“The quality of the research and legal advice is exceptional, as is the follow-up and communication with the client. Most importantly, they are trying to find a pragmatic solution to the problem, rather than making it too complicated. “Benoît Allemeersch is a first-class litigator who trusts his clients and colleagues. He expertly manages and trains his team of intelligent litigators and handles large cases and national arbitrations. The combination of his practice with his academic career and connections allows him to provide excellent advice and keep abreast of legal developments in his field. Pieter currently works as Of Counsel and Knowledge Manager at Van Olmen & Wynant. He is also a senior researcher affiliated with the Institute of Labour Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and teaches comparative labour law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and comparative labour relations law at UCLouvain. In recent years, he has been a lecturer in social law at KU Leuven. Our comprehensive range of services on REACH includes the preparation of legal opinions on the status of certain substances, preparations and articles on all REACH processes; help companies address the different impacts of REACH within the supply chain, consortia, EFSI and data sharing issues, as well as related contractual issues; Assist clients in the development and implementation of chemical advocacy strategies targeting substance evaluation, restrictions or the REACH authorisation process, including related advocacy and legal support; help customers prepare for REACH inspections in the event of enforcement action; and assisting our clients in actions before ECHA`s Board of Appeal, where we have an unrivalled success rate.
“Schoup lawyers are easily accessible, flexible and always thinking about solutions with their clients. The Schoups team has a dynamic, pragmatic and solution-oriented approach and offers a professional and high quality service. It is practically a one-stop shop for those involved in construction and real estate. During the pandemic, Schoup lawyers have maintained their level of service and accessibility. They were one of the first to organise seminars and solutions on how to legally deal with the problems of the first lockdown in Belgium for the construction and real estate sector. Chemicals We probably have the most experienced chemicals legal team in Brussels, with expertise dating back well before the development of REACH. Since 2000, we have supported many professional associations in defending their position under REACH and have been project leaders in the development of ECHA`s guidance document on data sharing. Our chemicals/REACH team also has many years of experience advising corporate customers (chemical companies, but also downstream users and article manufacturers in many sectors) on navigating the maze of REACH requirements. “We are very pleased to be able to continue to count on Jan-Diederik Lindemans as a sounding board for questions that arise in our daily practice. He is always available, has the ability to quickly grasp legal AND business issues and translate them into a viable solution for our business. The progressive Belgian legal market sees healthy competition between international companies, Benelux companies and national companies. Magic Circle and US companies such as Allen & Overy LLP and Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL are market leaders in cross-border transactions and regulatory work, while Benelux players such as NautaDutilh, Loyens & Loeff and Stibbe are also active in a wide range of activities.
Local companies also play a role in transaction work as well as more specialised areas of law such as environmental regulation, permitting, insurance and leasing, including exceptional companies such as Schoups, Lydian and Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick. Government Affairs Our EU Law and Policy practice helps clients navigate and shape EU regulations. The team helps businesses, industry and professional associations and governments understand the intricacies of EU legislation and policies and define their legal strategies to achieve their competitive objectives. In addition, our strength in the cornerstones of EU law and policies that are essential for global trade – competition, international trade and EU regulatory law – enables us to provide tailored solutions to our clients` legal and political concerns. The lawyers in our EU Law & Policy practice combine experience in the private and public sectors and have a differentiated understanding of EU institutions and policies. Our firm represents clients from various sectors in a wide range of cases before the EU institutions and bodies and the competent bodies of the Member States. “Vanessa Foncke is business-oriented, fully available and offers an excellent legal and business perspective.” “The team is very communicative, interactive and very responsive. They respond, explain legalese, implications, and make reasonable expectations. They launched a common platform, a WhatsApp group for a quick return. Conference on AI: legal and economic issues in the information society “Alain de Jonge is an ideal business partner interested in the specific needs of the company for which he provides legal services. This depends not only on the theoretical legal aspects, but also on the feasibility of the solutions and legal framework conditions in day-to-day business.
“The service orientation of the company is really excellent – I always feel that my wishes are fulfilled immediately. Compared to many other law firms operating in Belgium, I think Seeds of Law offers an impressive package, with exceptional legal expertise and a key attitude that the best solution to a dispute is not necessarily obtained in court. This saves customers unnecessary risks and costs. It`s no surprise that the company`s cost rates are always fair and responsible in all respects. “CMS Brussels has an exceptional track record of providing exceptional legal advice to technology companies in a wide range of areas, from commercial matters to sensitive litigation and privacy analysis. Their encyclopaedic knowledge of EU law is truly unique. “Michèle Grégoire is one of the best lawyers in the city. “Seeds of Law`s dispute resolution practice places a particularly high value on alternative dispute resolution and has a particular strength in providing strategic legal advice in the early stages of an issue. A point of differentiation and a real advantage for customers. The focus is always on risk avoidance. When litigation can no longer be avoided, the Seeds of Law team has impressive courtroom skills. The firm represents corporate and private clients before all Belgian courts and enjoys a high reputation in the market.
They have an exceptionally strong sense of precedent and are extremely organized and efficient. “Frank Wijckmans is a very effective litigator, an excellent blend of law and common sense, a considerable authority. Like many Western European countries, Belgium has seen a return to growth after a sharp decline in 2020 and early 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with GDP expected to grow by 4.7% in 2021 and 3.5% in 2022.