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Luana Huybrechts

Lead Lawyer

Luana is part of the real estate practice at DLA Piper, specialising in corporate real estate transactions at both domestic and international level. Luana has extensive expertise across various dimensions of the real estate sector. She advises clients on real estate M&A (both share and asset deals), assists investors and asset managers in diversifying their portfolio, guides developers through large-scale construction projects including built-to-suit initiatives and provide support to lenders in structuring and executing property financing arrangements. Additionally, Luana has general expertise in all aspects of contracts and commercial law, particularly aiding multinational retailers in expanding their presence in Belgium. 

Her clients come from various sectors including offices, retail, hospitality, logistics, and healthcare. With her multidisciplinary background and multilingual skills (being fluent in English, French and Dutch), Luana is adept at handling complex cross-border work, ensuring that clients receive tailored solutions aligned with their strategic objectives and operational realities.

Professional QualificationsAvocat registered with the Ordre Francais des Avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • University College London, Master degree in General Management, graduated with honours, 2017-2018
  • Free University of Brussels, Master degree in Corporate Law, graduated magna cum laude, 2015-2017
  • Université Saint-Louis of Brussels, Bachelor’s degree, trilingual traject in association with KULeuven, graduated cum laude the first two years and with magna cum laude the third year, 2012-2015

Prior Experience

  • December 2020: DLA Piper UK LLP, Brussels office
  • 2018- December 2020: associate at Belgium’s largest independent law firm (corporate and finance department)
  • 2016: 1-month internship at a Brussels-based law firm
  • 2015: 1-month internship at a Leuven-based law firm

Additional Information

  • Pro bono: Legal consultant at Quid ASBL, an association created by students to help small not-for-profit associations and students on non-complex legal matters
  • Luana is fluent in English, French and Dutch and handles matters in these languages.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Brussels bar since September 2018