Public-Private Partnerships

Belgium has a pressing need for the construction, renovation or replacement and public infrastructure in various sectors. Due to budgetary constraints, public authorities at the different Belgian levels are increasingly relying on public-private partnerships (PPPs) to structure their infrastructure projects.

Ambitious plans to reform the Flemish inheritance and gift tax
News - 17 October 2019 - Belgium

Honesty is the best policy when completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

In its judgment C-267/18 of 3 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union clarified the exclusion ground of the 2014 EUR Public Procurement Directives...
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Renaissance of the Belgian PPP market
News - 18 July 2019 - Belgium

Renaissance of the Belgian PPP market

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) had traditionally been a favorite way of financing large infrastructure projects in Belgium. However, the model went through...
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Financial close PPP project Tram de Liège
News - 05 February 2019 - Belgium

Financial close PPP project Tram de Liège

On 31 January 2019, the Liège Tramway public private partnership (PPP) project reached financial close for a total funding requirement amounting to approximately...
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New investors and control measures for institutional BE-REITs
Article - 22 May 2018 - Belgium

New investors and control measures for institutional BE-REITs

A Royal Decree provides for the conditions under which an individual can invest in an institutional BE-REIT.
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New authorised activities for BE-REITs and measures encouraging investments in infrastructure and in joint venture

New authorised activities for BE-REITs and measures encouraging investments

An integrated projects team

The legal complexity of PPPs requires a comprehensive approach and a unique combination of legal expertise. Loyens & Loeff has assisted clients across energy, transport and infrastructure sectors with successfully closing their projects. Our team encompasses the full array of legal and tax experts needed during the entire life-cycle of your project. Our specialists have advised the various actors regularly involved in projects and have a deep understanding of each of their perspectives and of the market generally.

One-stop shop

We offer you a one-stop shop in relation to all tax, accounting and legal aspects of your PPP, from the inception, the acquisition, the structuring and the raising of financing, to the closing, the performance and the divestment. The cooperation between the various specialists within our firm works to the client’s advantage, as issues are tackled from different angles, creating synergy and increasing efficiency.

We can rely on a vast network of Belgian law specialists who are used to work together across their various practice groups in order to provide you with a seamless service.

Covering all relevant areas of expertise

The expertise of our projects team includes:

  • Construction law
  • Corporate documentation
  • Financing structures, including alternative financing
  • Financing documentation
  • Planning and zoning and environmental permits
  • Project documentation for DBFM and other structures, including all sub-contracts
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Tax and accounting structuring of PPPs, including Belgian GAAP, IAS-IFRS and ESA2010

All team members have actual, first-hand experience of working on leading project financing and PPP projects. At Loyens & Loeff, we work in partnership with our clients in order to help them reach their goals. We pride ourselves in giving strategic, concise and pragmatic advice.