International Property: French Real Estate

25th March 2021

The opening session of an International Property Series, which will cover a variety of jurisdictions over the next 6 months.

In this first session, we discussed the key tax, legal, wealth structuring and finance considerations for HNW clients investing in French Real Estate.

We were delighted to be joined by:

Hugh Wade-Jones - Managing Director, Enness, London.  Hugh co-founded Enness Global Mortgages in August 2007 alongside Islay Robinson.  Enness is the world's leading mortgage broker for High Net Worth Individuals borrowing across Europe and further afield.

Hugh is a widely regarded mortgage industry leader, described by The Financial Times as the 'go to mortgage broker of the super-rich'.

Frederic Mege - Director, Moores Rowland, Monaco. Frederic is a dual-qualified French and English private client lawyer (Avocat/Solicitor). He is a member of the Paris Bar Association, the Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux (IACF), the Society for Tax and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Law Society (England & Wales). Frederic has many years of experience in advising private clients on personal tax and other legal issues.

Liam Wilkinson - Principal Representative of France, Enness, Monaco. Liam relocated to France almost eight years ago to play professional rugby - Stade Nicois (City of Nice). He then joined Enness in May 2018 with a key focus of being the go-to mortgage broker for HNW clients (non-resident) purchasing a property in France / Monaco.

Silvia Andriotto - Associate Director, JTC, Monaco. Silvia joined JTC in 2020 as Associate Director, having previously been responsible for the management of a Multi-Family Office in the Principality of Monaco. Throughout her career, Silvia has developed extensive experience in international corporate law, implementing cross-border instruments for multinational companies and (U)HNWI in multiple jurisdictions.

Silvia holds a master's degree in law and is also a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner, as well as having a certification in Digital Strategy from University INSEAD, Singapore. She speaks three languages: Italian, English and French and has previously worked in several financial centres, including Luxembourg and Zurich.

In addition to lecturing in the fields of integration of law and technology, Silvia is also an active member of the European Law Institute - Special Interest Group - Digital Law.

How to Buy and Finance Luxury Property in France

How to Buy and Finance Luxury Property in France Guide

France is one of the most popular property markets for foreign nationals: we are all aware of the chic appeal of Paris, the enduring allure of the Riviera in the summer or the freshness of the mountains in winter.

Covering everything from search and negotiation to making an offer and the legal processes, the guide will help you fulfil your dream of property ownership in France.

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