ULI Europe Webinar: Legal Issues Arising from COVID-19 Crisis for Real Estate


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST




Late Pricing Begins April 9 Members Non-Members
Private FREE €25.00

Register now for this CPD accredited ULI Europe webinar, which is part of the ULI Europe Digital Programme.

Please note that this webinar will take place at 12:30pm BST (British Summer Time) / 1:30pm CEST (Central European Summer Time).

For those dialling in from other regions, please note that the webinar will take place at 7:30am EDT (Eastern Daily Time) / 8:30pm HKT (Hong Kong Time) / 9:30pm AEST (Australia Eastern Standard Time). By registering in advance, you will automatically receive a recording of the webinar after it has concluded.

Webinar Summary:

With the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across Europe have announced support programmes and measures to relieve those hit hardest. At the same time, legal issues arising for real estate are numerous. Taking stock six weeks after the outbreak was declared a pandemic, this ULI webinar will look into issues related to lettings and loans due to the coronavirus crisis, providing a comparative overview across a number of key European jurisdictions. Legal experts from different European countries will provide a rough outline of the respective national government support programmes, will clarify where we stand on lettings and loans in the main jurisdictions and will also respond to audience questions. The webinar will focus on the major markets Germany, United Kingdom and France covered by lawyers from the renowned law firms Greenberg Traurig and Linklaters. Legal experts from other countries will be available to respond to questions regarding Poland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, and Austria.

CPD Accredited

This webinar is CPD accredited. Regardless of industry or sector, most people are now required to undertake CPD (Continuous Professional Development). The updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes, maintaining professional competence and ensuring that qualifications do not become obsolete. Anyone who is a member of a professional body or institution is automatically expected to do CPD as a requirement of individual membership. In addition, most employers now require all their employees to undertake CPD regardless of role or responsibility. This webinar counts towards 1 hour of training and after completing the webinar you can request your ‘Certificate of Attendance’ directly through the CPD Certification Service.

Confirmed Speakers

Carol Hopper, Shareholder, London Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig

Carol Hopper advises funds, investors, bank and non-bank lenders, and corporate clients on a wide array of domestic and international real estate transactions. She acts for investors at all levels of the capital stack and across the full risk spectrum. Carol has over 30 years of experience working on real estate deals in a wide range of sub-sectors, including office, retail, industrial, residential, hotel/ leisure, education, infrastructure/energy (particularly energy-from-waste and windfarms), and public/private finance transactions.

Françoise Maigrot, Partner, Linklaters

Françoise is head of Linklaters’ real estate practice in Paris and one of the leading real estate practitioners on the French market. She has a long-standing expertise in real estate transactions and specialises in French real estate and construction law, as well as environmental and planning law and has particular expertise in complex transactions which require joint real estate, corporate, financial and tax input.

She acts for French and many high-profile international clients in all areas of mainstream domestic and cross-border transactions including investors, end users and developers. Her activities include pure investment work and the development and letting of operational space for users. She also has experience in creating international property funds, on the acquisition of large portfolios, dealing with SIIC and OPCI and also in real estate financing.

Christian Schede, Managing Shareholder and Chair Real Estate Sector Group Germany, Greenberg Traurig Christian Schede is Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig Germany and chairs the firm’s German Real Estate Sector Group. He focuses on complex M&A transactions in real estate, infrastructure and related financings as well as project developments. Christian's experience covers all real estate asset classes as well as energy and logistic projects. His expertise includes advising on joint ventures, management platforms, and restructuring of property investments. The broad spectrum of his clients comprises of major national and international real estate companies and private equity funds, large institutional investors, financiers, and developers as well as asset, facility and property management firms. Being a member of the ULI Europe Executive Committee, Christian is recognized by several legal directories as a leading lawyer in his field. The leading German publisher JUVE ranks Christian among the top 10 senior lawyers in Germany recommending him as "a true real estate man, passionately committed to the interests of his clients" (JUVE, 2019). Clients appreciate him as a "pleasant person who is very experienced and has profound and all-embracing knowledge" (Chambers & Partners, 2019). They value his "outstanding personality and broad expertise” (Legal 500, 2019).

Legal Experts

  • Federico Barbàra, Shareholder, Milan Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Italy)
  • Juan Barona, Partner, Linklaters (Spain)
  • Jan Kees Brandse, Shareholder, Amsterdam Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Netherlands)
  • Adolfo Guerrero, Real Estate Partner, Linklaters (Spain)
  • Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, Shareholder, Warsaw Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Poland)
  • Yves Moreau, Real Estate Partner, Linklaters (Belgium)

Registration Details:

Fee: Complimentary for ULI Members | €25 for Non Members*
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