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Baker McKenzie

Real Estate

2 ranked lawyersBand 2BelgiumEurope 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Baker McKenzie has a respected team with substantial expertise acting for leading private equity investors. It is involved in high-value transactions of logistics sites, office buildings and residential properties. The law firm has additional strength in litigation, with experience acting for landowners, tenants and architects. The practice has significant experience in the retail sector, advising clients on transactions and redevelopment mandates. Additionally, the team assists clients with negotiating lease agreements.

Work highlights

Assisted Goldman Sachs with the EUR112 million long lease agreement acquisition of the Blue Tower property.

Notable practitioners

Dominique Lechien is respected for his extensive real estate knowledge, particularly around divestments. Market commentators state: "He has a wealth of experience here."

A client describes Jean-François Vandenberghe as "a very competent lawyer with a broad knowledge of the Belgian real estate market and its different aspects," while another interviewee adds: "He is very approachable and thorough." He is often seen advising clients on transactional real estate mandates in the retail, logistics and office sectors.

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Belgium

Real Estate


Dominique Lechien
Senior Statespeople
Jean-François Vandenberghe
Band 2