Lieven Peeters

Lieven Peeters

Real Estate and Regulatory

Dutch, French and English

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1996

Lieven is a renowned expert in the field of real estate and construction. He has a deep knowledge of contract law and general commercial 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; split structures. Lieven has advised on various major transactions in the Belgian market involving: large shopping centres and several logistic centres; office buildings; commercial properties; large inner-city (re-)developments; and on other real estate niche products (including senior citizens’ housing and mixed-use projects).

Lieven is Member and Assessor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. He is member of the Legal Committee of the Belgium-Luxembourg Council for Retail and Shopping Centres (BLSC). He 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 the International Bar Association. He is a speaker at various seminars and conferences.

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

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).

 

Sources describe Lieven Peeters of ALTIUS as someone who "has a logical approach," also noting that he is "realistic and firm in negotiations and an experienced deal maker." - Chambers Europe, 2019

Clients point to his "technical knowledge and practical experience" as notable strenghts and also praise his negotiation skills. - Chambers Europe, 2018

"The 'smart and responsive' Lieven Peeters heads the group at ALTIUS which is 'outstanding in the field', 'dedicated' and shows 'very good industry knowledge'" – Legal 500, 2016

"Lieven Peeters of ALTIUS is very pleasant to work with and takes an excellent, no-nonsense approach." – Chambers Europe, 2014

“Winner of the ILO Client Choice Award – Leisure Belgium in 2020 and of the ILO Client Choice Award – Real Estate Belgium in 2015, 2012 and 2011 .”

 

Education

  • LL.M. (University of Virginia)
  • Lic. Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Selection of publications

"Commercial real estate in Belgium: overview", Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2019 (with K. Verbiest)

"Construction and projects in Belgium: overview", Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2019 (with K. Verbiest)

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Real Estate 2019", Belgian chapter, International Comparative Legal Guides, 2018 (with K. Verbiest)

"Supreme Court revisits 10-year liability of contractors and architects", ILO Newsletter: Real Estate,12 July 2015.

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