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Europe Guide 2022
Belgium Dispute Resolution
3
Band 3

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Simont Braun

Dispute Resolution is a major focus at Simont Braun. The firm has a strong dispute resolution department gathering expertise in litigation, international and domestic arbitration, and mediation. Simont Braun’s other departments also count renowned litigation experts in their respective areas of practice. 

Recently:


  • We have assisted the European Commission and the 27 Member States in the landmark judicial proceedings against AstraZeneca for its delays in delivery of Covid-19 vaccines (now settled).
  • We have assisted Test-Achats, the Belgian consumers’ rights defence organisation, in a landmark class action against Ryanair (now settled).
  • We assist DRS Belgium (Deminor Recovery Services) in crucial proceedings gathering more than 2,000 former shareholders of Arco.

Litigation before all courts: 

Our

lawyers

appear before

all Belgian courts

, Benelux courts and the European Court of Justice. Simont Braun is also one of the rare law firms able to defend its clients up to the

Supreme Court


Alternative dispute resolution: Our dispute resolution team has developed a comprehensive offer and expertise as we assist clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Being business- and solution-oriented, we always try to promote alternative dispute resolution modes with our clients.

Class actions: Simont Braun has significant experience in large class actions in various sectors. 

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Dispute Resolution - Belgium
3
Band 3
What the team is known for

Simont Braun is an experienced firm that is particularly noted for its considerable Supreme Court expertise. The team further assists prominent public institutions, as well as both international and domestic private companies, with a host of commercial disputes, including breach of contracts, insurance policy disputes and post-M&A litigation. Lawyers at the firm offer experience acting for clients from the financial services and real estate industries.

Work Highlights

Provided by Simont Braun
  • Represented the European Commission in its dispute with AstraZeneca relating to a perceived delay in delivery of COVID-19 vaccines.

Notable Practitioners

Provided by Chambers
Paul Alain Foriers
N
Paul Alain Foriers
S
Senior Statespeople

Paul Alain Foriers is "excellent in technical aspects and complex cases," according to clients. He is highly regarded for his practice before the Supreme Court, representing clients in disputes relating to the division of powers in Belgium, tax disputes and investment issues.

Rafaël Jafferali
N
Rafaël Jafferali
4
Band 4

Rafaël Jafferali enters the rankings this year having been described by one source as "a really excellent litigator," and praised by a second for being "a very good, thorough and deep lawyer." He represents clients in substantial international disputes relating to commercial contracts, as well as offering experience in class actions.

Ranked Lawyers at
Simont Braun

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Paul Alain Foriers
S
Paul Alain Foriers
S
Senior Statespeople
Rafaël Jafferali
4
Rafaël Jafferali
4
Band 4

Members

Provided by Simont Braun

Béatrice Thieffry

Rafaël Jafferali

Steven Callens