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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: Associate, Loyens & Loeff; 1993: 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) and a degree in accounting from the EPFC (Brussels, Belgium, 1994).


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Loyens & Loeff is recommended for its ‘high-quality service’ and ‘accurate advice’. It is instructed in a broad range of areas, including real estate investments, management, property development and tax. It played a role in a high percentage of the major real estate transactions in 2016 and 2017; in one highlight, it advised CBRE Global Investors on the acquisition of shopping centre Médiacité in Liège. Christophe Laurent and Ariane Brohez receive praise.

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Belgium: Industry focus


Within: Retail

Noted for its ‘very good knowledge’ and ‘pragmatic approach’, Loyens & Loeff has a sizeable retail practice which combines the expertise of a multi-disciplinary group of lawyers to provide assistance in tax, real estate, finance and corporate transactions. In litigation, Yves Van Couter has been representing a luxury clothing and accessories company in a long-running trade mark dispute. Practice head Christophe Laurent and tax specialist Xavier Clarebout are also noted.

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Loyens & Loeff

  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    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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