Project Development & Construction
Our Project Development & Construction team combines real estate experts from across our three disciplines – lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries. This allows us to service all our clients’ legal and tax needs.
Because the knowledge and expertise of our team members covers the entire life cycle of real estate, our clients can rely on swift responses and spot-on advice. This specialised multidisciplinary approach clearly distinguishes us from others and enables us to deal with complex large-scale development projects.
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
A global spike in court cases over climate change demonstrates the increasing role of litigation in addressing the climate crisis.
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 cor
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.
This Real Estate Update focuses on the new Books 1 and 5 of the new Belgian Civil Code, which will both enter into force on 1 January 2023. We selected almost 20 relevant topics where the new legislation could have an important impact on real estate
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.
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