Leon specialises in real estate law and related notarial law. He has broad experience in a wide variety of real estate transactions, including advising on commercial real estate transactions, controlled auctions of real estate portfolios, sale and lease back transactions, property development (including advising on joint ventures), urban redevelopment and the provision of security in financial transactions. Leon is also a recognised expert in the field of social housing and he advises social housing associations on subjects as compliance, governance, cooperation with third parties and local government as well as real estate related topics. Leon has acted for property developers, owners, investors, local governments, social housing associations, consultants and lenders.
The 2012 edition of Chambers Europe recommends Leon as a Leading Notary and describes him as follows: "Leon Hoppenbrouwers recently joined the firm from AKD and is "a great notary," say sources. "He's highly capable and stays calm under pressure." He focuses on property development, acquisitions, social housing and urban redevelopment.
"A very technical guy who doesn't lose sight of the pragmatic side of things." Chambers Europe 2017, Real Estate: Leading Notaries.
Allen & Overy LLP
1077 AB Amsterdam
Advising Booking.com on the acquisition and development of its new 72,500 sq.m. new headquarters in the Amsterdam city centre.
Advising Fortress a U.S. investment manager, on the acquisition of the Bishop portfolio.
Advising ING on the internal restructuring of its corporate real estate portfolio in the Netherlands, consisting of acquisitions, leases and lease renewals, disposals and sale-and-leaseback transactions of several office buildings in the Amsterdam region and Arnhem, the acquisition and sale of its current HQ and the development and construction of its new HQ, including tax advice.
Advising Jumbo and its subsidiary La Place on the acquisition of 18 AC Restaurants from GR8 Investments. The acquired restaurants are converted to Jumbo formula La Place.
News & insights
Blog Post: 01 DECEMBER 2021
The FCA’s ESG strategy, launched by CEO Nikhil Rathi at COP26, has a significant focus on transparency and disclosure, and its importance in enabling a market led transition to a sustainable future.…Read more
Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021
The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.Read more
Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021
As the start date for the EU Taxonomy Regulation looms, the ESAs have published their final draft of the RTS for the taxonomy’s product disclosure requirements.Read more
Publications: 21 APRIL 2020
This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in the Netherlands as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.Read more
A very technical guy who doesn't lose sight of the pragmatic side of things
Chambers Europe 2019