Michael Lunjevich

Bernat Mullerat

Real Estate Section

The Real Estate Section represents a vast knowledge pool and aims to assist all members in communicating and benefitting from that knowledge.

About the Section

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.

All officers in the IBA Real Estate Section continue working together to prepare interesting conferences with a focus on international real estate matters. We all enjoy meeting at the IBA conferences. For the time being the conferences are digital, but we hope the conferences will be in-person very soon. If you would like to join our strong network of well esteemed real estate lawyers, and/or If you have ideas for relevant topics or keynote speakers who could contribute with knowledge sharing about legal matters on real estate topics, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Real Estate M&As and change of control clauses in lease contracts

The article addresses which matters to pay attention to in due diligences regarding change of control clauses in commercial leases where the target company is a tenant.

Released on Aug 24, 2021

Draft data centre policy of India 2020: an overview

Although there has been a phenomenal growth in the data centre sector in India with the advent of many local and foreign players, the sector is still at its nascent stage and suffers from few impediments. The Indian government has released the Draft Data Centre Policy 2020 which aims to counterpoise these challenges, and many states have introduced or are in the process of introducing their own data centre policies as well.

Released on Aug 24, 2021

Contracts as the ‘make or break’: delays of construction projects

Current raw material shortages are affecting costs and the timing of construction projects. The key to managing these issues are contractual provisions, which this article discusses.

Released on Aug 24, 2021

Changes to a centuries-old tax applicable to certain real estate in Brazil

This article discusses changes to ‘marine land’ taxes in Brazil, which may provide an opportunity to private owners for savings in future taxes as well as a possible increase in the value of these types of properties.

Released on Aug 13, 2021

Projects and Reports

Start a new project!

Is there a particular topic that you are interested in and would like to collaborate on with experts from around the world? Then propose your project to the committee officers.

Subcommittees and other groups

The Real Estate Section also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Commercial Real Estate Subcommittee
  • Real Estate Section Advisory Board
  • Servicing Industry Subcommittee