François de Montpellier

François de Montpellier

Partner, PwC Legal BV/SRL

With more than 20 years’ experience in real estate, François is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate practice at PwC Legal. He advises Belgian and foreign REITs on all types of real estate transactions and related matters, including financing aspects.

He also advises Belgian and foreign private companies and public authorities on strategic town planning and environmental issues and complex litigations issues.

François has been involved in various transactions involving real estate assets; financing structures including leasing, purchase and sale of properties; construction law and litigation. His involvement included the takeover and merger of real estate investment trusts; real estate securitisation; real estate acquisitions and mergers of many (real estate) companies for Dutch, German, UK or US investment trusts; real estate transactions for national and international developers; real estate transactions for private, institutional and public investors; and private equity, i.e. real estate transactions and post-acquisition litigation, including arbitration.

François is fluent in French, English and Dutch.

Professional background

2015 - present

Partner, PwC Legal - Member of the Brussels Bar

2007 - 2015

Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP, Brussels

1997 - 2007

Partner, Lawfort


  • "L'utilisation performante de l'usufruit, de l'emphytéose, de la superficie et du leasing immobilier en vue de réduire les droits d'enregistrements ou d'assurer la déduction de la TVA", Editions & Séminaires Laurence de Hemptinne SA, François De Montpellier, 1999
  • "Usufruit, emphytéose et superficie : Limites de l'autonomie de la volonté et utilisation combinée", Editions De Boeck & Larcier, François De Montpellier, 2003


  • Real estate


  • Business Law


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