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Buying a Vineyard in France? Some Considerations...

13 March 2013
Mayer Brown JSM Legal Update

In the last few years there has been a marked increase in the number of wine-loving overseas investors seeking to purchase vineyards in France. This article serves as a primer on five issues that a would-be buyer should consider at the outset of such an acquisition:

  1. Who can (or would) purchase a French vineyard?
  2. Acquisition structure – purchase of real estate or purchase of shares?
  3. What tax considerations apply?
  4. What government approvals are required?
  5. Are there any other requirements for foreign buyers?

For inquiries related to this Legal Update, please contact Mark Stevens, Hannah Ha, Erwan Heurtel, Nicholas Cook, Guillaume KuperfilsJean-Pierre Lee or your usual contacts with our firm.

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