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BOULEVARD DE L'EMPEREUR 3 KEIZERSLAAN, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 551 15 15
DX:
43 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.liedekerke.com
Brussels, Kinshasa, London

François Tulkens

Tel:
Work +32 2 551 16 15
Email:
Web:
www.liedekerke.com
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Work Department

Regulatory

Position

Partner

Career

François joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick as a Partner in 2017

Languages

French, Dutch, English

Member

Editor-in-chief Journal des Tribunaux

Education

François obtained a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1983, and received his law degree from the University of Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) (UCL) in 1986, in which year he was also called to the Brussels Bar.


Belgium

Environment

Within: Environment

As a full-service firm, Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick is well placed to advise on the environmental law aspects of real estate and corporate transactions. In addition, its dedicated team provides significant input in the development of projects in areas such as energy, transport and infrastructure. The group, which is 'pleasant to work with' and provides 'to-the-point advice', is also sought out in its own right for specific issues, such as waste management, pesticides, permitting and soil pollution. François Tulkens is leading the advice to the Brussels Capital Region on a number of high-profile noise limitation cases. Other key figures are Dominique Devos and counsel Filip De Preter, who are working with real estate partner Yves Delacroix to assist Ikea with the environmental law issues associated with the development of new stores in Belgium. Total, Vastint Belgium, Bofas and DP World also engage the firm on environmental matters. The practice also generates work from various Flemish public authorities. Vincent Ost and Dirk Lindemans are other names to note.

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Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick handles a range of matters for clients including EDF Luminus, Veolia and Fluxys and is highlighted for its 'in-depth knowledge of multiple facets of European, federal and regional energy law'. A team led by practice head Damien Verhoeven advised Elia on regulatory considerations relating to its infrastructure project for the development of a modular offshore grid. In another work highlight, the group acted for Brookfield Asset Management on the Belgian aspects of its $46bn acquisition of Westinghouse Electric Company from Toshiba Holding. François Tulkens, Olivier Vanden Berghe and Vincent Ost are other key names to note particularly for regulatory, contractual and public procurement advice, respectively. Thibaut Hollanders was recently promoted to the partnership.

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Legal Developments by:
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

  • FSMA MiFID Action Plan announced

    Like in many of our neighboring countries, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) is taking a more persistent approach in pursuing compliance with MiFID conduct of business. In that regard it has announced a “MiFID Action Plan”.
    - Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

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