Lieven Peeters is a partner at ALTIUS’ Real Estate & Regulatory Department and is head of the real estate practice. He is an expert in real estate & construction law with a solid knowledge of contracts and commercial law. His real estate practice includes the structuring of real estate projects, real estate M&A, sale-and-leaseback transactions, divestments, joint ventures, leasing, PPP and split structures. Lieven has advised on various major transactions on the Belgian market involving several large shopping centres, office buildings, hotels, logistics properties, large inner city developments and on other real estate niche products such as senior housing, health centers and mixed use projects.
Lieven publishes regularly on topics in relation to real estate and construction law and he is editor of the Real Estate Gazette.
Recommended in: Chambers Europe ("an accomplished lawyer who has proved to be instrumental on a number of occasions" and "The fact that he makes strong points without being arrogant also earned him the respect of several clients"), Legal500, PLC Which Lawyer and in the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers.
Lieven won the ILO Client Choice Award 2011 for Commercial Property.
Languages: Dutch, English and French
Birth Information: Born Leuven (Belgium), 1972
Joined the Law Firm in: 2010
Areas of Practice
- Hotels & Leisure
- Land Use and Zoning
- Landlord Tenant
- Leisure & Sports centers
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Property Law
- Property Management
- Real Estate
- Real Estate M&A
- Real Estate Structures
- Regulatory Law
- Sale-and-lease back
- Senior Housing portfolio's
BVS - UPSI
BLRWC - CBLCC
* Trends and developments in Belgian real estate finance, in Euromoney’s International Real Estate Finance Review for 2010/11
* Belgian Chapter in ICSC Handbook on Commercial Leases
* Getting the Deal Through – Belgium - Construction 2012 & 2011
*"Bieten die neuen Regeln bezüglich Immobilieninvestmentgesellschaften möglichkeiten im heutigen Wirtschaftsklima?" Real Estate Gazette, fourth edition, 2011
* Articles in Streetwise (publication Cushman & Wakefield)
* De nieuwe wetgeving voor consumentenkoop ...(eindelijk) in het B.W., RW, 20 november 2004, 441-457
*"Commerciële centra en BTW aftrek: een stand van zaken" ("VAT Deductions by Shopping Centres: the current state of play"), Retail Focus 22 oktober 2010, 5-6
*"Een vereenvoudigd beheer van winkelvastgoed” ("A simplified framework for managing retail premises"), Retail Focus 24 september 2010, 5-6
IBJ Conference on "Pitfalls in PPP-structures andcontracts" - October 2011
Seminar on "PPP contracts", November 2011
Professional Activities and Experience
Counsel, Linklaters (Brussels)
Lieven Peeters was admitted to the Brussels bar in 1996.
K.U. Leuven, Catholic University of Leuven (Lic. Jur., 1995)
University of Virginia (LL.M 1996)