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This seminar will address the dynamic relationship between tax regulations, real estate practices, and the growing importance of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations.

With a focus on sustainability, the seminar will explore the impact of tax policies on ESG initiatives within the real estate sector and highlight strategies for aligning financial goals with sustainable development objectives. Attendees will gain valuable insights into tax incentives for environmentally-friendly real estate projects, the taxation of green investments, and the role of ESG reporting and disclosure in tax compliance.

Engaging discussions, case studies, and practical examples will provide participants with actionable knowledge to navigate the evolving landscape of ESG tax regulations and promote responsible real estate practices.

Join us to discover how the intersection of tax, real estate, and ESG can drive positive change and contribute to building a more sustainable future.

AIJA Commissions involved
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law


Building a Sustainable future: Exploring the intersection of tax and real estate



address: Eschenheimer Tor 2, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Address: Opernplatz 16, 60313 Frankfurt Am Main
09:00 - 09:30

09:30 - 10:45

This panel will address tax and real estate law considerations for planning and implementing sustainable projects, such as renewable energy projects. It will discuss the impact of tax and real estate law on these projects and how tax and real estate law can promote the growth of these projects.

  • Michael Engel, GvW Graf von Westphalen, Germany
  • Christoph Allmendinger, Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz, Germany
  • Anna Piaget, ECHO SA, Switzerland
  • Dafni Sachinoglou, K&M Law Firm, Greece
  • Natalia Łabęda, Sołtysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak (SKS), Poland
  • Tilda Hall, Vinge, Sweden
10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:45

This panel will focus on unraveling the intricate tax considerations in real estate transactions. We will explore the choices between share deals and asset deals, and discover which approaches maximize tax and other efficiencies while advancing ESG initiatives.

  • Inga Rau, KLEINER, Germany
  • Peter von Burg, burckhardt AG, Switzerland
  • Bernd Tiebout, Sansen International Tax Lawyers, Belgium
  • Lucia Patrizzi, avocado Rechtsanwälte, Germany
  • Katarzyna Sulimierska, Schoenherr Poland, Poland
  • Peter Moldt Mortensen, Accura, Denmark
  • Andreu Bové Boyd, Bové Montero y Asociados, Spain
12:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00

This panel will discuss practical challenges and different approaches for efficent and sustainable real estate investments via funds, with a focus on specific structures and investments through Art. 8, 9 Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) funds.

  • Yves Philippart de Foy, Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg
  • Isabella Kartila, Hannes Snellman, Finland
  • Wouter Strypsteen, Cazimir, Belgium
  • Marco Masi, Foglia & Parnters, Italy
  • Jorge Lopez Lopez, Sánchez Devanny, Mexico
15:00 - 16:15

This panel will discuss new models of real estate ownership, especially the use of Blockchain and NFTs, and their practial implications from a legal and tax perspective, including their effects from an ESG perspective.

  • Devora Kacheva, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte, Germany
  • James Bromley, Farrer & Co, United Kingdom
  • Maryll Callari, Tiberghien, Belgium
  • Luis Castilho, Belim Castilho, Portugal
  • Domenik Vogt, Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte, Liechtenstein
  • Marc Gossmann, GxG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
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16:15 - 16:45

16:45 - 17:45

This panel will focus on VAT considerations in real estate projects and transactions and will discuss optimization strategies and their impact on their structuring and implementation including from an ESG perspective.

  • Inga Zillmer, Kanzlei für Steuerrecht, Japan
  • Sara Soares, Abreu Advogados, Portugal
  • Janneke Speetjens, PSP München, Germany
  • Diego Gonzalez Manso, Van Campen Liem, Luxembourg 
  • Peter van Velthoven, Dentons Netherlands, Netherlands
19:00 - 23:00

address: Mainkai 36, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Important note: the boat will leave at 19:30 with no possibility to join later


Address: Opernplatz 16, 60313 Frankfurt Am Main
09:30 - 11:00

Get ready to dive into the world of strategic property acquisitions with our immersive workshop. In this engaging and interactive role play experience, you'll step into the shoes of real estate and tax professionals tasked with evaluating property acquisitions from a tax perspective.

Learn to navigate the intricate web of tax laws and regulations that can make or break a deal. Work collaboratively with fellow participants to analyse real-life case scenarios, negotiate tax-efficient structures, and make informed decisions that maximize ESG targets as well as ROI while minimizing tax liabilities.

  • Alessia Giaccari, Studio Legale Associato a Watson Farley & Williams, Italy
  • David K. Jandrasits, Schwärzle Rechtsanwälte | Rechtsanwälte, Liechtenstein
  • Diego Vindel Barrera, Cuatrecasas, Spain
  • Annina Fey, Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd, Switzerland
  • Andreas Herrmann, KWR Karasek Wietrzyk Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria
  • Charles S. Duro, Duro & Partners, Luxembourg
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 13:00

In this panel we will:
- explore the various tax incentives and credits available to property owners, developers, and investors who prioritize sustainable building practices;
- discuss how these incentives can drive the transformation of the real estate industry towards a greener and more environmentally responsible future;
- gain insights into the legal nuances and strategies for leveraging tax benefits to enhance energy efficiency, reduce operational costs, and meet sustainability goals.

