Simont Braun welcomes new partner, enhancing Real Estate and ESG expertise

Simont Braun, a leading Belgian independent law firm based in Brussels, is pleased to announce the arrival of Joris Beckers as partner in the Real Estate department. With his extensive experience in real estate transactions and a strong focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, Joris will further strengthen Simont Braun's capabilities in these key areas. 

Joris Beckers is a highly regarded specialist in real estate transactions, providing comprehensive advice and guidance to real estate developers and investors throughout the different phases of the real estate cycle. His expertise includes the structuring of real estate (re)developments and investments, the acquisition of real estate properties, the drafting of occupancy-related contracts, and advisory work on contractual matters. Joris is also well-versed in representing clients in court and arbitration proceedings in Belgium. 

Joris's focus on ESG aligns perfectly with the challenges currently faced by the real estate sector in Belgium. The increasing volume of legislation concerning sustainability on federal and regional levels has made ESG a crucial topic for the industry. Joris's deep understanding of the impact of ESG regulations on real estate actors will strengthen Simont Braun’s well-known ability to provide clients with comprehensive guidance in navigating this rapidly evolving landscape. 

"I am excited to join Simont Braun and contribute to the firm's exceptional real estate practice. The real estate sector in Belgium is currently facing significant challenges, particularly in the realm of ESG. I look forward to working alongside the talented team at Simont Braun to provide clients with groundbreaking solutions that align perfectly with the evolving legal landscape and promote sustainable and responsible real estate practices," said Joris. 

"We are thrilled to welcome Joris Beckers to our partnership," said Joan Carette and Tom Swinnen, Managing Partners at Simont Braun. "His extensive experience in real estate transactions, combined with his focus on ESG matters, will further amplify our ability to provide holistic and forward-thinking advice to our clients. Joris's expertise will be invaluable as we continue to tackle the challenges and opportunities in the real estate sector." 

Manuela von Kuegelgen and Thomas Braun, real estate partners at Simont Braun, added, " With Joris arrival, we are solidifying our position as a leading force in the real estate sector. His impressive expertise in real estate transactions and unwavering focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues will bolster our ability to address the pressing challenges faced by our clients. With Joris on board, we gain a highly valuable asset to offer even more effective and innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the sector. Together, we will continue to thrive and provide unparalleled services in the industry.

Simont Braun's multidisciplinary real estate practice, combined with its expertise in mediation and arbitration, enables the firm to provide comprehensive support to clients in various legal matters. The addition of Joris Beckers to the team reinforces the firm's commitment to delivering exceptional legal services in an evolving real estate landscape.