Yves Delacroix ranks among the leading real estate lawyers in Belgium. He has extensive experience in handling large real estate transactions, and has particular expertise in sale, sale and leaseback, lease related matters (and other occupational or financial contracts, such as long-term leases, building rights, usufruct, financial or VAT leasing), and in related commercial contracts and construction law issues. Mr Delacroix acts for investors, developers, corporate users and retailers. He teaches real estate law as part of the executive master Real Estate at the Université Saint-Louis and ICHEC. He handles both real estate asset and corporate real estate transactions; he also assists on contentious matters.
He is the author of several publications and teaches real estate law at the University of Louvain (executive master of the real estate programme at the Louvain School of Management). He is described as an ‘excellent lawyer’ among Europe’s leading individuals in Who’s Who Legal (Real Estate, 2017).
Mr Delacroix joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 1990, where he became a partner in 2000 and where he now leads the real estate practice. He is Chairman of the Board of directors of the firm since January 2013. He is also responsible for the EMEA real estate practice group of Lex Mundi, the international network of independent law firms of which Liedekerke is the Belgian member. He has a law degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (1986), a degree in international law from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands (1987) and a degree in business administration from the Louvain School of Management (1988).