Real Estate and Construction

We are Stibbe Real Estate and Construction specialists

With our resources, experience and expertise in all aspects of property and construction related transactions, we provide a comprehensive service to all clients.

Real Estate and Construction

As one of the leading real estate and construction firms in the Benelux, we regularly act on landmark real estate developments and on major construction projects, including infrastructure and PPP. 

With our resources, experience and expertise in all aspects of property and construction related transactions and issues we provide a comprehensive service helping clients to get the deal done or solve their problems. 

More specifically on real estate, we handle a broad spectrum of issues, such as zoning and planning, building and construction, leases, corporate structuring, tax and financing. 

Our expertise also covers all acquisition, construction and development transactions, advising on drafting any type of contracts, financing, security, international disputes, assisting in technical expert proceedings, and industrial accidents and fires.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms we provide a range of clients including property developers, financial institutions, institutional investors, public bodies, governmental agencies, end-users, contractors, architects and engineering firms. 

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Experience

Market recognition

Chambers Award 2018

Netherlands Law Firm of the Year

"The service is high-quality and the lawyers are highly flexible"

Chambers Europe 2016, Real Estate chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

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