Stibbe has a longstanding relationship with the Belgian Buildings Agency. We acted as legal counsel to the Belgian Buildings Agency, providing advice on the public law, construction, and project financing aspects for the construction of 4 new prison compounds in Flanders and Wallonia. Financial close for these prisons was reached in 2011. The prison in Haren is the fifth and largest project. Finally, we also assisted and advised the Belgian Buildings Agency with the construction of the new prison building in Antwerp, based on a DBFM (Design, Build, Finance and Maintenance) formula. The new prison building in Antwerp is situated in the Masterplan 2008-2012-2016 for a prison infrastructure with humane circumstances.