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Dr. Benjamin Pirlet

Baker McKenzie BV/SRL


Dr. Benjamin Pirlet is a counsel in the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group in the Brussels office.

Practice Focus

Benjamin primarily advises Belgian and foreign clients on real estate and related tax matters. He has experience in all aspects of real estate matters, including corporate, tax and public law, and primarily focuses on real estate transactions and development projects, as well as tax structuring.

His experience encompasses all types of real estate structures, including share deals, asset deals, split sales, in rem rights, building rights, financial leasing and sale-and-lease-back transactions, integrating both transactional and tax aspects.

He is a regular speaker at real estate conferences, and he teaches and publishes regularly in the fields of real estate and tax law. He has completed a PhD at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) on the transfer of real estate contracts.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for major national and international clients, including pension funds, insurance companies, investment funds such as SCPIs, developers, listed real estate investment companies, international asset managers, public actors and financial institutions.
  • Acted on landmark real estate transactions in Belgium, including IT Tower, Blue Tower, Mobius Towers, former AXA headquarters, North Galaxy Towers, The One and De Brouckère.

Professional Honors

  • Rising Star, Legal 500, 2023
  • Médaille David Constant, First of promotion, 2015 (Fondation Roi Baudoin)


  • Brussels~Belgium (2015)


  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut d'Etudes Européennes (PhD in Law) (2023)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Institut d'Etudes Européennes (Additional Master in Tax) (2018)
  • University of Liège (Law Degree, summa cum laude) (2015)
  • Coventry University (Erasmus Prog.) (2014)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Co-author, Nouveau droit des biens: jusqu'où iras-tu, composante inhérente?, J.T., 2023/28, n° 6950.
  • Author, "De la copropriété à la propriété en volume: évolution des outils", Jurim Pratique, Larcier, 1 May 2023
  • Co-author, "La liquidation et les droits réels in La liquidation et la dissolution des sociétés", Anthemis, December 2022
  • Co-author, "Les droits réels et la liquidation, in La liquidation et la dissolution des sociétés", Anthemis, 2022
  • Author, "Les servitudes de réseau et parkings - Aspects civils et fiscaux", Jurim Pratique, Larcier, 2022
  • Co-author, "Le contrat et les tiers, in Le nouveau droit des obligations (dir. P. Wéry et B. Kohl)", Anthemis, 2022