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Real Estate

Our Real Estate Practice, led by partner Yves Delacroix, is recognized as a leading practice in Belgium and regularly involved in major transactions.

Our real estate lawyers have vast expertise and experience in all aspects of property related issues and are very well connected in the real estate market. This enables us to understand our clients’ needs quickly and to offer sound and practical advice.

The Real Estate Practice works seamlessly with the firm’s other practices to provide a complete approach to any real estate matter. Within our firm a 25 lawyers dedicate a significant part of their time to real estate matters.

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We assist a wide range of clients with property projects and real estate related disputes.

Recent work highlights:

  • Assisting the seller and the purchaser respectively in the two largest transactions relating to Belgian retail properties in 2011.
  • Assisting a logistics company in the structuring and execution of the early termination of a financial leasing operation relating to a warehouse, followed by a sale and lease back operation with a Belgian REIT.
  • Assisting a major retail player to  develop a new store and a retail park on an existing retail site next to the City of Mons.
  • Assisting one of Belgium's largest real estate investment trusts with the turnkey sale of a landmark office building in the centre of Brussels.
  • Assisting a large multinational company in acquiring a long term leasehold interest in a office building to be erected in the centre of Antwerp, and the simultaneous sale of their existing office building in Antwerp.
  • Assisting one of the largest real estate groups in Belgium with a complex construction dispute relating to a landmark office building in the centre of Brussels.
  • Assisting a number of shopping mall owners with various lease matters including legal disputes relating to lease renewals.

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What others say about us

"If all the firms we used were of this calibre, I would be a very calm person" (Legal 500 2016)

Practice head Yves Delacroix is further valued for his "precision and analytical skills". (Legal 500 2016)

Praise for our Real Estate team from clients: "We were very satisfied with the team's level performance. The work is always of a high quality, whilst the lawyers are proactive and available, and have constructive attitudes that mean each one strives for practical and reasonable solutions.", We are very happy with the team's services. All the lawyers have a pragmatic approach and a deep understanding of our needs. Each of them has an ability to see the points most important to us." (Chambers Europe – Real Estate – 2015)

Department head Yves Delacroix is praised for his commercial approach to projects. "He is reliable, fair and committed to the common needs of the project," say sources, adding: "He is really fun to work with." (Chambers Europe – Real Estate – 2015)

Alexandre Emond is “valued for his in-depth advice”. (Legal 500 – Real Estate – 2015)

Praise from clients for our Real Estate team: “excellent” firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick “focuses on results” and represents “good value for money”. (Legal 500 – Real Estate – 2014)

Delacroix is "totally reliable and available, focused on results, very pragmatic and has excellent knowledge of real estate law," according to clients. (Chambers Europe – Real Estate – 2014)

The “goal-oriented” Alexandre Emond is “a skilful negotiator” (Legal 500 – Real Estate – 2014)