ALTIUS’ real estate & regulatory practice gives our clients a clear advantage by using its in-depth sector know-how to advise on issues concerning private law (property issues, rights in rem, etc.) and public law (town planning and zoning rules, building and allotment permits, soil issues, expropriation and public domain issues).
Our team assists in complex real-estate transactions and (re-)structuring (divestitures, sale-and-leaseback, PPP and development contracts). Furthermore, soil clean-up issues, waste disposal and nuisance issues are often also important issues as the legislation in these areas is diverse and complex because it differs between the three Belgian Regions.
Our clients come to us from across industry sectors for advice on shopping centres, logistics parks, hotels, sports and leisure centres and senior citizens’ housing. We seek – by listening carefully - to understand our clients’ businesses and the market in which each operates. That focus on our clients’ objectives means we propose solutions, rather than focusing on problems.
Our team brings a strategic perspective to help optimise deal benefits and to lead our clients through the entire property life-cycle. We make sure that legal and commercial interests are protected and that risks are limited. We combine our legal advice with practical transaction assistance throughout each complex and innovative structure.
While our first objective is to help our clients anticipate - and prevent - legal risks; we also have extensive real estate-related litigation experience.
Our team functions within a fully-integrated law firm because we believe that this structure benefits our clients. Our team’s co-operation with the tax firm, Tiberghien, has strengthened our ability to optimise real estate transactions from both a tax and legal perspective.
ALTIUS invests continuously in building long-standing relations with regulators, industry groups and business people. For instance, through our active sponsorship of the Belgian Luxembourg Council of Shopping Centers, we have expanded a useful network that offers us the opportunity to team up with other industry members to offer innovative solutions.
How we can help
- Construction and turn-key projects
- Joint ventures, real estate structures
- Nature and landscape protection
- Pre- and post-acquisition environmental audits and advice
- Real estate litigation
- Real estate transactions/structures (share-asset - PPP)
- Soil clean-up issues, waste disposal, nuisance issues