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Christophe Laurent

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Loyens & Loeff

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Christophe heads Loyens & Loeff’s Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the General Tax Practice Group.


Christophe advises on real estate investment structuring and leads negotiations on real estate transactions (both asset and share deals), including sale and lease back and real estate asset management (e.g. leases and all real estate related contracts). He has acquired a reputation for excellence in tax aspects of real estate investments in Belgium, at fund level (e.g. efficient fund structuring, tax forecasts, financing) as well as at local level (due diligence, deal structuring), including tax and accounting aspects related to developments and public-private partnerships. Christophe has also considerable experience in advising Belgian companies and subsidiaries of non-Belgian companies on domestic and international tax issues. His field of expertise includes advising on holding structures, structured finance, and pre- and post M&A tax restructuring. He is recommended as expert by Legal 500 EMEA. Christophe has been registered at the Brussels Bar since 1998.


2004: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2000: Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff; 1995: Employee, Loyens & Volkmaars.


Christophe works in French, English and Dutch.


Christophe holds a Law degree from Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1993).


Industry focus: Retail

Within: Industry focus: Retail

With experience in a range of tax, IP, real estate, finance and corporate transactions, Loyens & Loeff's well-rounded team is a popular choice for retail sector clients. The group includes Christophe Laurent, Yves Van Couter and Xavier Clarebout, who are recommended for real estate, disputes and tax-related matters respectively.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Loyens & Loeff has been active handling high-value acquisitions and transactions in the real estate space. In one highlight, practice head Christophe Laurent led the advice to L’Etoile Properties (which was acting on behalf of Korea Investment & Securities) on the acquisition of a leasehold right worth €369m from Cofinimmo on the Egmont I and II office buildings in Brussels. Ariane Brohez is another key name.

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    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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