities Law Committee Advisory Board


Judit Budai Szecskay Attorneys at Law, Budapest, Hungary; Co-Chair, Securities Law Committee
Taro Fujikawa SMBC Nikko Securities Inc, Tokyo, Japan
Seat Moey Eng DBS Bank, Singapore, Singapore
Jan Peeters Stibbe, Brussels, Belgium; Conference Quality Officer, Securities Law Committee
Susumu Tanizawa Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo, Japan
Sammuel Xiyong Zhao JunHe LLP, Beijing, China

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