  • Matthias Fucik, PHH Rechtsanwält:innen GmbH, Austria
  • Michelle Bruni, Walder Wyss Ltd., Switzerland
  • Giorgos Tsakonas, PPT Legal, Greece
  • Barry McGettrick, Matheson LLP, Ireland
  • Nelson Da Riba, Aramis law, France
  • Melanie Dimitrov, Wolf Theiss, Austria




Fees & General Info

There are currently no registration fees available.

General terms and conditions

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Prepare your stay

We are pleased to announce that the sessions of the upcoming seminar will be held at the Sofitel Opera.


Our team has successfully negotiated room blocks at two hotels to ensure a seamless and enjoyable stay during the event.

  • The Flemings: We strongly recommend booking your accommodation at Flemmings, where the welcome reception will be hosted. Participants can secure their reservation here.
  • The Hilton: Participants can secure their reservation here.


The Flemings 

Rates and room categories:

  • Superior Rooms: EUR 199,00  
  • Superior Plus Rooms: EUR 219,00

BOOKING DEADLINE: 14 March 2024 (after this date, availability may not be guaranteed for all nights and at the preferential rate).

Additional information: 

  • The surcharge for a double room is € 40.00 per night.
  • Rooms are available on arrival day at 2pm and on departure until noon. For an earlier occupation of the room on arrival or a later departure additional charge may apply.
  • The city of Frankfurt imposes a city tax of EUR 2.00 per person and day. The city tax is not included in the room rate and will be paid in the hotel directly.
    Business travellers are exempt from paying the city tax.
  • Cash payments are not possible. Guests will be paying directly at the hotel. To place the reservation, a credit card number plus expiry date is needed.
  • Underground parking for only 30,00 EUR per day and car.

Cancellation Terms:

  • Guests can cancel booked rooms free of charge until 11 April 2024.
  • In the event of a later cancellation or non-arrival, the hotel reserves the right to charge the customer 90% of the total amount.


The Hilton

Rates and room categories:

  • Single: EUR 270,12  
  • Double: EUR 294,00

BOOKING DEADLINE: 20 March 2024 (after this date, availability may not be guaranteed for all nights and at the preferential rate).

Additional information: 

  • Inclusive of buffet breakfast. Breakfast via Room Service Menu is not included in the rate and will be charged on consumption.
  • Parking: € 4.00 per car/hour or € 36.00 per car/day. Please note that there is only limited space available. 

Cancellation Terms:

  • Individual reservations can be cancelled up to 7 days prior to arrival at no charge.
  • In case of cancellation of individual reservations after the cancellation deadline or in case of No-show, the hotel will charge the guest 90%of the contracted room rate for the full length of stay.
  • The first night of a no-show will be called no-show on the invoice, all other nights will be listed as a late-cancellation charge.

Nearby Hotels

AIJA has partnered with HotelMap, an online accommodation platform that offers a variety of budget-friendly options. By clicking on the button below, you will be able to choose from a wide range of alternative hotels near the event venue. With just a few clicks, you can easily book your accommodation directly on the platform.

Nearby Hotels

Practical Information

Efficient travel tips

When navigating Frankfurt, two convenient metro stations close to the seminar venue and the suggested hotels stand out: Hauptwache and Eschenheimer Tor. The station Hauptwache offers a direct connection from Frankfurt Airport, making your travel hassle-free.

Starting from the Frankfurt Airport, you can take the S8 or S9 line, which will take you to Hauptwache station. From there, it's just a 6-minute walk to your hotel, Flemings Selection Hotel, or a 7-minute walk to the other suggested hotel, The Hilton or a  6 minute walk to the seminar venue The Sofitel Opera.

The Sofitel Opera, where the seminar will take place, is only a 4 to 8-minute walk from the Hilton and Flemings hotels.

In general, Frankfurt can be easily to explored by foot and is quite safe.

However, it's worth noting that the area around the main station (Hauptbahnhof) is a red light district and may not be the most pleasant. Issues like homelessness, substance abuse, and pickpocketing can be encountered. Should you chose to book your accommodation or dine in this vicinity, we recommend staying in a group and keeping a close eye on your belongings to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. If you arrive at the main station it is recommendable to either take further transportation (via S-Bahn, U-Bahn or Tram) to your destination or stay on “Kaiserstrasse” (the most populated street) leading you from the main station to the city center.

Make the most of your time in Frankfurt, but exercise caution in the main station area to ensure a pleasant and secure visit.

Organising Committee

Christoph ALLMENDINGER SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (GERMANY)
Michael ENGEL GvW Graf von Westphalen (GERMANY)
Antonio FERRERO Studio legale associato a Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Alessia GIACCARI Watson Farley & Williams (ITALY)
Devora KACHEVA TIGGES Rechtsanwälte (GERMANY)
Inga RAU KLEINER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (GERMANY)
Clemens WILLVONSEDER Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)
Inga-Kristin ZILLMER Zillmer Tax Law (GERMANY)


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