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MOLITOR's Real Estate, Zoning & Environment practice

The Real Estate, Zoning & Environment Team at MOLITOR has been involved in many major real estate projects in Luxembourg in recent years.

It assists real estate investors, asset and property managers, developers and operators of commercial property business, owners (private individuals and corporate entities) of lands and properties as well as public authorities with leasing (commercial, office and residential), purchase and sale of land and real estate properties, construction matters, legal environmental requirements, urban development, administrative permits and licenses and joint ownership property.

The team drafts and negotiates contracts and required documentation related to all kinds of real estate transactions, performs due diligence and issues vendor and buyer reports, advises clients on all applicable laws and regulations and assists them at any stage of the litigation process if necessary.

Experts in the practice:

Our services

Acquisition and sale of land and real estate properties

  • Advising buyers and sellers in every stage of the acquisition/sale process, including structuring and negotiating joint ventures
  • Performing real estate, zoning and environment due diligence and drafting buyer/seller reports
  • Drafting and negotiating sales undertakings and notarial deeds
  • Liaising with local notaries
  • Assisting our Corporate and M&A Team with the drafting and negotiating of share purchase agreements

Real estate and urban development

  • Assisting and representing developers, builders, operators, contractors, lenders and owners of existing and not-yet-built real estate properties
  • Drafting and negotiating construction service agreements and any other resulting contracts
  • Advising clients on environmental matters such as pollution and waste management and on urban and zoning regulations
  • Helping clients to apply for mandatory permits and licenses
  • Liaising with local administrative authorities

Property management

  • Drafting and negotiating lease agreements (commercial, office and residential surfaces) and facility agreements
  • Advising landlords and tenants with issues arising from their contractual relationship
  • Assisting clients in every stage of sale and lease-back deals including drafting and negotiating of legal documentation
  • Advising clients on joint ownership and shared property matters
  • Providing solutions to comply with real estate, zoning and environmental regulations in the most efficient manner

Real estate, zoning and environment litigation

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Builders’ and developers’ liability
  • Administrative subsidies issues with regard to environment
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