Belgium - New reform : option to submit real estate leases between professionals to VAT
Published 08 Aug, 2017
Partner - Altius
Lieven Peeters is Partner at ALTIUS, and is Co-Head of the Real Estate & Regulatory team. He is a renowned expert in the area of real estate transactions and construction law with a solid knowledge of contracts law and general commercial law. He is as such recognized by Chambers Europe, Legal500, PLC WhichLawyer and World Leading Experts.
He advises clients in his real estate practice on all aspects of often complex real estate transactions, including the structuring of real estate projects, real estate M&A, sale-and-leaseback transactions, joint ventures, leasing, PPP and split structures.
Lieven has advised on various major transactions on the Belgian market involving several large shopping centers, business parks, office buildings, commercial properties, logistics properties, large inner city developments and on other real estate niche products as senior housing, sports centers and mixed use projects. In 2011 he advised and assisted amongst others the largest office building transaction in Belgium, as well as on the largest logistic development.
Lieven has a vast experience in assisting international and national clients with their interests in Belgium and the development thereof.
Lieven graduated at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Lic. Jur. 1995) and obtained an LLM at the University of Virginia (1996). He started his legal career with De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae, currently Linklaters.
Chambers Europe distinguishes Lieven as a lawyer in real estate law with an exquisite professional experience and qualifies him as “reliable”, “instrumental” and “incredibly capable”. He is appreciated by his clients for “making strong points without arrogance”. Expert Guides identifies him as a World Leading Real Estate Lawyer. Legal 500 points out that Lieven delivers ‘professional, to-the-point and concise advice’, and the team ‘always fully respects deadlines’. Lieven Peeters has ‘dedication and true real estate knowledge’.
Lieven is a member of the Belgian Professional Real Estate Association (Beroepsvereniging van de Vastgoedsector - BVS), the “Belgisch-Luxemburgse Raad voor Winkelcentra” (BLRW-CBLCC) and the Belgian Construction Law Association (ABDR – BVBR). He regularly speaks and publishes on various real estate topics, amongst others in Retail Focus. Lieven is also an active member of Member of the Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) and the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce BCCCE).Together with tax law firm Tiberghien, ALTIUS regularly publishes the ‘Real Estate Gazette’ (www.altius.com).
ALTIUS is one of the largest Belgian independent law firms, consisting of approximately 65 lawyers. Established in Brussels, Antwerp, and Louvain-la-Neuve, we advise Belgian and international companies on the legal aspects of transactions, projects and disputes.
We help our clients navigate through often-complex legislation and regulatory environments and provide clear solutions to a wide range of legal issues. In addition to our specialist legal knowledge, we focus on thinking creatively with our clients to offer tailor-made solutions. Our aim is to turn, through careful listening and awareness, strategic questions into clear, straightforward answers.
For tax-related issues, ALTIUS works closely with Tiberghien, a leading independent Belgian firm that specialises in tax law.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your IR Global Contact @ ALTIUS, Lieven Peeters (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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