Belgium has a pressing need for the construction, renovation or replacement and public infrastructure in various sectors. Due to budgetary constraints, public authorities at the different Belgian levels are increasingly relying on public-private partnerships (PPPs) to structure their infrastructure projects.
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An integrated projects team
The legal complexity of PPPs requires a comprehensive approach and a unique combination of legal expertise. Loyens & Loeff has assisted clients across energy, transport and infrastructure sectors with successfully closing their projects. Our team encompasses the full array of legal and tax experts needed during the entire life-cycle of your project. Our specialists have advised the various actors regularly involved in projects and have a deep understanding of each of their perspectives and of the market generally.
We offer you a one-stop shop in relation to all tax, accounting and legal aspects of your PPP, from the inception, the acquisition, the structuring and the raising of financing, to the closing, the performance and the divestment. The cooperation between the various specialists within our firm works to the client’s advantage, as issues are tackled from different angles, creating synergy and increasing efficiency.
We can rely on a vast network of Belgian law specialists who are used to work together across their various practice groups in order to provide you with a seamless service.
Covering all relevant areas of expertise
The expertise of our projects team includes:
- Construction law
- Corporate documentation
- Financing structures, including alternative financing
- Financing documentation
- Planning and zoning and environmental permits
- Project documentation for DBFM and other structures, including all sub-contracts
- Public procurement
- Real estate
- Tax and accounting structuring of PPPs, including Belgian GAAP, IAS-IFRS and ESA2010
All team members have actual, first-hand experience of working on leading project financing and PPP projects. At Loyens & Loeff, we work in partnership with our clients in order to help them reach their goals. We pride ourselves in giving strategic, concise and pragmatic advice.
MarcVermylenAttorney at law Managing partner Belgium
Marc Vermylen is managing partner of Loyens & Loeff Belgium and heads the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Brussels. He is recognised worldwide as an expert and influential lawyer in banking law and finance law.T: +32 2 743 43 15 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
KoenPanisAttorney at law Partner
Koen Panis is a partner in our Brussels office where he is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group, the Energy Team and the Real Estate Team. He specialises in international and local finance transactions.T: +32 2 773 23 90 E: email@example.com
ValentijnDe BoeAttorney at law Counsel
Valentijn De Boe is a member of the Public and Administrative Law Practice Group in Belgium and is also a member of the Procurement Team in Brussels.T: +32 2 773 23 33 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
JulienLeclerAttorney at law Counsel
Julien Lecler is a member of the Real Estate and the Public and Administrative Law Practice Groups in Belgium. He is a counsel in our Brussels office with a broad practice of counselling in all aspects of real estate law.T: +32 2 773 23 59 E: email@example.com
ArianeBrohezAttorney at law Partner
Ariane is a member of the Loyens & Loeff Real Estate Practice Group in Belgium and of the Investment Management/Funds Team. She is a partner in our Brussels office with a broad practice of counselling in real estate transactions and taxation.T: +32 2 743 43 21 E: firstname.lastname@example.org