Jean Francois Vanderberghe

Jean-François Vandenberghe

Partner
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Biography

Jean-François Vandenberghe is a partner in the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1994. Within Baker McKenzie, he is the Real Estate Practice Group Leader in Belgium and for the larger part of the EMEA region. He is also member of the Environmental Law Practice Group and the Corporate Practice Group. Jean-François was also the Managing Partner of the Belgian offices from 2009 to 2016.

Practice Focus

Jean-François advises national and international clients on real estate transactions and their environmental aspects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for IRET in the sale to Baloise of four companies owning several office and parking buildings in Aalst

  • Acted for Equity Estate in the refinancing and acquisition of a logistics portfolio in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

  • Acted for Pierre et Vacances in the acquisition of and disposal of Sunparks De Haan NV holding a 500+ cottage park on the Belgian coast (including lease)

  • Acted for GreenOak on the acquisition of a logistics company holding a multi-building logistics site from CBRE GI by Greenoak in the Flemish Region and on the acquisition of a logistics site in the Walloon Region from AG Real Estate

  • Acted for Bayer in the transfer of part of the port concession to Ineos Europe in the Antwerp port

  • Acted for Swiss Life in the corporate disposal of a portfolio of 10 Belgian office properties

Admissions

  • Brussels~Belgium (1994)

Education

  • University of Cambridge (LL.M.) (1994)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Law Degree) (1993)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Degree Philosophy) (1993)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French