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Dispute Resolution: Litigation | Europe

Belgium

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. Johan Verbist
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    Johan Verbist
    Omega Law
    Omega Law | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 17 Years Ranked
    Johan Verbist of Omega Law is admired for his long-standing expertise across a wide range of litigation. He has a wealth of experience assisting clients with civil and commercial litigation, including banking disputes and construction cases. Verbist is also a member of the Supreme Court of Belgium.
  2. Koen Van den Broeck
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    Koen Van den Broeck
    Fieldfisher (Belgium)
    Fieldfisher (Belgium) | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 17 Years Ranked
    Koen Van den Broeck has a stellar reputation for his disputes expertise, offering notable experience in litigation regarding liability claims and corporate disputes.
  3. Paul Alain Foriers
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    Paul Alain Foriers
    Simont Braun
    Simont Braun | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Senior Statespeople | 16 Years Ranked
    Paul Alain Foriers 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.
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Band 1
  1. Benoît Allemeersch
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    Benoît Allemeersch
    QUINZ
    QUINZ | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Benoit Allemeersch is a leading figure in the Belgian litigation market, advising multinational clients on collective actions, shareholder disputes and post-M&A litigation. He also has a growing presence in arbitration, acting as both counsel and arbitrator on ICC and CEPANI proceedings and advising on the enforcement of arbitral awards.
    Key sectors
    Business and Professional Services|Financial Investors|Financial Services|Industrials, Engineering and Manufacturing|Resources and Mining
  2. Hakim Boularbah
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    Hakim Boularbah
    Loyens & Loeff
    Loyens & Loeff | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 | 13 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. He has additional expertise assisting clients with M&A-related arbitration and set-aside proceedings related to arbitral awards.
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Band 2
  1. Jean-Pierre Fierens
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    Jean-Pierre Fierens
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 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.
  2. 2
    Joost Verlinden
    Arcas Law | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Joost Verlinden acts for clients on litigation regarding bankruptcy, competition and insurance disputes.
  3. Stan Brijs
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    Stan Brijs
    NautaDutilh
    NautaDutilh | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Stan Brijs represents clients in a range of international disputes including insolvency proceedings, post-M&A litigation and professional liability mandates. He has prominent experience in the automotive industry.
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Band 3
  1. Dominique Blommaert
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    Dominique Blommaert
    Janson
    Janson | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Dominique Blommaert assists clients with shareholder disputes, as well as debt recovery and bankruptcy proceedings. He acts for a variety of clients including financial institutions, multinational corporations and private individuals.
  2. 3
    Dorothee Vermeiren
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Clifford Chance LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Dorothee Vermeiren offers a wide range of experience advising on cross-border commercial litigation for multinational clients and also represents public sector clients in damages claims.
  3. Hugo Keulers
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    Hugo Keulers
    Lydian
    Lydian | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Hugo Keulers 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.
  4. Ignace Claeys
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    Ignace Claeys
    Eubelius
    Eubelius | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Ignace Claeys assists clients with a range of commercial issues, including contract disputes and leasing matters.
  5. Nicolas Résimont
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    Nicolas Résimont
    Stibbe
    Stibbe | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Nicolas Résimont represents clients in a wide range of litigation, including corporate disputes, contract breaches and construction issues.
  6. Oliver Stevens
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    Oliver Stevens
    Stibbe
    Stibbe | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Oliver Stevens represents clients in high-profile disputes pertaining to insurers' liability, bankruptcy proceedings and contract disagreements. He acts for clients in the energy, private equity and financial services sectors.
  7. 3
    Rafaël Jafferali
    Simont Braun
    Simont Braun | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Rafaël Jafferali represents clients in substantial international disputes relating to commercial contracts, as well as offering experience in class actions. He has experience acting for financial institutions, collective claim bodies and state entities.
  8. Sophie Jacmain
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    Sophie Jacmain
    NautaDutilh
    NautaDutilh | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Sophie Jacmain represents clients in private damages claims, real estate related-disputes and commercial issues.
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Band 4
  1. Alexander Hansebout
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    Alexander Hansebout
    ALTIUS
    ALTIUS | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Alexander Hansebout 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
    2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    "He is a seasoned and skilful counsel to his clients and ensures they receive practical and commercial advice."
  3. Catherine Longeval
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    Catherine Longeval
    Van Bael & Bellis
    Van Bael & Bellis | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 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.
  4. Cédric Alter
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    Cédric Alter
    Janson
    Janson | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Cedric Alter represents public authorities and private clients in state aid disputes and breach of contract disputes, and also acts as a court-appointed mediator.
  5. 4
    Gregory Lebrun
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Gregory Lebrun of Baker McKenzie advises a host of multinational corporate clients on disputes related to insurance, construction and investments. His clients include prominent financial services institutions, as well as tech and luxury goods companies.
  6. Michèle Grégoire
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    Michèle Grégoire
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Michèle Grégoire has a strong practice advising clients on competition, bankruptcy and real estate disputes. She acts for clients from the pharmaceutical, financial services and aviation industries. She is admitted to the Paris and Brussels Bars and often acts on cross-border disputes involving France. Additionally she is admitted to appear before the Belgian Supreme Court.
  7. Olivier Clevenbergh
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    Olivier Clevenbergh
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 17 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.
  8. Patrick Hofströssler
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    Patrick Hofströssler
    Eubelius
    Eubelius | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 14 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.
  9. Sébastien Champagne
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    Sébastien Champagne
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Sébastien Champagne assists with a range of cross-border disputes, including the private enforcement of damages, tax disputes and regulatory disputes in the TMT sector.
  10. Sébastien Ryelandt
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    Sébastien Ryelandt
    Strelia
    Strelia | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 12 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.
  11. Stefaan Loosveld
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    Stefaan Loosveld
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Stefaan Loosveld has a prominent practice defending clients in damages claims, as well as advising on asset-freezing proceedings and garnishment orders.
  12. Thales Mertens
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    Thales Mertens
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Thales Mertens has a strong practice advising multinational clients on disputes relating to insolvency, bankruptcy and restructuring files, as well as post-M&A litigation.
  13. Tom Schoors
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    Tom Schoors
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Tom Schoors advises clients on a wide range of disputes in the tourism, insurance and pharmaceutical industries. He also offers significant expertise in construction disputes.
  14. Xavier Taton
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    Xavier Taton
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Xavier Taton demonstrates a wide practice assisting clients with administrative, regulatory and commercial disputes in the transport and energy industries, in addition to representing clients in class actions.
  15. Patrick Van Leynseele
    DALDEWOLF | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Band 4
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Up and Coming
  1. Maxime Berlingin
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    Maxime Berlingin
    Fieldfisher (Belgium)
    Fieldfisher (Belgium) | Dispute Resolution: Litigation
    2023 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    Maxime Berlingin assists with directors' liability cases, construction disputes and post-M&A issues. He has additional experience in insurance disputes and acts for a wide range of domestic and international clients.