Simont Braun - Avocats advocaten lawyers


The construction sector is undergoing fundamental change. Both public authorities and private entities are facing increasing environmental regulation and technical demands, such as notably EPB, BREEAM and soil pollution legislation. Operators in the construction sector need to navigate such increasingly complex and specific sets of standards and requirements while remaining competitive. This is becomes all the more relevant with the growing input at regional, national and European level. New structures and associations are emerging (e.g. Bouwteams) to tackle such developments.

In this context, ensuring construction process efficiency requires flexible and responsive assistance to accurately identify the strategic decisions to be made and the legal requirements to be complied with.

Our fields of expertise

Simont Braun offers assistance at all stages of the construction process, from advice and negotiation in construction planning and innovative projects to litigation assistance (including arbitration and mediation).

We represent clients active in all fields of the construction sector: real estate developers, general contractors, commissioners, architects, companies and authorities, private individuals, etc., and adapt our guidance accordingly.

Our team regularly acts in the context of public procurement for both public authorities and private entities.

Our integrated approach and interdisciplinary team provide us with a comprehensive understanding across the range of legal issues, whether advice or litigation in the public or private sphere, via a single team composed of experienced legal practitioners who also maintain active academic position.

As and when required, we represent our clients’ interests before all judicial and administrative courts. The extensive experience of our lawyers ensures a competitive and efficient approach to all cases. Aside from court proceedings, we are convinced of the efficiency of alternative dispute resolution methods and of their ability to obtain a satisfactory outcome. We advise our clients to exploit such channels whenever the situation dictates. Thomas Braun is a recognised mediator in construction matters.

Some recent projects

  • Assisting clients in the drafting of contracts: hotel projects and property development, joint venture contracts, subcontracting agreements, architect agreements, etc.

  • Intervention in the context of public procurement: underground stations, public hospitals and offices, asbestos disposal, etc.

  • Defending clients in judicial proceedings regarding the execution of joint venture agreements, construction defects in execution and planning, building sale contracts, commercial and principal residence contracts, etc.