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Qatar: Draft Law to Enhance Real Estate Sector Approved

(June 12, 2019) On May 30, 2019, the cabinet of the State of Qatar approved a draft law on real estate development to strengthen the real estate market. (Cabinet Approves Draft Law on Regulating Real Estate Development, THE PENINSULA (May 30, 2019).) The draft law amends Law No. 6 of 2014, which regulates the granting […]

New Zealand: Bill Banning Foreigners from Purchasing Homes Passed

(Aug. 29, 2018) On August 15, 2018, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill (the Bill), which includes provisions that will generally prohibit foreign residents from purchasing existing residential land in New Zealand by categorizing it as “sensitive land.” (Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, PARLIAMENT OF NEW ZEALAND (last visited Aug. 23, 2018); […]

China: New Accessibility Regulations Passed

(Oct. 3, 2012) China’s new Regulations on Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment, which came into effect on August 1, 2012, require all newly built roads and buildings in urban areas to meet the barrier-free construction standards to provide accessibility to people with disabilities. The Regulations were promulgated by the State Council and signed by Premier […]