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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 reflected in many international voluntary standards as well as in an increasing number of European regulations to mobilise financing for sustainable growth.

11-07-2022

Over the past years, international attention for sustainability and responsible business has increased. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics have gained a prominent position

COVID-19

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic reach across borders, industries, and legal disciplines. That is why Loyens & Loeff has set up dedicated expert teams - to offer you an integrated answer to all your legal and tax questions related to the coronavirus outbreak.

15-10-2021

Op 12 maart 2020 werd door het kabinet aangekondigd dat vanwege COVID-19 iedereen die daartoe in staat was de komende twee weken thuis moest werken.

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.

26-11-2021

This contribution examines the new provisions of Book 3 on usufruct, ground lease and building lease that are relevant to commercial real estate transactions. From a practical point of view, the most

How we can help

On top of trends

We are on top of the numerous trends in the construction and project development market - transformation projects, increased sustainability requirements, mixed-use projects and modular building - to name a few. We also cater to the increasing appetite for turnkey (share) transactions with forward funding. This knowledge is highly appreciated by our clients, since it enables us to act as a true sparring partner for our clients, not only about novel and niche legal and tax questions, but also when it concerns the latest industry trends.  

Multidisciplinary approach

Our team mainly handles large development schemes, in a comprehensive multidisciplinary manner. This really sets us apart from our competitors. The knowledge and expertise of our team members cover the entire real estate life cycle. We advise on all aspects of real estate: from contracts and financing to tenure and more. Our team advises on a property level and above, through corporate structuring and joint collaborations tailored to development projects. We also hold a leading position in the field of public procurement and public law.

Outstanding reputation

On top of that, our firm has an exceptionally strong reputation in tax (including VAT and transfer tax) and has the largest notarial practice in the Netherlands, with an outstanding reputation in relation to multifunctional use of land. For the above reasons we can ensure a smooth and smart outcome of your Real Estate project.

With integrated knowledge, tailored to our clients’ needs, our dedicated team will ensure a successful outcome of any type of real estate project.
In real estate finance, a clear trend in loans and credit documentation has emerged.
Your investment management partner to tackle any cross-border legal, tax and regulatory challenges.
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.
We enjoy a well-respected reputation as a business law firm, both domestic & abroad.
With an integrated approach that sets us apart in the market, we offer our clients a unique combination of legal, tax and regulatory advice.
Loyens & Loeff advises both managers and investors worldwide on tax and law aspects of fund formation as well as private equity backed (real estate) investments.
We offer integrated services, in collaboration with both our attorneys-at-law and civil-law notaries.
Effectively managing your indirect tax position and remaining competitive while avoiding risks.
Loyens & Loeff helps simplify the process by offering you a one-stop shop for all your M&A needs, including those which relate to tax.
Focus on sizable area developments

Furthermore, our team is particularly active in sizable residential and area developments (preferably mixed use), as well as commercial and industrial real estate development. Our client base is varied; we assist project developers, investors, contractors, end users and public bodies. Our experience in both non-contentious and contentious construction issues - ranging from procurement, planning and tax through engineering, construction, financing, maintenance and operating - is appreciated by our clients. Whatever your request, you can count on us.

Specialised in complex inner-city development

With an enormous track record in (large scale) inner-city development, including high-rise and mixed-use projects, we know the ins and outs of these projects. These projects often require specific regulation, municipality guidelines and agreements - e.g. concerning lease law and ground lease. Handling these complexities and challenges is day to day business for us and the many parties we work with.

Pro-active support regarding sustainable real estate

We can help you develop a sustainable project, that will stand out for years to come. At the cutting edge of latest developments, Loyens & Loeff is your next generation law & tax firm. Be it by improving the sustainability of existing assets, or creating future proof new buildings with optimal sustainability, we have the expertise and the know-how on all necessary (governmental) requirements that apply.

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?
Integrated services

You can count on us, whatever the request:

  • turnkey realisation & development
  • construction agreements (designing, engineering, building, operating & maintaining)
  • project development partnerships
  • joint ventures between developers & investors
  • project finance
  • lease & cooperation agreements
  • tax review financial models
  • VAT and transfer tax
  • financial review tax optimisation
  • negotiating anterior agreements with municipalities
  • spatial & zoning advice
  • sustainable building and ESG
  • liability and construction disputes
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Book "Project development & construction in the Netherlands"
Book "Project development & construction in the Netherlands"
Adequate advice on real estate projects requires input from and good coordination between lawyers, tax advisers and civil-law notaries. Therefore, our new publication offers a handy and useable overview of the most important legal and tax aspects.
Lexology publication “Construction in the Netherlands 2022”
Lexology publication “Construction in the Netherlands 2022”
In our Lexology publication, we provide you with a comprehensive overview of the legal and tax aspects of the Dutch construction industry, including emerging trends. This publication is relevant for contractors, developers and investors.

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"The team as a whole is highly experienced and has tier-one knowledge on a wide range of legal and tax matters."
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“The lawyers implement experience and knowledge pragmatically & efficiently."
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"The best firm in the Netherlands for real estate matters."
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"The team has excellent commercial awareness and consistently delivers excellent service."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"They make a reliable team to work with and are a very important source of information for us."
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“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."
Chambers Europe (2019)
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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."
Legal 500 (2021)
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"One of the largest real estate practices in the Netherlands. A real one stop shop."
Legal 500 (2020)
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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."
Legal 500 (2020)
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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.”
Legal 500 (2019)
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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.”
PropertyNL (2021)
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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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"They are absolutely top of the bill."
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"Always contactable, dedicated, professional and extremely hard working."
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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."
Legal 500 (2022)
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