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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
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Web:
www.stibbe.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Luxembourg, New York

Rony Vermeersch

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 58
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Real Estate & Construction.

Position

Partner.

Career

Rony Vermeersch is an internationally recognised construction and real estate lawyer, working for all sides of the construction and real estate industries. His practice is a mix of both contentious and non-contentious construction, projects and dispute resolution work. He is well versed in the leading forms of contracts used domestically and internationally, including the forms published by FIDIC. Rony moreover advises on innovative ways of successfully bidding for and closing PPP and PFI project delivery. Rony has experience on all types of projects, including airports, ports, roads and rail projects, power generation, waste facilities, warehousing and accommodation.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Member

Rony Vermeersch is former chairman of the Belgian Council of the International Project Finance Association (IPFA), composed of major Belgian industrial players.

Education

Rony graduated in law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1996). He was a foreign exchange student at Winston Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon (USA) (1991)


Belgium

Industry focus: Transport

Within: Industry focus: Transport

The cross-departmental infrastructure and transport team at Stibbe assists with a range of public law, commercial, transactional, real estate and construction matters. The department is assisting De Werkvennootschap with the redevelopment of the traffic system on the ring road around Brussels. In another work highlight, a team led by real estate and construction partner Rony Vermeersch and public law expert Bruno Lombaert is advising Brussels Capital Region on the renovation project of the Leopold II Tunnel. Brussels Airport Company, STIB/MIVB, Antwerp Port Authority and Daimler are also clients.

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Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

The 'extremely proactive' energy practice at Stibbe continues to be instructed on a range of regulatory, corporate, financing, project development and contentious matters. The team acted for Limburgse Reconversie Maatschappij on the development, contract negotiations and project financing of the Kristal Solar Park in Limburg. It also advised CGN Europe Energy on its acquisition of the Windvision-Enerconwind wind farm in Estinnes, Wallonia. In another work highlight, Rony Vermeersch led a team that assisted Google with power purchase agreement negotiations with Belgian offshore wind farm operator Norther. Frederik Vandendriessche, who is 'a leading legal expert in his field', heads the practice and attracts praise for his 'great interpersonal and communication skills'. Associate Cedric Degreef is another key name to note.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Stibbe¬†reports an increase in transactional work in the real estate space, which covers professional, commercial, residential, retail and hotel development projects. Financing work and PPP matters are other areas of instruction, for which the team works closely with corporate, public and environmental law experts.¬†Recent highlights include Rony Vermeersch¬†leading the advice to investment company LRM on the development and¬†project financing aspects of the 100MW Kristal Solar Park, and in another matter, assisting Grimbergen Abbey with the negotiations for the development of a micro-brewery. Rudy Nauwelaerts, counsel Pieter Bogaert¬†and¬†of counsel Beno√ģt Kohl¬†are also noted. Matthias Maselis¬†was a new arrival from Clifford Chance¬†in September 2019.

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