Meet Lieven Peeters

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Lieven is a renowned expert in the field of real estate and construction. He has a deep knowledge of contract law.

Lieven advises his clients in all aspects of complex real estate transactions, including: the structuring of real estate projects; real estate M&A; sale-and-leaseback transactions; joint ventures; leasing; FIIS (REIT-) structures; (re-)development projects. He has advised on various major transactions in the Belgian market involving large several logistic clusters and hotels; office buildings; commercial properties; court of Justice; large inner-city (re-)developments; and on other real estate niche products (including dark kitchens and mixed-use projects).

Peeters is Member and Assessor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). He is member of the Legal Committee of the Belgium-Luxembourg Council for Retail and Shopping Centres (BLSC) as well as of the European Council for Shopping Places (ECSP). Lieven is also a member of the Professional Association of the Real Estate Sector (BVS – UPSI); the Urban Land Institute (ULI); the Belgian Association for Construction Law (BVBR – ABDC); and officer at the International Bar Association (IBA). He is a speaker at various seminars and conferences.

Lieven has been the Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award – Real Estate Belgium in 2021, 2015, 2012 and 2011 and the ILO Client Choice Award – Leisure Belgium in 2020.

Lieven’s expertise in real estate has been confirmed consistently in numerous national and international rankings (Chambers Europe, Legal 500, World Leading Experts in Real Estate, PLC Which Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers).

  • LL.M. (University of Virginia)
  • Lic. Juris (KU Leuven – KUL)
  • Guberna Vlerick – Guberna Certified Director
  • Lieven is fluent in Dutch, French, English and German
Selection of publications
  • Construction and projects in Belgium: overview“, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2021
  • “Commercial real estate in Belgium: overview”, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2021
  • Pop-Up Leases in the three regions, blog ALTIUS-website
  • “The AirBnB business model is at risk: a prior authorisation requirement for short-term property lettings to combat a structural housing shortage is consistent with the EU Services Directive.”, International Bar Association, 8 June 2021
What our clients say about us

“Lieven Peeters offers excellent responsiveness.” – Chambers Europe, 2024

“Lieven Peeters is our port of call in Belgium.” – Chambers Europe, 2024

Lieven Peeters: very accessible, open, accurate and knowledgeable.” – Legal 500, 2024

It is for many years that we are working together with Lieven Peeters and his team. The perfect mix of commercial attitude (“let’s get this deal done”) with legal expertise (“watch out here for this clause, which you shouldn’t accept”) make them a perfect match for us.” – Legal 500, 2024

Lieven Peeters is the captain of his team making them work together; following his lead. Lieven is always focussed on realizing the (commercial) goals set by his clients without losing out-of-sight any legal risks which could jeopardize the deal.” – Legal 500, 2024

“Lieven Peeters is a very capable partner not only in the field of real estate but also in assisting and coordinating with other areas of law which impact our business. From an international client’s perspective, he is able to clearly and efficiently distill key points and arguments of policies and legal frameworks to enable our business can address the most relevant points in a new country.” – Legal 500, 2024

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