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ESG & Sustainable Investment

Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important factor in the decisions of investors, companies, consumers, shareholders and policy- and lawmakers. The broadly supported awareness for the Environmental Social and Governance (‘ESG’) objectives is

01-12-2022

The current economic climate is difficult for many businesses, in particular for energy-intensive companies. The situation may deteriorate to such an extent that some companies may be faced with the choice between filing for bankruptcy or, if the bus

ATAD2

The anti-hybrid mismatch rules of the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD2) aim to prevent situations of a double deduction and a deduction without a corresponding inclusion of the income at the level of the recipient resulting from a hybrid mismat

22-11-2022

Luxembourg is the main jurisdiction in Europe for launching credit funds with a European strategy.

Implementing Pillar One & Pillar Two

To adapt international tax rules to an increasingly digitalised economy, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework proposes a two-pillar overhaul of the existing system as from 2023/2024. Tax directors and their teams can already model the impact and assess o

30-11-2022

As 2022 nears its end, it is time for our annual tax bulletin.

Substance & Tax Law

In recent years tax authorities have placed more emphasis on combatting the use of abusive and aggressive tax structures by companies operating across borders, to ensure fair taxation.

The European Commission recently issued a new proposal (ATAD 3)

30-11-2022

As 2022 nears its end, it is time for our annual tax bulletin.

Reform of Belgian property law

In the Book 3 "Goods" of the Civil Code the main goal of the legislator was to better structure, modernise and integrate the law on goods into a single code. Moreover, the new law on goods had to be functional, useful and flexible.

08-11-2022

The year 2022 should have been the year of recovery from the pandemic. It became a year of energy crises, sky-high inflation, and uncertainty over worldwide peace. Governments all over the world responded with measures to support their citizens, thei

Interested in emerging trends?
Interested in emerging trends?
Are you interested in emerging trends within the Real Estate sector, such as ESG and sustainability, changing housing needs & requirements or tax related trends like ATAD3 and Pillar One and Two?

How we can help

Seamless connections with the best possible parties in the world

Are your investments located outside our home markets (being the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland)? In that case you can rely on our relationship with many leading international law and tax firms. Because our firm operates independently, we can select the best possible partner in each country and are used to working seamlessly together with other firms as well. This means we can guarantee optimal quality for our clients, wherever you go.

Sustainable design

A sustainable design for your real estate fund and investment structures is crucial for top performance. This includes a finance structure that fits your strategy, investor base and management organisation. As another key to success, we are committed to offer a seamless switch from the fund’s term sheet to the closing of each transaction.

You can count on us, whatever the request:
  • investment funds
  • fund structuring
  • fund documentation and negotiations
  • business plan and tax forecast
  • joint venture agreements
  • accounting and regulatory matters (incl. merger control)
  • yearly tax and legal review
  • corporate housekeeping
  • transactions
  • deal structuring
  • business plan and tax forecast
  • legal and tax due diligence
  • financial and tax modelling
  • transaction documentation and negotiations
  • W&I insurance
  • finance
  • finance structuring
  • finance documents and negotiations
  • due diligence
  • legal opinions
  • transfer pricing assessment of intragroup financing and services
With integrated knowledge, tailored to our clients’ needs, our dedicated team will ensure a successful outcome of any type of real estate project.
The Loyens & Loeff Project Development & Construction team combines real estate experts from across our three disciplines – lawyers, civil law notaries and tax advisers.
In real estate finance, a clear trend in loans and credit documentation has emerged.
Whether looking at office or residential markets, the real estate market is exploding.
After acquisition, the day-to-day management of your real estate assets is essential to ensure the investment profitability.
How do you structure your investment vehicle and your acquisition when legislation is ever-changing, nationally and internationally?
Our dedicated transaction team will help you succeed in closing the deal in a real estate acquisition or disposal.
With an integrated approach that sets us apart in the market, we offer our clients a unique combination of legal, tax and regulatory advice.
We offer integrated services, in collaboration with both our attorneys-at-law and civil-law notaries.
Book "Investing in real estate in the Netherlands"
Book "Investing in real estate in the Netherlands"
This book provides foreign companies that invest in Dutch real estate with an understanding of the main legal and tax issues that may arise during such an investment. A (free) hard or soft copy of the book can be requested.
Key tax aspects of Real Estate 2022
Key tax aspects of Real Estate 2022
Are you looking to invest in real estate in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland? Our publication "Key tax aspects of real estate investments 2022" gives you an overview of all the relevant tax aspects that should be taken into account when structuring real estate investments in our home markets.

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"The best firm in the Netherlands for real estate matters."
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"Lawyers have a pro-active and solution-oriented attitude. The team has an all-encompassing approach and a strong tax expertise, which is combined with real estate."
Chambers Europe (2019)
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"Very responsive team with great understanding of the real estate issues."
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"One of the largest real estate practices in the Netherlands. A real one stop shop."
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"Loyens & Loeff: a one stop shop. Performed a dedicated job with a big team on a complex transaction with many disciplines involved."
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"The team is huge and has the capacity to deal with the big transactions. It is acclaimed for the breadth of its knowledge, its network, and 24/7 mentality.”
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“Once again, Loyens & Loeff heads PropertyNL’s listings of the top 40 real estate law firms in the Netherlands. Loyens & Loeff is a true market leader in the Netherlands.”
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"L&L has a lot of knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate and has a lot of experience in the field of takeovers of such projects."
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"As the sole attorney responsible for my Fortune 100 company’s real estate globally, I have managed projects in approximately 40 countries and 35 states in the US; Loyens & Loeff is among the very best firms with which I have worked."
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"Best in the market from a professional standpoint."
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"The firm is extremely responsive, brings consummate legal knowledge to the table, works very collaboratively and always helps to find creative solutions to problems in transactions."
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"The attorneys are very personable and genuinely good people — in my experience they genuinely care about the client, and they quickly learn and operate with a view to the quirks and peculiarities of the client company."
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