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Rankings Real Estate

  • Chambers and partners – Chambers Europe

    Within Real Estate, Lydian is ranked in Band 3 (2023).

    What the team is known for Lydian is particularly active in development, redevelopment and construction mandates. The team additionally represents clients in contentious matters, including liability claims and contractual disputes. The practice advises clients on real estate transactions involving retail portfolios, hotels and office buildings. It also assists with lease agreement negotiations and portfolio management matters.

    "Lydian's team understands business logic, focuses on the key points, analyses risks and solutions and puts forward practical solutions."
    "They are very knowledgeable and always available."

    Work highlights
    Lydian advised BNP Paribas Fortis on the development and construction of its new headquarters in Brussels.

    Notable practitioners
    Dario Petosa is a key contact at the firm.

  • Legal 500

    In our Real Estate and Construction practice, Lydian remains in Tier 1. Bruno Stroobants, Dario Petosa and Anne-Victoire Vandekerckhove are Rising Stars. Jens DebièvreKyoto 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.’

  • Leaders League

    We are thrilled to announce that our firm, Lydian, has been ranked as "Excellent" by Leaders League in 2023. This prestigious recognition fills us with immense pride and serves as a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. It reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional legal services and providing outstanding value to our clients. We are grateful for the trust and support of our clients, which has enabled us to achieve this recognition. We will continue to strive for excellence and uphold our position as a leading law firm in the industry.

  • Who's Who Legal

    Wouter Neven is ranked as "Global Leader" in the Real Estate guide of 2020.