Loyens & Loeff Benelux real estate
Loyens & Loeff’s decision to create a single Benelux real estate group was a natural progression. Construction companies face unique challenges in this densely populated region, with the result that they have developed world-class expertise.
Wide knowledge poolIt became obvious that Loyens & Loeff’s real estate clients faced similar challenges in Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Consequently on the initiative of the Amsterdam office, the offices in the three countries have decided to group their expertise whilst keeping their national structures with local knowledge. As tax and legal specialists, Loyens & Loeff’s professionals have a thorough deep understanding of the international dimension of real estate transactions. This new arrangement gives them access to a wider reserve of knowledge and experience. It also improves the experience for clients which are served by a relationship partner who, in turn, has the ability to coordinate with professionals in the other offices, e.g. when a client in Luxembourg needs to carry out a transaction in the Netherlands.
Fully integratedThis integration illustrates the way in which Loyens & Loeff works with their unified legal and tax practice, activities which are often carried out separately by other firms. As a premier law firm, they are able to carry out due diligence for a high level, with other tax and legal questions also dealt with holistically. They have the largest tax department of any law firm in the Grand Duchy, featuring 40 professionals offering fully integrated advice from their offices in the Kirchberg.
Fund experienceFund expertise is particularly appreciated in Luxembourg’s significant real estate fund sector. More than 200 regulated real estate funds operate out of Luxembourg with assets under management in excess of €20bn; more if unregulated vehicles are included. Some of the world’s largest real estate fund groups operate out of Luxembourg, serving clients from across the globe. Loyens & Loeff’s Investment Management group has structured and set up many real estate funds and are regularly asked to review potential investments into real estate funds. In addition, their Tax and Corporate teams are very active in acquisition and investment funding transactions. Yet another way in which Loyens & Loeff offers a fully integrated service to their clientele.