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What the team is known for Offers a broad disputes practice, acting for public sector clients and private companies on disputes in the fields of product liability, energy and financial services. Best known for corporate litigation, as well as assisting clients from the food industry with litigation against government bodies. Advises clients on both litigious and arbitral mandates, representing them in cases before domestic and international tribunals. Additionally represents clients in criminal proceedings concerning money laundering and fraud.
Strengths One client reports: "We have a great deal of respect for the way our file is handled and the team's ability to outline and understand the entire situation."
Another client appreciates the "accuracy, efficiency, availability on short notice and business understanding" of the lawyers.
Work highlights Acted for Euroclear on opposition to an asset-freezing procedure, following allegations of money laundering.
Herman De Bauw is experienced in commercial litigation, including class actions within the TMT sector.
Patrick Hofströssler has a broad practice that includes corporate litigation and arbitration, tax disputes and criminal proceedings. Sources highlight that he is "a really smart guy who pleads extremely well."
Tom Bauwens represents corporations in criminal proceedings, with a focus on money laundering and fraud allegations. Market commentators regard him as "technically very strong and a very good advocate in court."