- Attorney at law
Christophe heads Loyens & Loeff’s Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the General Tax Practice Group.
Christophe advises on real estate investment structuring and leads negotiations on real estate transactions (both asset and share deals), including sale and lease back and real estate asset management (e.g. leases and all real estate related contracts). He has acquired a reputation for excellence in tax aspects of real estate investments in Belgium, at fund level (e.g. efficient fund structuring, tax forecasts, financing) as well as at local level (due diligence, deal structuring), including tax and accounting aspects related to developments and public-private partnerships.
Chistophe also has considerable experience in advising Belgian companies and subsidiaries of non-Belgian companies on domestic and international tax issues. His field of expertise includes advising on holding structures, structured finance, and pre- and post M&A tax restructuring.
Christophe is mentioned as leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners Europe (2017). He is also recognised as an expert in real estate law by the Best Lawyers guide (2017).
Christophe has been registered at the Brussels Bar since 1998.
What others say about Christophe
Chambers Europe: "Clients say that Christophe is "very good to have on board for complex transactions with a fiscal element." He garners additional praise for his "focused, pragmatic and realistic" approach".
Christophe holds a Law degree from Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1993) and a degree in accounting from the EPFC (Brussels, Belgium, 1994).