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act FORT holds a leading position in the real estate, retail and hotels & leisure sectors. Our lawyers have a solid track record in those fields.

All lawyers at act FORT are not only specialists in their fields but also have in-depth knowledge of the market and are aware of the ins and outs in the businesses (sectors) of their clients. By working together in multidisciplinary teams, they are able to pool their knowledge, which results in advice that has been scrutinised on all sides and allows us to offer our clients pragmatic solutions. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the market, we are advisors who proactively help to devise solutions, on request and of their own accord. One of the ways we do so is by sharing our knowledge with our clients.

Within the retail sector, for instance, we represent a large number of Dutch and international retail chains, franchisors and franchisees.

In the field of real estate, our Real Estate team has been advising property investors, landlords and tenants, property developers, housing corporations, municipalities and other public authorities for 20 years. We also work closely with contractors, architects, estate agents and civil-law notaries.

We advise hotel owners and operators in a broad sense in the fields of property law and corporate law.

act FORT is ranked in The Legal500 as a Leading Firm in both the Retail (2018, 2019 and 2020) and Real Estate (2020) industry categories.

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The real estate sector has its own dynamics. The applicable laws and regulations are complex, which means that you are regularly confronted with legal issues.

Over the past 20 years, act FORT has established a solid reputation and extensive knowledge of the real estate market. In the fields of both new and existing real estate, act FORT has all the relevant specialist knowledge to guide you through development, investment, lease, purchase and sales processes, including due diligence investigations, financing, permits, contract management, employment law issues, insurance, operation and all other aspects required to make your project a success.

By working together in multidisciplinary teams, our real estate law and corporate law teams are able to pool their knowledge and provide our clients in the real estate sector with the best possible advice.

act FORT is ranked Leading Firm in category Real Estate in The Legal 500 (2020 and 2021).



No day is ever the same within the retail branche. Developments take place in rapid succession. No sector is as dynamic as the retail sector.

That calls for decisive lawyers with a keen understanding of the dynamics of your sector who have represented companies in the retail sector for many years. act FORT is therefore always focused and ready to create and leverage opportunities for and together with their clients.

act FORT’s specialists complement each other and can assist in the development of shop formulas, franchises, restarts, mergers and acquisitions, purchase, sale and lease processes, and human resources and management issues.

act FORT is ranked Leading Firm in industry focus Retail in The Legal 500 (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).




The hotels & leisure sector is exhilarating, the is competition fierce and the consumers are demanding: a complex sector in which you will come up against a great many aspects of the law.

act FORT is well aware of that and provides its clients with the advice they need to stay on top: advice on the construction or alteration of a site, participation in an initiative, an employment law issue, or the articles of association of a new company.

With 20 years’ experience in the world of hotels & leisure, act FORT has established a formidable track record, in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, human resources and management, permits, formula development, franchises, insolvencies, restarts and purchase, sales and lease processes, among others.