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Property development agreements - Legal and tax structuring issues paper


This paper covers:

  • what are PDA's
  • in what circumstances are PDA's typically used?
  • how do PDA structures typically look?
  • what commercial reasons drive the use of PDA's?
  • what revenue reasons drive the use of PDA's?
  • what are the downsides in using PDA's?
  • what vehicles typically appear in PDA structures and why?
  • what are the security issues in a PDA structure?
  • what are the key elements of the document?
  • is their flexibility around developer fee methodology?
  • is a management committee essential?
  • should there be a power of attorney?
  • emerging trends.

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Michael Taylor-Sands FTI
Michael is a Partner with Maddocks. He joined the Revenue Group of Maddocks in 2005 having previously been a Senior Associate at Baker & McKenzie. Michael has considerable experience in consulting on income tax and state tax issues to a wide range of corporate and non-corporate clients. He has advised large multi-national and Australian corporate groups in the manufacturing, property development/investment and gaming/casino industries. Current at 15 April 2011 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Michael TAYLOR-SANDS.

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