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Pierre-Axel Chabot


CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages French, English, Dutch

Pierre-Axel is highly specialized in the real estate industry where he advises numerous Belgian and foreign players, including investors, occupiers, developers and financiers. His work includes notably the negotiation of property transfer deeds, share purchase agreements, partnership agreements, offices and retail lease agreements, construction contracts and property finance matters. He also advises client’s on real estate and construction-related disputes. Pierre-Axel also has specific expertise in the hotel industry.

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“Someone who goes beyond his remit to provide us with excellent strategic advice and background information that might affect our case, always demonstrating initiative and full understanding.”

Chambers Europe

"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 about the Real Estate department, Chambers Europe

"the real estate group’s ‘local experience, connections and insights are invaluable’"

Feedback about the Real Estate department - Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Advising M&G on the acquisition of a €40m office building at Rue Guimard in Brussels.
  • Assisting Siemens in the sale and leaseback of its major head quarter in Belgium.
  • Advising Tesla on all their leasing, environmental, town planning, construction and other real estate matters.
  • Advising a leading global management consulting firm on the negotiation, drafting and execution of a new build to suit 8,000 sqm office lease agreement in Brussels CBD.
  • Advising Leoville Properties, a Belgian specialized real estate fund, in the acquisition of several retail units across Belgium.
  • Advising the French group Plastic Omnium on the construction of a new research and innovation center.
  • Advising Unibail Rodamco and the winning consortium on the €550m redevelopment of the Heysel site (Project NEO).
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  • 1998 - University of Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 1998 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2000 - University of Brussels, ULB (Master in European business law)
  • 2005 - Solvay Business School, ULB (Executive program in real estate)
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  • Several publications on real estate
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Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2016


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Cor­por­ate Real Es­tate
Over­view of re­tail lease agree­ments
CMS European Deal Point Study 2016
Seller-friendly con­tracts at re­cord levels across Europe
10 Oct 16
En­for­cing Se­cur­ity over Real Es­tate and Shares across...
Hotel In­dustry Jar­gon Buster
March 2015 News­let­ter
Feb­ru­ary 2015 News­let­ter
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CMS pan-European study in­to “green” lease clauses:...