Business law

Business law

Our Business Law department offers a wide range of services to corporate clients that contribute to their appropriate structuring and to the optimal development of their activities.

The services we offer are for companies of different sizes and are personalized to the maximum in order to provide pragmatic solutions to meet the specific needs and means of each individual client.

The department is active both in the field of consultancy and in litigation.

Our clients include both private and public sector companies.

Commercial law

We provide a customized service to our clients whatever their size or field of activity: drafting of commercial contracts, setting-up and operation of relationships and partnerships, agency and distribution, support in launching a business activity or risk assessment and prevention.

Whilst always open to  negotiation, mediation or arbitration, our lawyers are present in courts throughout Belgium and for matters abroad we work closely with our long-standing correspondents.

Corporate law

We assist our private and public sector clients in corporate matters (incorporation, statutory changes, boards of directors, general meetings, bankruptcy, reorganization and  liquidation  etc…).

We also advise our clients on corporate governance and provide a wide range of company and corporate litigation services (shareholder disputes, director’s liability, invalidity suits etc…)

Mergers and acquisitions

Our firm has many years of experience in the restructuring of companies (mergers, de-mergers, re-capitalizations,etc.) as well as in asset and share transactions (sales of shares, options, etc.). We also advise on the drafting of shareholder agreements, joint ventures and other contracts.

Competition law and European law

We provide advice and litigation services in the management of gas and electricity distribution networks, including regulatory procedures.

We represent clients in the submission of complaints and the defence of clients in competition matters before the European Commission or the Belgian Competition Authority and we regularly advise on the competition aspects of benchmarking.

We also advise and assist on obtaining orders for the cessation of violations of rules of European law.

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Business Criminal Law

We provide counseling and litigation in the field of financial criminal law: forgery and counterfeiting, breach of trust, fraud, public procurement, bankruptcy offenses, accounting offenses, corruption, abuse of social assets, money laundering, Afsca legislation.

Arbitration and mediation

Are you looking for experienced advisors to defend your interests in an international arbitration in English in Paris under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce?

Are you involved in an arbitration in Belgium where the CEPANI Rules apply? Are you thinking of starting arbitration in Belgium?

You need to appoint an arbitrator but you don’t know who to choose? Before going any further in an arbitration you want to obtain urgent interim measures? You want to execute an arbitration award in Belgium that you have obtained abroad?

Our law firm has provided assistance in more than 100 Belgian and international arbitration cases.

We have a thorough knowledge of the ICC and CEPANI Rules as well as the Belgian national rules.

Our lawyers have regularly participated as arbitrators in arbitrations organized under the rules of CEPANI or other international arbitration institutions.

Want to explore the possibilities of a negotiated solution?

Our lawyers also practice mediation in Belgian and international business.