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Real Estate & Construction

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
Our real strength lies in com­bin­ing our know­ledge of the com­mer­cial prop­erty sec­tor with the par­tic­u­lar skills of spe­cial­ist law­yers with­in the firm – such as fin­ance, cor­por­ate trans­ac­tions and struc­tures and tax­a­tion.As one of the coun­try’s strong
13/11/2017
Over­view of re­tail lease agree­ments
This guide sum­mar­ises the main pro­vi­sions ap­plic­able to re­tail lease agree­ments across a num­ber of CMS jur­is­dic­tions.
April 2020
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure
As the fifth-largest glob­al law firm and the largest real es­tate team in Europe with more than 800 ded­ic­ated law­yers, CMS com­bines loc­al know­ledge with in­ter­na­tion­al strength and ex­per­i­ence. Our in­teg­rated teams of­fer you the best com­mer­cial guid­ance

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24 June 2020
We­bin­ar re­cord­ings - Cov­id-19 (Coronavir­us) in Bel­gi­um
06 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on con­struc­tion in­dustry
As the en­tire eco­nomy has been hit hard by the out­break of the COV­ID-19, also the con­struc­tion in­dustry is cur­rently fa­cing dra­mat­ic and dis­rupt­ive chal­lenges re­gard­ing fin­an­cial pres­sure, la­bour short­ages and sup­ply chain is­sues. In or­der to help our cli­ents, we have pro­duced a fre­quently up­dated, com­par­at­ive guide over the im­pact the COV­ID-19 has on the con­struc­tion sec­tor across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions.
27 August 2020
Tail­ings Man­age­ment and New Stand­ards of Reg­u­la­tion
Tail­ings dam fail­ures have put the min­ing in­dustry in the head­lines for the wrong reas­ons in re­cent years. Dam fail­ures can have dis­astrous con­sequences in terms of loss of life and en­vir­on­ment­al dam­age...
April 2020
CMS Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion Glob­al Bro­chure
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. In this guide you will find a use­ful over­view of the im­pact COV­ID-19 has on leases across vari­ous jur­is­dic­tions. Please note that this com­par­at­ive ana­lys­is is based on our cur­rent eval­u­ation and is a sub­ject to fur­ther up­dates and amend­ments.
07 August 2020
Treaty claims for can­celled or mod­i­fied in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects in the...
A re­cent IC­SID tribunal has denied an in­vestor’s claim con­cern­ing the de­vel­op­ment of an air­port pro­ject in Latvia. The in­vestor was un­able to pro­ceed with the con­struc­tion of its pro­ject due to nu­mer­ous...
17/03/2020
CMS as­sisted In­vest­corp in the ac­quis­i­tion of the Brus­sels Headquar­ters...
24 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to com­mer­cial real es­tate law and rules
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on com­mer­cial real es­tate law and rules? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
05 June 2020
Ad­vance pay­ment bonds: “step­ping down” pro­vi­sions and more guid­ance on...
Last month we re­por­ted on a TCC de­cision which con­sidered the re­quire­ments for mak­ing and re­ject­ing a de­mand un­der an ad­vance pay­ment bond sub­ject to the URDG. Very sim­il­ar is­sues have now been con­sidered...
October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
Draw­ing on data from 1,516 real es­tate trans­ac­tions ad­vised on by CMS in 14 European coun­tries from the start of 2010 to the end of 2018, we used a stand­ard eval­u­ation form to cap­ture, cat­egor­ise and sys­tem­at­ic­ally ana­lyse the in­di­vidu­al con­tract clauses.
01 January 2016
CMS Ex­pert Guide to real es­tate fin­ance law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on real es­tate fin­ance law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
07 May 2020
The use of ex­perts in in­ter­na­tion­al con­struc­tion dis­putes: con­flicts of...
A re­cent de­cision of the Tech­no­logy and Con­struc­tion Court ap­pears to be the first re­por­ted Eng­lish de­cision to up­hold a fudi­ciary duty of loy­alty in an ex­pert wit­ness ap­point­ment. The find­ing in this...