A&O rejigs Belgium for push on real estate

Allen & Overy has restructured its Belgium office to launch a new real estate department in the region. Although the office previously had real estate capability, it was located in separate departments. The new team will be led by partners Bruno de Duve and Daniel Gillet. Belgium managing partner Barend Blonde said the new team, which numbers 20 lawyers, is part of a global push in real estate.