Europe Belgium Real Estate
1Allen & Overy LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |Allen & Overy is extremely well regarded by both investors and borrowers for advice on major real estate financing mandates. The law firm is also active for clients in acquisitions, leases and disposals, as well as issues regarding usufruct rights. The team frequently assists clients with cross-border transactions, as well as representing developers in public tender procedures and construction projects. It has a particular focus on office properties, as well as logistics assets and data centres. 1LinklatersReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |An outstanding team combining experience in corporate and real estate law, Linklaters often represents REITs and large local property development companies in real estate transactions, public procurements and PPP projects. The law firm has significant expertise in litigious proceedings, representing clients in proceedings relating to commercial lease agreements, construction defects and contractual issues. The team assists lenders with real estate financing matters. 1Loyens & LoeffReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |Best known for its strong work on the tax elements of real estate matters, Loyens & Loeff frequently assists Belgian and international investors with the structuring and execution of real estate transactions. The law firm represents clients in the acquisition of logistics, office and residential buildings. It also acts on due diligence, tender procedures and real estate disputes. The team often advises on share deals, as well as construction and development projects and zoning and permitting mandates.
2Baker McKenzieReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |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. 2Clifford Chance LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |A reputable team offering clients significant experience in transactions related to retail properties, office buildings, residential units and the hospitality and leisure sectors, Clifford Chance additionally handles development projects, sale and leaseback transactions and lease agreements. The law firm often assists global investment funds and joint ventures with cross-border transactions, working alongside the firm's offices in neighbouring jurisdictions. The lawyers collaborate closely with the firm's tax department to handle real estate tax issues. 2Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck KirkpatrickReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has an impressive real estate offering acting on development and redevelopment projects through an integrated approach between the firm's planning, public law and real estate practices. The law firm represents investors in transactions, including sale and leaseback transactions in the office sector and the acquisition of land plots. The practice has further expertise in matters in the hospitality and residential sectors, and additionally advises tenants on lease agreements. 2StibbeReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |Stibbe has a strong department with a multidisciplinary approach and a strong reputation for public sector real estate mandates. The real estate team often works closely alongside the firm's highly esteemed public law and planning teams to advise on construction and development projects. The law firm acts for investors on domestic and regional real estate transactions involving commercial, residential and retail assets. The lawyers also assist with portfolio management, lease agreements, land acquisitions and sale and leaseback transactions.
3CMSReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |CMS often acts on real estate management and occupation agreements, frequently involving hospitality properties and office buildings. The law firm assists with the divestment of residential units. The team advises landlords on lease agreements. The lawyers additionally assist with development projects, portfolio management matters and cross-border transactions, and often represent clients from Germany. 3LydianReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |Lydian is particularly active in development, redevelopment and construction mandates. The team additionally represents clients in contentious matters, including liability claims and contractual disputes. The practice advises clients on real estate transactions involving retail portfolios, hotels and office buildings. It also assists with lease agreement negotiations and portfolio management matters.
4ALTIUSReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |ALTIUS enters the rankings this year on the back of a varied work portfolio, including assisting clients with various real estate investments and disposals. The law firm advises on SPV acquisitions and lease agreement negotiations. The practice also assists with the refurbishment and redevelopment of real estate projects. It covers the full range of real estate asset classes, acting on matters involving logistics, residential, retail, commercial and hospitality properties. 4Deloitte Legal - LawyersReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |Deloitte acts for Belgian developers on real estate transactions and redevelopment projects. The law firm also advises REITs and REIMs on real estate transactions, including forward acquisitions and usufruct agreements for office buildings. It further assists with lease agreement negotiations for retail properties. The real estate team cooperates with the firm's tax department on real estate tax matters. 4DLA Piper UK LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |DLA Piper benefits from close collaboration with the firm's strong public law team to advise public sector clients and private developers on construction, zoning and development matters. The team also acts for clients on contentious construction matters and represents both landlords and tenants in lease agreement negotiations. The lawyers further assist with transactions involving land for development and commercial or logistics properties. 4EubeliusReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |Eubelius advises clients on real estate transactions involving office buildings, retail properties and residential assets. The team acts for clients on development and redevelopment projects, and also assists with the negotiation of leasing agreements. The real estate team works closely with the firm's corporate and tax departments to provide clients with a full service. 4NautaDutilhReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |NautaDutilh is active in development, redevelopment and construction projects, often involving commercial and residential real estate. The law firm often assists public sector clients and developers with PPP projects. The team additionally represents clients in post-construction disputes, as well as representing tenants in lease renewal agreements. 4SchoupsReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |Schoups has a strong focus acting for domestic and international construction companies, developers and contractors on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. The team also advises on DBFM contracts and infrastructure projects, as well as representing clients in challenges to procurement tenders, safety disputes and damages claims. The practice also represents clients from the public sector.
- PwC LegalReal Estate2023 | Band 4