Real estate

We combine extensive expertise and experience to create tailored solutions for your specific real estate legal challenges

Our PwC Legal Real Estate team

We advise Belgian and foreign Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) on all types of real estate transactions and related matters. Our real estate specialists guide you from Strategy through Execution, for the full cycle of your real estate project including acquisition and disposal of property, permits and licences, financing and project development.

We also assist private companies and public authorities on strategic town planning, environmental considerations and complex litigation issues, in Belgium and beyond.

Private real estate

Our private real estate legal specialists advise private, institutional and public investors and developers on a wide range of private law issues that arise during any kind of real estate project. Our lawyers have assisted in numerous transactions and will help you create value for your business.

 

How we can help

Real estate transactions

  • We assist with acquisitions and disposals for investors and developers either through an asset deal or a share deal, including:
    • Deal negotiation and transaction assistance, including bid support
    • Vendor and buyer due diligence
    • Contract drafting and negotiation such as asset agreements (sale and purchase, long-term lease, building right and usufruct), share purchase, real estate finance (credit agreements, etc.), construction, lease and any other agreements and relevant ancillary documentation
    • Post-acquisition litigation including arbitration
  • Financing structuring such as financial and operational leasing, purchase and sale of properties
  • Project development, construction law and litigation
  • Takeovers and mergers of real estate investment trusts
  • Real estate securitisation

Public real estate

Our experts in public and administrative law and real estate law serve clients in the public and private sector. We advise public authorities, multinationals,

companies, investors and developers on a wide range of administrative and public law issues on all kinds of real estate projects.

 

Our team provides full legal services in:

  • Real estate development
  • Public and administrative law
  • Environmental law and soil use
  • Urban planning and zoning
  • Public procurement and public-private partnerships
  • Expropriation

 

How we can help

Our public real estate team will guide you through every stage of your real estate endeavour. We’ll help you with various aspects of your projects including:

  • Obtaining the necessary permits
  • Negotiating and cooperating with public authorities
  • Acting in jurisdictional procedures or administrative appeals and litigation procedures
  • Advising on complex projects, brownfields and urban zoning plans
  • Assisting and advising on urban development projects
  • Following up on administrative aspects
  • Drafting of public contracts and concessions

Contact us

François de Montpellier

Partner, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 78 28

Els Empereur

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 3 259 3800

Alexandre Levinski

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 78 80

Fran Claes

Senior Managing Associate, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 78 29

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