The firm's Brussels office opened in 2007, and has since grown to almost 50 lawyers and is led by Belgium Co-Managing Partners Jean-François Germain and Claudio Mereu.
The office was praised by clients and peers in Chambers for its particular eminence in the fields of dispute resolution and corporate/M&A, including special commendations for a number of notable practitioners.
Our Belgian Dispute Resolution team were ranked in Band 4 in Belgium, with the team described as:
"[Representing] clients in a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes in the pharmaceutical, gaming and construction industries. The team assists with cross-border litigation, representing clients in contentious competition investigations, distribution disputes and infrastructure projects. Lawyers at the practice also advise clients from the insurance industry on liability disputes.
"The firm enters the rankings this year having recently expanded its team with the hire of the experienced Koen Van den Broeck in October 2021."
The 2022 guide includes personal rankings for two Fieldfisher notable dispute resolution practitioners in Belgium:
Koen van de Broek – "Has a stellar reputation for his disputes expertise, offering notable experience in litigation regarding liability claims and corporate disputes. 'He has an aura of seniority and respectability which is very useful'."
Maxime Berlingin – "Clients stress that Maxime 'shows great skill and insight', and is able to 'very intelligently dismantle complex arguments'. He assists with directors' liability cases, construction disputes and post-M&A issues."
Fieldfisher Belgium also received a Band 5 ranking for its Corporate/M&A practice, which is described as:
"Well-regarded (…) in the Belgian market with prominent expertise in corporate law. The team advises on a range of acquisitions, sales and corporate restructuring mandates, coordinating with its international offices to provide coverage on cross-border mandates.
"Lawyers at the firm frequently act for institutional investors, as well as clients in the pharmaceutical, real estate and energy industries."
Personal recognition was awarded to:
Louis-François du Castillon – Louis-François is Head of Corporate/M&A at Fieldfisher Belgium and is a key contact for clients.
Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in energy and natural resources, technology, financial services and life sciences.
Our network of more than 1,700 expert people spans 26 offices in 11 countries, including our US and China locations, acting alongside our international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines.
A Times Top 20 Law Firm, we are highly commended by the European Financial Times Innovative Lawyers rankings and repeatedly nominated for awards in areas including dispute resolution, public and regulatory, M&A and IP.
Our lawyers are consistently recognised by legal directories as leading professionals in their areas of specialism and we are ranked tier 1 or 2 in a number of our key practice areas.
For more information about our firm, please see: About | Fieldfisher.
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