About Christophe Laurent
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.
Christophe has also 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.
What others say about Christophe
Christophe is ranked as 'Recommended' in 'Corporate Tax: Advisory' by Who's Who Legal (2020).
Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2020- Real Estate & Construction
Loyens & Loeff is 'very knowledgeable in Belgian real estate'; high-value transactions and acquisitions are core strengths of the practice. The 'outstanding' Christophe Laurent leads the team, [...]
Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2021- Real Estate & Construction
"Christophe Laurent has worked with us for a number of years and has patience, great knowledge of both the law and practical business matters. He works extremely hard and is very approachable and a pleasure to work with"
Chambers & Partners Europe- Edition 2021- Real Estate & Construction - Ranked band 1
A client describes him as "a strong negotiator who is also practical and open to solutions," going on to add: "He always makes himself available despite often having a lot on the table."