Yves Delacroix, specialised in Real Estate, is the head of the Real Estate & Regulatory Practice.
He has extensive experience in handling large real estate transactions and has particular expertise in sale, sale & leaseback, lease related matters (and other occupational or financial contracts, such as: long-term leases, building rights, usufruct, financial or VAT leasing) and in related commercial contracts and construction law issues. He handles both real estate asset and corporate real estate transactions; he also assists on contentious matters.
Yves ranks amongst the leading real estate lawyers in Belgium. He acts for many international and Belgian investors, developers, corporate users and retailers. He teaches real estate law as part of the executive master Real Estate at the Université Saint-Louis and ICHEC.
Yves has a law degree from the University of Louvain (UCL 1986), a degree in international law from the University of Leyden (Netherlands 1987) and a degree in business administration from the Louvain School of Management (UCL 1988). He also attended the executive real estate programme at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB 2005).
He joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick in 1990 and became a Partner in 2000. He is also responsible for the EMEA Real Estate Practice Group of Lex Mundi, the international network of independent law firms of which Liedekerke is the Belgian member.
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Executive Real Estate programme) 2005
Louvain School of Management (degree in Business Administration) 1988
University of Leyden (degree in International law) 1987
Catholic University of Louvain (Law degree) 1986
Yves Delacroix is ranked in Band 1 in the area of Real Estate. “The highly regarded Yves Delacroix is recommended by a client for his "excellent negotiation skills" and "business-oriented" approach. Delacroix handles a broad range of real estate mandates, advising clients on transactions, development projects and leasing agreements, often acting on matters involving hospitality properties. Another client enthuses that he is "a rock to rely on and someone who offers reassurance in complex matters."” – Chambers Europe, 2021
Yves Delacroix is ranked as ‘Best Lawyer (Belgium)’ in the area of Real Estate– Legal 500, 2021
‘Yves Delacroix: Extraordinary knowledge of law yet very pragmatic. Always available‘. ‘Yves Delacroix, Alexandre Emond and Marie Heyvaert form a hands on team. It is a pleasure to work with them‘. ‘Yves Delacroix and Augustin: their experience, their refined intelligence, their reactivity create a very good background for good results‘. Yves Delacroix is 'totally solution oriented' and 'an outstanding, very experienced negotiator and dealmaker' – Legal 500, 2021
client. ‘Yves Delacroix is the best real estate lawyer for the retail sector I have dealt with. He is highly knowledgeable of the subject matter and a superb litigator.’ – Legal 500, 2021
Yves Delacroix is Recommended in the area of Real Estate. Clients enthuse that Yves Delacroix "has an incredibly strong knowledge of all real estate matters," and "can really make the difference in negotiations." His expertise covers a wide range of real estate matters including cross-border transactions, development agreements and lease contracts. Other clients admire him as "a real deal maker," and "one of the most recognized lawyers" in the market. – Chambers Europe, 2020
Yves Delacroix is ranked as Leading Individual in the area of Real Estate. ‘Yves Delacroix has an incredible strong knowledge of all real estate matters. He really can make the difference in the negotiations‘. – Legal 500, 2020
Yves Delacroix is regarded as a "really good negotiator" by a client, while another source is satisfied with his "client-minded, result-focused attitude”. Other interviewees enthuse: "He really understands our business and he is exceptionally capable of sorting out current issues and helping us to avoid future problems." – Chambers Europe, 2019
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
UPSI (Union Professionnelle du Secteur Immobilier)
Lafitra (Association for Law, Finance and Trade)