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Fieldfisher Welcomes France Englebert as Partner and Launches Real Estate Practice Group in Brussels





Fieldfisher Expands Its Brussels Office with the Addition of France Englebert as New Partner and the Launch of a Real Estate Practice Group

Fieldfisher is delighted to announce that as of 1 June 2024, France Englebert has joined the firm as a partner in our Brussels office. France, formerly of Linklaters, brings a wealth of experience in real estate law and will head the newly established Real Estate Practice Group.

France is renowned for her extensive expertise in both real estate transactions and real estate litigation. She advises a wide range of clients, from major international corporations to local SMEs, on complex real estate transactional matters, including acquisitions, sales, rights in rem, construction / development projects and leases. France also regularly assists clients in real estate disputes (involving real estate acquisitions, sales, leases, easements, construction disputes, etc.). Her practice is highly regarded for providing strategic and practical advice, tailored to meet the specific needs of her clients. 

With over 20 years of experience, France has built a distinguished career and a strong reputation in the Belgian legal market. She is frequently sought after for her deep understanding of real estate law and her ability to navigate complex regulatory environments. Besides her contribution to legal literature, France also frequently takes part in industry conferences and seminars.

Commenting on this arrival, Jean-Franc╠žois Germain, Managing Partner, said:

 "We are thrilled to welcome France to Fieldfisher. Her arrival marks a significant step in the growth of our Brussels office and the expansion of our service offerings. France's expertise in real estate will greatly enhance our capabilities and provide our clients with unparalleled service in the real estate sector."

France Englebert expressed her enthusiasm with the following statement:

"Joining Fieldfisher is an exciting opportunity for me. The firm’s strong reputation and extensive network provide an ideal platform to develop the Real Estate Practice Group and offer comprehensive legal support to our clients. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and working with my new colleagues."

This appointment brings the number of partners in the Brussels office to 23, further solidifying Fieldfisher's position as a leading law firm in Belgium.

About Fieldfisher:

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world’s most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

Our network has more than 1,700 people working across 26 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, D├╝sseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice, Vienna, and Silicon Valley.

About Fieldfisher (Belgium) LLP:

With more than 70 lawyers (including 23 partners) and 30 support staff members, our Brussels office is a full-service firm specializing in major areas of business law. Our expertise spans banking & finance, corporate and M&A, EU regulatory and competition, dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation), energy, employment, intellectual property, international trade, privacy & data protection, tax, and technology & outsourcing. We provide both advisory and litigation services tailored to meet our clients' needs. We are proud to offer innovative solutions through our alternative legal services, which include managed legal services and legal technology, aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs for our clients.

ESG is a key priority for our firm. As consumer, industry, and political priorities and challenges are evolving, we are here to support and advise our clients in this dynamic area. Find out more about our offering and initiatives here.

Fieldfisher Belgium also serves as the central hub for EU regulatory matters. Our Brussels office hosts one of the largest EU Regulatory teams, providing a strategic entry point to the European Union for legal challenges and policy needs. Our extensive network and close relationships with policymakers, trade associations, and other stakeholders enable us to offer unparalleled insights and services in various expertise areas. Our EU Hub is reinforced by a wide network of offices across Europe, allowing us to combine local expertise with our EU insights.

For more details about our EU regulatory services, please see here.

For more information, please contact:

Despoina Sfyraki, Head of BD & Marketing or

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