Astrea partners Dieter Veestraeten and Steven De Schrijver have advised the sellers on the Belgian law aspects of a transaction involving the signing of an agreement on the sale of 100% of the shares in UNITANK to DIF’s Core Infrastructure Fund I and Aberdeen Standard Investments’ SL Capital Infrastructure II SCSp.
Dieter Veestraeten and his team assisted Group Bernaerts, a family owned real estate group based in Antwerp, with respect to the refinancing of its real estate portfolio in Antwerp, Mechelen and Willebroek. The portfolio consists of office buildings, semi industrial buildings and logistic warehouses.
Berry Westhoff, CFO of Group Bernaerts: “We have a longstanding strong and fruitful relationship with Astrea. Dieter Veestraeten is a solid counsel with an indepth knowledge of the financial industry and real estate market. We can always count on Dieter. He is a very responsive, pro-active advisor with an extreme dedication to the job and to us as his client. ”
Astrea has advised Castelmore Group with the roll out of their buy and build strategy in de property management industry, acquiring amongst others JALO BEHEER and BEHEER. The transaction was managed by Frédéric Verspreeuwen and Philippe Willemsens, assisted by a multidisciplinary team at Astrea involved in the different aspects of the deal including on all regulatory and employment law aspects.
We assist clients regarding problems and damages during the construction process. We also prepare all contracts relating to the construction process and liabilities.
We assist clients and handle procedures regarding regional and local taxes, regarding property, permits, empty and abandoned locations, etc.
We assist clients regarding the procedures for permits for windturbines.
We assisted FORD in the past and this year again for the last plot in the sale of the land of Ford Motor Company in Genk to the Flemish Region.
Clients request assistance in completing their requests for permits for large, medium and/or small construction permits. We assist them during the procedure, often after objections from neighbours or when the city council does not grant the permit.
ASTREA advised project developer POC Partners with the negotiations and drafting of all documentation in connection with the restructuring of its shareholding and in particular the exit of one of its founding fathers. The transaction involved different aspects including court procedures and was managed by Marc Van Looveren – commercial litigation partner, Micha Van den Abeele – corporate real estate specialist and Mai Nguyen.
ASTREA advised the shareholders of the Antwerp project developer GANDS with the sale of their shares to one of their main competitors TRIPLE LIVING. This transaction was managed by our corporate real estate specialist Micha Van den Abeele.
Astrea partners Dieter Veestraeten and Steven De Schrijver have advised on the Belgian law aspects of a transaction involving the signing of an agreement on the sale of 100% of the shares in UNITANK to DIF’s Core Infrastructure Fund I and Aberdeen Standard Investments’ SL Capital Infrastructure II SCSp.
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