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As real estate investor or project developer, you need to be able to rely on sector specific tax and legal advice. For many years, the Loyens & Loeff Real Estate team has been a trusted partner in small to large scale real estate projects. With integrated knowledge, tailored to our clients’ needs, our dedicated team will ensure a successful outcome of any type of real estate project.


“Market-leading commercial real estate practice with a superb track record in residential and office transactions.” - Chambers Europe


Complex challenges

Making well-informed strategic decisions on your real estate portfolio asks for an understanding of the wider range of industry challenges. Questions arise such as: ‘How do you structure (and finance) your investment and your acquisition when legislation is ever-changing, nationally and internationally?’, or ‘What is the best way to handle the day-to-day oversight of your real estate assets?’ and last but not least ‘Which zoning and environmental law aspects are relevant to keep in mind?’. Our specialised real estate advisers will answer these questions in the blink of an eye, allowing you to focus on issues that are core to your business.

Multidisciplinary team

Our multidisciplinary team combines global expertise with local market knowledge. Our legal and tax experts have extensive experience in various real estate asset areas such as: logistics, residential, offices, retail, hotels, healthcare and infrastructure. We know exactly which challenges you face. Rely on us as your trusted adviser on all real estate related issues.

 

 

What we can do for you

You can count on us to help you resolve any tax and legal issue related to the real estate sector. Legal certainty is of paramount importance. It is the cornerstone of our creative solutions for which we rely on our in-depth experience with challenging and complex transactions on a daily basis. Structuring and taxation are our strength. This enables us to anticipate tax pitfalls and integrate tax aspects at all stages of a transaction, bearing in mind that decisions made even in the early stages can have a decisive impact on the profitability of your investment.

 

Article - 06 December 2019 - Global

A combined purchase and construction agreement does not qualify as a delivery of a construction site for VAT purposes

The Court of Justice ruled in the KPC Herning case that the delivery of a plot of land containing a warehouse that could still be used at the time of delivery...
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New Belgian Company Code
Article - 06 December 2019 - Global

No exemption from real estate transfer tax on the acquisition of retirement homes with a book profit

According to the Supreme Court, the exemption from real estate transfer tax for the transfer of tasks between public benefit organisations ('PBOs') cannot be...
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The impact of the corporate income tax reform on private investment companies in Belgium
Article - 06 December 2019 - Global

Exemption of real estate transfer tax for each independent part of a floor

According to the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal, each of the floors consists of at least two separately usable parts, as a result of which the interested...
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EU Commission publishes proposals on digital economy taxation
Article - 06 December 2019 - Global

Real estate transfer tax due on acquisition of self-storage company

According to the District Court of The Hague, a company that is primarily engaged in renting out storage space qualifies as a real estate company, as a result...
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What others say about us

Chambers Europe

"The firm garners superb feedback from clients for its extensive legal resources. One client says: 'The firm has a large engine room and always has sufficient capacity, which is important in a fast-moving market. I can depend on them and if I need them urgently, they are there'." (2019)

"'The lawyers are very responsive, do an excellent job of appreciating what clients need and are always willing to work hard to achieve that goal', according to other impressed sources." (2019)

"Clients also highlight the firm's broad range of legal services, one remarking: 'The great thing about Loyens & Loeff is that they can advise on a full variety of topics in relation to real estate and financing issues'." (2019)

"Sources highlight the lawyers' 'proactive and solution-oriented' attitude. Interviewees also remark on the team's all-encompassing approach, emphasising its 'strong tax expertise which is combined with real estate'." (2019)

Legal 500

"'A major selling point' for Loyens & Loeff 'is that the team is huge and has the capacity to deal with the big transactions'. The team is also acclaimed for 'the breadth of its knowledge, its network, and 24/7 mentality'." (2019)

PropertyNL

Once again, Loyens & Loeff heads PropertyNL’s listings of the top 40 real estate law firms in the Netherlands. Property NL mentions that Loyens & Loeff is a true market leader in the Netherlands.