Dominique Lechien


Baker & McKenzie
Louizalaan 149 Avenue Louise
Brussels 1050

Tel: +32 2 639 36 11
Fax: +32 2 639 36 99


Dominique Lechien joined Baker & McKenzie in 1980 and was admitted to the Brussels’ bar in the same year. He was made partner in 1991. His areas of practice are Real Estate and Construction, Corporate and Banking and Finance. Mr. Dominique Lechien also serves as chair of Belgium’s Real Estate and Construction Practice Group of Baker & McKenzie and as chair of the European Real Estate and Construction Practice Group Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Global Real Estate and Construction Steering Committee.

Mr. Lechien has extensive experience in real estate, banking and financial law, as well as commercial and corporate law matters. He routinely assists clients — financial institutions, funds, investors, developers and various Belgian and foreign institutional companies — on a broad range of real estate, finance, commercial and corporate matters.

The lawyers in our Real Estate & Construction Practice have unrivalled experience advising clients on the largest real estate projects in the country. We help clients with a wide range of real estate matters, including property acquisition, sales portfolio structuring, property developments, lease negotiations, construction agreements, public-private partnerships and public procurements.

We provide both real estate services and tax advice to institutional investment funds, developers, international investors, landlords, tenants, contractors, architects and procurement organizations. The group works closely with our Corporate, Finance, Environmental and Disputes groups within Europe and around the world on property related issues. Working with our network of 250 Real Estate lawyers throughout Europe and the Middle East, we provide clients with fully integrated international services. Drawing on our collective knowledge, we help clients adapt creative solutions to new markets.

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in 74 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

Dominique Lechien is noted for his regulatory expertise and often acts on large transactional mandates. He is chair of the Belgium real estate and construction group at the firm, as well as chair of the European Steering Committee.
Chambers Europe, 2016