Number of partners: 14 Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish
Simont Braun is a leading Belgian independent business law firm, whose approach to legal services promotes excellence, flexibility and efficiency.
As an independent law firm with a strong and highly-qualified local base, Simont Braun is best suited to offer its clients bespoke solutions to satisfy their requirements with precision and creativity.
As the firm develops strong relationships over the long term, Simont Braun adapts to its clients’ environment and shares their challenges, needs and concerns. This proximity allows the firm to be proactive and solution-oriented, establishing a comprehensive vision of its clients’ business and strategy.
Among its lawyers, the firm is able to boast recognised specialists with valuable experience in multiple highprofile matters in Belgium. Simont Braun’s lawyers are engaged in transactional and advisory work, as well as in dispute resolution. A number of the firm’s lawyers have academic activities as university professors, lecturers or members of editing committees of renowned legal publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Contracts & Civil Liability
Copyright, Designs, Data Banks, Media
Corporate & Commercial
Digital Finance & Fintech
Distribution & Agency
Financial Criminal Law
Information Technology, E-Commerce, Data Processing
Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public & Administrative Law
Real Estate, Construction & Town Planning
Regulatory & Financial Services
Technology, Media & Telecoms
Simont Braun focuses on the following key practice areas:
■ Business Law: Corporate and securities law, M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, digital finance, restructuring and insolvency. (Sandrine Hirsch, Catherine Houssa, Steven Callens, Axel Maeterlinck and Philippe De Prez)
■ IP/IT, Data Protection & Trade Practices: (Fernand de Visscher, Emmanuel Cornu and Eric de Gryse)
■ Public & Administrative Law: (Manuela von Kuegelgen)
■ Real Estate, Construction Law, Environmental Law, Town & Regional Planning: (Manuela von Kuegelgen and Thomas Braun)
■ Dispute Resolution: National and international litigation before all Belgian courts including the Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court, national and international arbitration and mediation (Paul Alain Foriers, Béatrice Thieffry and Rafaël Jafferali)
■ Tax Law & Labour Law: (Jacques Malherbe and Pierre Van Achter)
■ White Collar Crime: (Jean-François Terlinden)
The firm is active both in domestic and international matters, working for both domestic and international clients and advising a large number of foreign and multinational companies in a broad variety of sectors. Simont Braun also advises foreign law firms on cross-border matters having a connection with Belgium. Simont Braun is the sole Belgian member of The Interlex Group, one of the most renowned international associations of leading law firms around the world. It consists of 48 law firms in 60 countries working on a non-exclusive basis, and is ranked by Chambers and Partners among the ‘Elite Legal Networks’. In the same spirit, Simont Braun has also established close relationships with foreign law firms chosen for their particular expertise in specific areas of law or sectors. Simont Braun’s teams provide assistance in French, Dutch and English, in addition to many of its partners and associates also being able to provide legal services in other