Last Updated January 04, 2019

Law and Practice

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DLA Piper Nederland N.V. has a market-leading real estate offering: an international multi-disciplinary team of lawyers that can serve client needs globally across the real estate sector. It has over 500 real estate lawyers operating in more than 40 countries around the world and is able to serve clients in key real estate markets, with strongly established teams in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. DLA Piper works with clients through all stages of the real estate life cycle, including planning, acquiring, finding, developing, leasing, completing, trading and divesting. Working through this cycle, the team offers the following services: financing, acquisitions and disposals, asset management, construction, cross-border investment, development, fund formation, joint ventures, leasing, litigation, planning, zoning and environmental issues, public-private partnerships, REITs, restructuring and tax. Lawyers work alongside investors, lenders, developers and managers on every aspect of their real estate activities. They advise on matters ranging from fund formation and establishing investment platforms for clients moving into new markets for the first time to cross-border portfolio acquisitions and restructuring loan facilities secured on assets in multiple jurisdictions.

The main source of private real estate law is the Civil Code (Burgerlijk Wetboek). The main sources of public real estate law are the Spatial Planning Act (Wet op de Ruimtelijke Ordening) and the Environmental Permitting (General Provisions) Act (Wet algemene bepalingen omgevingsrecht).

The main trends have been the growing share of investment in the Dutch real estate market by foreign investors, the expansion of the logistics and residential sector, as well as a focus on intelligent energy-efficient buildings. The total investment volume was a record of EUR19.5 billion.

Significant deals were the sale of the office building known as ‘Atrium’, located at the South-axis, Amsterdam, by Icon Real Estate to Amundi for EUR500 million, the divestment of Hansteen Netherlands B.V.'s Dutch logistics portfolio to a joint venture between Blackstone and M7 Real Estate for a total amount of over EUR300 million and the acquisition of Project Valley by the RJB Group of Companies with a deal value of approximately EUR316 million. Project Valley concerns the development of an iconic building, ‘Valley’, which will be located at a unique location at the South-axis, Amsterdam, and will be fully developed by 2021.

There are currently no proposals for reform that would significantly impact real estate investment, ownership or development, nor are any such proposals being discussed.

DLA Piper Nederland N.V.

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DLA Piper Nederland N.V. has a market-leading real estate offering: an international multi-disciplinary team of lawyers that can serve client needs globally across the real estate sector. It has over 500 real estate lawyers operating in more than 40 countries around the world and is able to serve clients in key real estate markets, with strongly established teams in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. DLA Piper works with clients through all stages of the real estate life cycle, including planning, acquiring, finding, developing, leasing, completing, trading and divesting. Working through this cycle, the team offers the following services: financing, acquisitions and disposals, asset management, construction, cross-border investment, development, fund formation, joint ventures, leasing, litigation, planning, zoning and environmental issues, public-private partnerships, REITs, restructuring and tax. Lawyers work alongside investors, lenders, developers and managers on every aspect of their real estate activities. They advise on matters ranging from fund formation and establishing investment platforms for clients moving into new markets for the first time to cross-border portfolio acquisitions and restructuring loan facilities secured on assets in multiple jurisdictions.

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