Wouter Neven


Avenue du Port 86c b113
1000 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0)2 787 90 82

Email: wouter.neven@lydian.be
Web: www.lydian.be

Wouter is a partner in the Real Estate, Environment & Regulatory practice of Lydian, he heads the Real Estate practice and is co-head of the Regulatory practice. He is also head of the Real Estate Developers & Investors department, co-head of the Public Sector and Wealth departments and a partner in the Energy department.

Wouter’s considerable expertise is in real estate transactions combined with administrative and environmental aspects such as risk evaluation, financing, contract negotiations, funding and fiscal structures. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial, office, large residential, hotel and retail developments, including shopping centres, business parks, hotels, logistics centres, hospitals and residential complexes throughout Belgium.

His extensive experience in guiding government contracts, negotiations with governments and government institutions, and in setting up financing agreements and liability arrangements makes him a trusted adviser to several well-known private and public companies. In this capacity, he provides support on projects ranging from take-over purchases and joint ventures to construction programmes and tax optimizing investments.

Real estate issues are extremely diverse and require expertise in many areas such as construction law, environmental law, tax law, leasing and litigation. Our real estate team has a longstanding and proven knowledge of the real estate sector and is fully aware of the interests of all participants in the real estate market.

The size of Lydian’s real estate team enables us to offer you a full range of services and support, and ensures that your question is being handled by a specialist dedicated to the specific practice area you need. This is proven by our involvement in a large spectrum of innovative and high-profile projects.

Lydian is a full-service Belgian business law firm with an Anglo-Saxon approach to practising law. Through a fine blend of transactional law expertise and litigation skills, we deliver straight to-the-point solutions that add true value.

We listen to what is important and provide practical and personalised advice in a constantly changing world. That requires fresh thinking and tech savviness combined with proven experience. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. We think client-focused, act fast and speak frankly in a language that you understand. We make sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personalities, open minds and a pragmatic bullet point approach.

From our offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Hasselt, we work as an extension of your team. Our lawyers cherish a close client-lawyer relationship, while their sophisticated approach outperforms the service of many competitors. Lydian believes in integrity, authenticity and consistency.

Our mission is to find solutions through excellent legal insight and strong business instinct. That is how we exceed expectations, deliver consistent results and forge long-term relationships with industry leaders.

“Wouter Neven is “very reactive and business-minded,” according to one pleased client. He has wide ranging expertise including construction and PPP projects, as well as corporate real estate transactions. Further clients describe him as “a deal maker.””
Chambers & Partners