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Belgium

As an investor, developer, occupier, construction consortium or asset manager, your real estate deals are executed to tight deadlines within complex local legal systems. If, for example, your property assets cross international markets, you face issues based on differing real estate law as well as cultural and economic contexts. With over 800 lawyers in 40 countries, we give consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help.

Through decades of experience of doing deals across Europe, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. This approach allows us to guide your tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

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"I would recommend CMS in connection to real estate in Belgium. We are fully satisfied with the level of service for real estate matters and the response time is good."

Feedback from a client, Chambers Europe, 2018

"know-how, service-orientation and great advice"

Feedback from a client, Chambers Europe, 2018

"They are efficient and can work quickly when needed."

Feedback from a client - Chambers Europe, 2017

“[The team] is able to give advice on a wide range of real estate-related questions, from town planning to tax issues."

Feedback from a client - Chambers Europe, 2017

“Clients appreciate the ‘accuracy and speed’ of advice provided by CMS”

Legal 500, 2017
Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate
13/11/2017
Over­view of re­tail lease agree­ments
June 2019
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure

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October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
04 Feb 20
Bel­gi­um ad­opts prop­erty law re­form
On 30 Janu­ary 2020, the Bel­gian Par­lia­ment un­an­im­ously ad­op­ted a bill in­sert­ing a new Book 3 in­to the Civil Code that is ded­ic­ated to prop­erty law. This prop­erty law re­form is part of the over­all pro­ject...
June 2019
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure
27 Nov 19
In­vest­ment ar­bit­ra­tion and con­struc­tion con­tracts: jur­is­dic­tion over...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has up­held jur­is­dic­tion over a dis­pute con­cern­ing an al­leged set­tle­ment agree­ment arising from con­tract­or claims on a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pro­ject in the Re­pub­lic of Mozam­bi­que....
October 2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
04 Nov 19
In­tro­du­cing the FID­IC Em­er­ald Book
Earli­er this year FID­IC re­leased its new “Em­er­ald Book” – Con­di­tions of Con­tract for Un­der­ground Works. This ad­di­tion to the FID­IC suite seeks to fill a gap amongst stand­ard forms as a spe­cial­ist...
08/10/2018
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2018
17 Oct 19
Delay ana­lys­is un­der the mi­cro­scope: com­mon sense wins out over meth­od­o­logy
A de­cision of an Aus­trali­an court last month has con­sidered the evid­en­tial re­quire­ments for prov­ing delay claims in con­struc­tion dis­putes. The de­cision com­ments on the rel­ev­ance of the 2nd Edi­tion of...
11 Sep 18
Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate
11 Oct 19
Quantum meruit claims after ter­min­a­tion: a chan­ging of the tide?
A de­cision of the Hight Court of Aus­tralia earli­er this week has held that resti­tu­tion­ary claims on a quantum meruit (i.e. reas­on­able price) basis by con­tract­ors after the ter­min­a­tion of a con­struc­tion...
22/06/2018
June 2018 News­let­ter
03 Oct 19
Use of Dis­pute Boards: one of FIDIC's five Golden Prin­ciples
FID­IC has re­cently pub­lished de­tailed guid­ance as to the five “Golden Prin­ciples” first in­cluded with the FID­IC 2017 suite of con­tracts. These prin­ciples seek to identi­fy lim­its to the types of amend­ments...