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Managing Partner: Dirk Wellens
Number of partners: 5 Number of other lawyers: 20
Languages: Dutch, English, French

Firm Overview:
Laurius is a premier business law firm with offices in Antwerp and Brussels, assisting both domestic and international clients across a variety of industry sectors. Laurius’ team is best known for its proactive and creative approach and shows high personal commitment, knowhow and client service.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate, M&A & Private Equity
Management Counselling
Litigation, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution
Real Estate
Commercial
Estate Planning

Corporate, M&A & Private Equity:

2 partners, 7 fee earners based in Antwerp and Brussels
Laurius assists domestic and international clients, offering local expertise on all aspects of public and private corporate transactions. The corporate lawyers have acted in a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, private equity, venture capital transactions, corporate restructuring, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Partners: Dirk Wellens & David Ryckaert
Contact: Dirk Wellens - +32 3 260 88 00
Email: [email protected]

Management Counselling:
2 partners, 7 fee earners based in Antwerp and Brussels
Laurius has market-leading experience and has developed specific know-how on the negotiation and implementation of management incentive schemes in prominent LBO transactions.
Partners: Dirk Wellens & David Ryckaert
Contact: Dirk Wellens - +32 3 260 88 00
Email: [email protected]

Litigation, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 7 fee earners based in Antwerp Laurius handles business to business litigation for both domestic and international clients across a variety of industry sectors, including IT, precious metals, healthcare, dredging and marine engineering, chemicals, manufacturing and food and beverage, energy, as well as work for individuals. The firm has specific and extensive expertise in shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition disputes, asset recovery, banking and financial law disputes, commercial disputes related to agency, distribution, supply and IT agreements and complex litigation in general.
Partners: Bert Luyten & Karen Vermaere
Contact: Bert Luyten - +32 3 260 88 00
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 2 fee earners based in Brussels
Laurius has comprehensive experience, expertise and market knowledge in transactions involving retail property, warehouses and industrial real estate, student accommodation, senior care real estate, offices, hotels, car parks and residential properties. Laurius assists clients in negotiating and drafting agreements for the transfer of real estate and of real estate companies and also ensures real estate due diligence. Laurius takes care of the redaction of lease contracts and provides advice with respect to real estate structuring and property rights, regarding joint ventures and real estate financing and represents client’s interests in real estate litigation.
Partners: Michael Bollen
Contact: Michael Bollen - +32 2 313 87 87
Email: [email protected]

Commercial: 1 partner, 2 fee earners based in Antwerp
Laurius has market-leading experience in drafting commercial and partnership agreements including agency, distribution and licensing agreements.
Partners: Karen Vermaere
Contact: Karen Vermaere - +32 3 260 88 00
Email: [email protected]

Estate Planning:
1 partner, 2 fee earners based in Antwerp
Laurius advises on the structuring, management and transfer of family assets and assists in the context of inheritance planning and succession disputes.
Partners: Dirk Wellens
Contact: Dirk Wellens - +32 3 260 88 00
Email: [email protected]

Partners:
Bert Luyten – Antwerp
Dirk Wellens – Antwerp
David Ryckaert – Brussels
Michael Bollen – Brussels
Karen Vermaere – Antwerp

Fee Earners:
Arnaud Vanitterbeek – Brussels
Bob Roels – Antwerp
Philippe Loix – Brussels
Eline Verelst – Antwerp
Gerrit Hendrikx– Antwerp
Stephanie Joris – Antwerp
Ayse Özkan – Antwerp
Lancelot Clément de Cléty, Matthias Verschaffel – Antwerp
Rainier Van Ghyseghem – Antwerp
Zeno Vanregemorter – Antwerp
Sandro Christiaens – Brussels
Claudia Bijnens – Brussels
Charlotte Wilmssen – Antwerp
Quinten Helsen – Antwerp
Lucas Van Geel – Antwerp