Private equity funds have shown a strong appetite for real estate investment in Hong Kong and Mainland China. As discussed in our last video, the trend does not seem to change as transaction growth continues to be fuelled by a low interest rate environment, a perception of real estate as a safe haven, and unexpectedly high returns. However, closing successful deals and achieving good yield still requires knowledge and strategy. To make smart deals, investors must carefully consider a region’s practices and legal landscapes.

Real estate partner Ricky Yiu has extensive experience advising clients in all stages of the real estate investment cycle in Asia. In this final video of our series, “A Legal Insider’s View of PERE”, Ricky discusses the challenges buyers face in Hong Kong and Mainland China, common types of limitation provisions and reasons to terminate a transaction.