Simont Braun - Avocats advocaten lawyers

Town Planning

Every real estate project is subject to receipt of multiple administrative authorisations (building, environmental, heritage and as the case may be socio-economical permits) that define its implementation.
While the administrative phase of a project is crucial, it is at the same time becoming more and more complex, with the volume and nature of regulations and authorities continuing to evolve.

Our fields of expertise


Simont Braun has vast experience in assisting both private and public operators through all phases of the permitting process. As and when required, our team also represents clients before judicial and administrative jurisdictions. Our in-depth knowledge of the specific features of the various administrative procedures enables us to limit the risk of permit refusal or procedural irregularity that could lead to the withdrawal of permits with all the critical consequences this may entail.
Over the years, Simont Braun has established unique know-how in specific domains such as environmental impact assessment, heritage protection and soil contamination.
Our team works with the public authorities on a day-to-day basis, enabling us to anticipate their expectations and, consequently, maximise the prospect of obtaining the required permit.
Our combined expertise in Public & Administrative Law and Real Estate enables us to comprehensively handle the most technically demanding aspects of real estate transactions which also raise town planning and environmental issues.

Some recent projects



  • Advising public authorities in the development of the future metropolitan line (Métro Nord) regarding, inter alia, town planning, expropriation and environmental issues.

  • Assisting a public transportation company in its infrastructure projects, including representation before the judicial and administrative courts.

  • Guiding a major international Belgian company through all legal aspects of its ambitious project to redevelop its headquarters located in Brussels.