Our team of real estate specialists includes experienced professionals from our Tax, Advisory, and Assurance business lines. We advise large and mid-sized real estate clients, investors, developers and finance providers about a range of financial and tax matters.
Main Industry Issues
- Real estate development in Slovakia has boomed over the last few years, but the economic crisis has significantly reduced the volume of real estate projects and deals.
- Distressed assets, in particular residential and commercial properties are in need of restructuring.
- International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are now compulsory for some companies.
- Careful planning can optimize the tax position for real estate projects.
- Cost control and strong project management are essential to maximize potential returns on real estate projects.
- Measures to optimise cash flow can reduce the impact of the global economic downturn.
- A strong focus on quality and compliance maximises financing and sale opportunities.
We can assist with
- Independent Business Review and financial restructuring
- Disposal of assets
- Buy-side due diligence (pre- and post-acquisition) and sell-side due diligence on real estate companies
- Pre- and post-acquisition project structuring for a cost-effective and tax-efficient structure
- Tax and related advice on real estate investments in Slovakia
- Advice on designing exit strategies – optimizing the commercial and tax position
- Cost reduction advice
- Advice on cash flow and working capital management
- VAT advice, including maximising VAT reclaim opportunities
- Financing advice to borrowers and lenders
- Managing tax, accounting, and legal aspects of international real estate projects
- Advice on inward investments, including establishing companies in Slovakia
- Financial and tax forecasts
- Dispute resolution with contractors, suppliers, and buyers and sellers or real estate
- Reviewing investment prospectuses, share purchase agreements, and other documents from a financial, tax and legal perspective
- Audit services
- Tax and accounting compliance services