Mr Michael Bollen > Laurius > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Boulevard Louis Schmidt 29 b.1
1040 Brussels

Work Department

Real Estate


Experienced lawyer, Laurius partner and transactional real estate expert. When it comes to corporate real estate, Michael Bollen is in the driving seat. With his in-depth know-how and striking practical experience, he knows the professional real estate market inside out. Structuring and transferring real estate (companies), establishing business rights, providing sharp advice on real estate financing and disputes, … Michael does it all with impeccable quality for an international clientele. From private and institutional investors to real estate funds, companies and developers.

As one of Laurius’ key executives, it is Michael’s professional mission to assist every client with quality, speed and integrity. He places maximum emphasis on personal relationships with his clients, attaching particular importance to transparent communication and smooth case follow-up. Easy to reach, involved and reliable.


Michael has accumulated an impressive portfolio in recent years. Transactions relating to student housing, the purchase and sale of portfolios of nursing homes, acquisitions of retail real estate and office buildings, …
Michael analyses, advises and guides with excellent knowledge of the subject. In addition, he regularly publishes leading articles on real estate law, due diligence and pre-contractual liability.

Michael Bollen joined Laurius as a senior partner in July 2018. He worked as a lawyer at Bertouille & Partners from 1996 to 2000 and at Caestecker & Partners/DLA Piper from 2000 to 2018. From 2008 on he has been a partner in the real estate department of DLA Piper. Michael was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1996.


Dutch, French & English


Michael has been a member of the Dutch Bar Association at the Brussels Bar since 1996. He also is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).


Michael studied law at KU Leuven (1995), holds a Master in Business Law (University of Antwerp, 1999), Company Law (KU Brussel, 2001), Real Estate (KULAK, 2004) and Corporate Finance (Leuven School of Business and Economics, KU Leuven, 2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Real estate and construction

Laurius is a popular choice for M&A deals and investments in real estate, and it frequently acts for institutional and private equity investors. The practice is led by  Michael Bollen, who ‘increases and improves negotiations rather than slowing them down or overcomplicating them‘ and Christina Trappeniers, who specialises in domestic and cross-border healthcare sector deals.