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Europe Belgium Dispute Resolution: Litigation

The work covers the full course of a dispute such as pre-trial negotiations, documentation and preparation for trial, summary judgement motions, trial, appeals and enforcement proceedings. Priority is given to mandates that result in litigation / alternative dispute resolution, rather than to advisory or preparatory work. The work should include commercial disputes, arbitration and white-collar crime (in some jurisdictions this is a separate section or subsection). In jurisdictions where there are also separate rankings for more specific areas of litigation (e.g. IP, construction etc.) work relating to these areas will be primarily considered in these more specific areas rather than in the general Dispute Resolution table.

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Senior Statespeople
  1. Paul Alain Foriers
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    Paul Alain Foriers
    Simont Braun
    Simont Braun | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Senior Statespeople | 15 Years Ranked
    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.
  2. Johan Verbist
    Omega Law | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Senior Statespeople
  3. Koen Van den Broeck
    Fieldfisher | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Senior Statespeople
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Band 1
  1. Hakim Boularbah
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    Hakim Boularbah
    Loyens & Loeff
    Loyens & Loeff | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Hakim Boularbah is renowned for his expertise representing clients in a range of standout international litigation cases relating to public procurement, shareholder disputes and environmental damages. Clients say that "not only is he clever and efficient, but he has the ability to make complex things simple, which is a great gift."
  2. Benoit Allemeersch
    QUINZ | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Jean-Pierre Fierens
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    Jean-Pierre Fierens
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Jean-Pierre Fierens assists both public and private clients with contractual litigation and bankruptcy disputes. He also acts as arbitrator on ICC and CEPANI arbitrations, including those relating to construction and investment issues. He is admired by clients because "he is very experienced, he sets the right strategic priorities and has a clear vision."
  2. Stan Brijs
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    Stan Brijs
    NautaDutilh
    NautaDutilh | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Stan Brijs is commended by a source for being "convincing before the courts," with the source adding that "he has this authority that really impresses." Stan Brijs represents clients in a range of international disputes including insolvency proceedings, post-M&A litigation and professional liability mandates.
  3. Joost Verlinden
    Arcas Law | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Dominique Blommaert
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    Dominique Blommaert
    Janson
    Janson | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Dominique Blommaert is described by one client as "extremely fluent and convincing," and "very impressive in court." He assists clients with shareholder disputes, as well as debt recovery and bankruptcy proceedings.
  2. Hugo Keulers
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    Hugo Keulers
    Lydian
    Lydian | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Hugo Keulers is praised for being "very straightforward, responsive and very easy to work with" by one client. He is particularly well regarded for his work representing clients from the insurance industry in a wide range of disputes, as well as assisting clients with debt recovery proceedings.
  3. Ignace Claeys
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    Ignace Claeys
    Eubelius
    Eubelius | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Ignace Claeys rises in the rankings on the back of client praise, with one highlighting that "he really thinks three steps ahead, not just one, and outlines everything clearly." He assists clients with a range of commercial issues, including contract disputes and leasing matters.
  4. Sophie Jacmain
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    Sophie Jacmain
    NautaDutilh
    NautaDutilh | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Sophie Jacmain is lauded by one client for offering a "perfect combination of legal expertise and knowledge of economics," which allows her to take a "pragmatic and solution-minded approach." She represents clients in private damages claims, real estate related-disputes and commercial issues.
  5. Nicolas Résimont
    Stibbe | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
  6. Oliver Stevens
    Stibbe | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Alexander Hansebout
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    Alexander Hansebout
    ALTIUS
    ALTIUS | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Clients appreciate that Alexander Hansebout is "always available and patient in explaining the difficulties at hand," and add that "he is a very strategic person." He advises clients on competition and commercial litigation, as well as acting for clients on enforcement proceedings.
  2. Bert Luyten
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    Bert Luyten
    Laurius
    Laurius | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Bert Luyten of Laurius advises clients on a wide range of post-M&A, contractual and insurance disputes. He is praised for being "a very knowledgeable lawyer who is able to have a clear understanding of the case in a short period."
  3. Catherine Longeval
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    Catherine Longeval
    Van Bael & Bellis
    Van Bael & Bellis | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Catherine Longeval of Van Bael & Bellis has a wide-ranging practice advising clients on contractual and distribution disputes, as well as debt recovery proceedings and litigation in the life sciences sector. Sources describe her as being "very pleasant" and "an excellent litigator."
  4. Cedric Alter
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    Cedric Alter
    Janson
    Janson | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Cedric Alter is praised by clients for being "very hands-on, so he gets to know the client, and also very creative and able to make things unique for each client." He represents public authorities and private clients in state aid disputes and breach of contract disputes, and also acts as a court-appointed mediator.
  5. Olivier Clevenbergh
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    Olivier Clevenbergh
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Olivier Clevenbergh acts for clients on post-M&A disputes, as well as assisting clients with internal investigations, shareholder disputes and damages claims. He represents clients from the transport and telecoms industries.
  6. Patrick Hofströssler
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    Patrick Hofströssler
    Eubelius
    Eubelius | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Patrick Hofströssler advises clients from the food, engineering and home appliances industries. He assists with a wide range of disputes, including criminal investigations, insurers' liability and construction disagreements.
  7. Rafaël Jafferali
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    Rafaël Jafferali
    Simont Braun
    Simont Braun | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    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.
  8. Sébastien Champagne
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    Sébastien Champagne
    Jones Day | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Sébastien Champagne is applauded for being "very accessible, flexible and for understanding perfectly the clients' needs and point of view." He assists with a range of cross-border disputes, including the private enforcement of damages, tax disputes and regulatory disputes in the TMT sector.
  9. Sébastien Ryelandt
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    Sébastien Ryelandt
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Sébastien Ryelandt has a prominent practice defending clients in large-scale damages actions and liability cases. He also assists clients with issues around garnishment orders.
  10. Stefaan Loosveld
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    Stefaan Loosveld
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Stefaan Loosveld "advises us very strategically and gives good advice, and has very good connections to the authorities," says one client. He has a prominent practice defending clients in damages claims, as well as advising on asset freezing proceedings and garnishment orders.
  11. Xavier Taton
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    Xavier Taton
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Clients are "really satisfied with the work" of Xavier Taton, stressing that "he offers very good analyses." He moves up in the rankings this year on the back of his wide practice assisting clients with administrative, regulatory and commercial disputes in the transport and energy industries, in addition to representing clients in class actions.
  12. Dorothee Vermeiren
    Clifford Chance LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  13. Michèle Grégoire
    Jones Day | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  14. Patrick Van Leynseele
    DALDEWOLF | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
  15. Tom Schoors
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Band 4
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Up and Coming
  1. Géraldine Scraeyen
    QUINZ | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Up and Coming
  2. Maxime Berlingin
    Fieldfisher | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Up and Coming
  3. Thales Mertens
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    Europe 2022 | Up and Coming