Practice Area

Real Estate

Our extensive expertise in the field of real estate and construction law allows us to assist our clients throughout the entire course of a real estate project.

Real Estate

Legal assistance to all professionals in the real estate sector at every stage of a real estate operation or transaction, that is what we stand for. This ranges from legal advice, to legal proceedings concerning real estate and the drafting of contracts or the performance of a due diligence.

Construction law

Racine guarantees legal advice and the conducting of legal proceedings- both in civil courts and in administrative courts – concerning construction projects and undertakings on behalf of professionals in the construction and public sector.

In addition, we also defend our clients in expert examinations, mediation and arbitration. Furthermore, we act as a mediator in the context of arbitration proceedings in construction disputes or as a counsellor to defend the interests of our clients in arbitration proceedings. We assist our clients with appropriate advice and assist them in finding amicable solutions.

We work in close consultation with our Public and Administrative Law practice group. This group assists clients in awarding public contracts, applying for and contesting environmental permits (urban development and/or environmental permits), obtaining accreditation as a contractor as a contractor and going through the procedures relating to soil pollution and expropriations.

In collaboration with the Liability Law practice group, we assist our clients with regard to litigation and the settlement of claims resulting from construction work, as well as conducting both amicable and judicial expert examinations.

Recent cases:

  • Racine has assisted the owners of the Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel in the sale of the hotel’s shares to Schroder Real Estate Hotels.
  • Sale and leaseback of the European and Belgian headquarters of an American multinational company
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Specializations

  • Architects' agreement
  • Breyne law
  • Contract for services
  • Easements
  • Long lease / building and planting / usufruct
  • Neighbourhood nuisances
  • Ownership/co-ownership (apartment ownership)
  • Permits
  • PPP/DBFM contracts and DBFMO contracts
  • Project development
  • Purchase/sale of property
  • Real estate transactions
  • Rental/commercial letting
  • Soil remediation
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