Transfers of real estate assets

  • Transfer operations or acquisition of assets, rights, and real estate portfolios (industrial or logistics sites, offices, residential dwellings, shopping centers, hotels) including the legal due diligences and structuring phases in addition to advice given at the time of the acquisition or exit.

Construction and Town-Planning — Structuring of real estate developments and projects

  • Negotiation and drafting of construction contracts, notably including real estate development contracts, contracts with architects and engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers
  • Legal structuring of real estate projects (infrastructures, offices, warehouses)
  • Obtention of various construction and town-planning authorizations (building permits, division permits, demolition permits)

Leases and real estate management — collective ownership property

  • Negotiation and drafting of civil and commercial leases
  • Negotiation and drafting of asset management contracts
  • Law pertaining to collective ownership (“droit de la copropriété”)

Environmental Law

  • Environmental audits for merger and acquisition or real estate acquisition projects (environmental risk analysis in particular), management of termination of activity transactions of sites designated for environmental protection (ICPE), reconditioning obligations, etc.
  • Negotiation and drafting of guarantees and contractual environmental clauses
  • Assistance in creating, managing and closing of listed sites (ICPE), negotiations with the DREAL and governmental authorities, requests for authorization or change of operator, etc.
  • Environmental pollution and environmental responsibility

Public Law

  • Public domain law, public service law, public procurement law
  • Expropriation law
  • Public to private partnerships: assistance to private companies in the creating their application file, risk analysis, negotiation and drafting of contractual documentation


  • Real estate litigation, primarily concerning rental relationships (civil and commercial leases), construction, collective-ownership and town-planning before civil and administrative courts.
  • General litigation of business and contractual law
  • Litigation of environmental responsibility

Adrien VERCKEN‘s experience in a number of leading global law firms allows him to handle complex cases at the international level.