Henri d'Ursel is head of the Brussels real estate practice. Henri's expertise encompasses all aspects of real estate law, including acquisitions, sales, reorganisations and developments. He focuses on significant transactions for leading market players in both the domestic and international markets.
Henri's work products cover all stages of the property life cycle. His client base includes large international real estate investment companies, funds, and hospitality and leisure players, as well as family investment trusts.
- Advised AIMCO on the purchase of 100% of the shares in the company which owns the Docks shopping centre in Brussels.
- Advised ATREAM and Home Invest on the acquisition of the Sun Parks leisure park in De Haan on the Belgian coast.
- Advised Primonial on the acquisition of 75% of Aedifica’s apartment portfolio.
Clifford Chance advised Patrizia on the acquisition of the distinctive AIRE office building located in Luxembourg
21 April 2020
Clifford Chance advised Firce Capital on the acquisition of one of Luxembourg's biggest shopping centers
11 March 2020
Clifford Chance advised ICN Development, BESIX RED and TRALUX Immobilier on the structuring, acquisition and financing of the Villeroy & Boch site in Luxembourg.
20 February 2020
Clifford Chance a conseillé Covivio dans le cadre de l'acquisition d'une participation de 32% dans un portefeuille de 32 hôtels Accor en France et en Belgique
10 July 2019
Clifford Chance advises AEW Europe, in partnership with CIC, on the acquisition and the financing of the "Celsius" portfolio
16 July 2015
Clifford Chance conseille AEW Europe, en partenariat avec China Investment Corporation, sur l'acquisition et le financement du portefeuille "Celsius"
16 July 2015
Career and qualifications
- Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Licence in Law) 1996
- Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Philosophy) 1996
- Admitted as an avocat in Brussels 1997
- Joined Clifford Chance 1997
- Counsel 2006
- Partner since 2008
- Ordre français des avocats du Barreau de Bruxelles
Awards and citations
- Hall of Fame
Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Real Estate
- Clients highlight his "intelligence and commercial awareness" and his ability to "foresee things before we ask" as key strengths.
Chambers Europe 2018, Real Estate
- "He is astoundingly astute to our business needs and good at finding solutions."
Chambers Europe 2016, Real Estate