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Johan Joos, Partner

Johan Joos



Fluent Dutch, English and French

Practice areas

  • Chemicals
  • Construction and engineering
  • Data centers
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Real estate development and regeneration
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate planning
  • Retail

Practice notes

Johan leads the Belgian real estate and regulatory practice, which covers the areas of construction and development; corporate real estate; energy and natural resources; environment and planning; public law, procurement and infrastructure; and real estate investment management.

His holistic and directory-recognized practice cuts across the transactional, litigation, regulatory and strategic management aspects of projects and (direct and indirect) investments/divestments related to the main real asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure, energy and chemicals.

Johan has been involved in many of the largest Belgian, Benelux and EU-wide real assets projects and transactions over the past twenty years, acting for both local and multinational companies and public bodies. He mainly represents clients in the chemicals, construction, energy, hospitality, infrastructure, logistics, real estate and retail sectors, as well as (other) clients active in or dealing with the public sector. Johan has also advised various public bodies on issues that matter to such sectors and has represented clients in sector-related proceedings before both administrative and civil courts.

He is a regular speaker and writer on various legal and strategic management topics related to real assets. Johan holds advanced degrees in business and real estate law, environmental law and real estate management, and is a member of both the Brussels Bar (since 2001) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS - Management Consultancy Professional Group) (since 2012). He is also active in ULI Belgium and other local professional and sector associations and serves as Global Ambassador of Northwestern Alumni Association to Belgium (since 2015). Johan speaks Dutch, English and French fluently.