In our Real Estate and Construction practice, Lydian remains in Tier 1. Bruno Stroobants, Dario Petosa and Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove are Rising Stars. Jens Debièvre, Kyoto Van Herreweghe and Iris Hemelaer are mentioned.
Lydian‘s real estate, environment and regulatory team operates from the firm’s offices in Brussels, Antwerp, and Hasselt, with a strong reputation across transactional and construction and development work, advising major national developers and investors alongside smaller and mid-sized clients. Jens Debièvre is a key contact, while ‘very innovative‘ counsel Bruno Stroobants has broad experience in transactional, development, and contentious matters. The ‘talented, assertive‘ Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove and the ‘simply brilliant‘ Dario Petosa, both promoted to counsel in September 2022, are also recommended. Iris Hemelaer returned to the firm from PwC Legal in October 2022.
Testimonials from peers and/or clients
‘Experts in their domain and good knowledge of the industry.’
‘The expertise of the lawyers is very extensive. Moreover, they deliver work extremely quickly.’
‘Knowledgeable, pragmatic, and responsive. Always available and hands-on.’
‘Working with Lydian is always a pleasure. They handle projects with the most professional focus. What makes them stand out is that they know the client’s projects inside-out and anticipate issues, rather than waiting for any new developments or problems. They are always well prepared, briefed and thorough in their research, communication and reporting. ‘
‘Bruno Stroobants is very innovative in trying to find solutions.’
‘Dario Petosa is simply brilliant. He is responsive, creative and goes the extra mile. He understands business logic, can focus on key points, analyses legal risks and solutions, and puts forward practical suggestions. He has a very client-friendly, pragmatic approach. A highly dedicated lawyer and highly skilled in his field. He is also very responsive and available. He has good commercial sense and is ready at hand with advice whenever approached.’
‘Bruno Stroobants is an excellent professional team leader.’
‘Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove is talented, assertive and quickly understands the deep aspects of the case. She has substantial experience assisting clients in a very broad array of real estate matters. She is great to work with, because she applies her in-depth knowledge of real estate law to provide objective and swift answers, and she is always available.’