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Laga

GATEWAY BUILDING, LUCHTAVEN NATIONAAL 1J, 1930 ZAVENTEM, BELGIUM
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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Laga

Highly experienced in national and cross-border transactions’, Laga is noted for its ‘smooth execution of complex deals’ and ‘proactive approach’, which allows it to ‘anticipate new situations and scenarios’. In addition to acting for financial services and corporate clients, it also enjoys well-established relationships with international firms, which accounts in part for the strength of its international practice. ‘Outstanding’ practice head Werner Van Lembergenperfectly combines excellent technical knowledge with a practical approach’. Senior associate Laurent Godts is also recommended.

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Laurent Godts - Laga

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Laga

David Roelens leads the corporate practice at Laga, which has a strong reputation for mid-market M&A, capital markets transactions, restructurings and corporate advisory work. The team handled several significant corporate transactions during 2017, including its role as advisor to Alimax on the sale of ISPC to Sligro Food Group, and its assistance to Sweco Belgium on the acquisition of M&R Engineering, where Tim Baart led the team. Emmanuel Leroux and Benoît Ferón are ‘outstanding professionals’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Laga

At Laga, group head Jürgen Egger has strong experience in commercial litigation, IP, TMT and business crime disputes, while Annick Visschers is the key contact for tax litigation. Clients include Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers and Unibet.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Laga

At Laga, practice head Stijn Demeestere assisted a multinational ICT company with the employment aspects of its worldwide sale of a business division. Newly made-up partner Julien Hick is ‘pragmatic and responsive’ and acted alongside Demeestere to advise a Belgian real estate developer on the sale of a subsidiary. Clients include Honda, DB Schenker and Toyota.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Laga

The group at Laga advises private clients, corporations, public institutions and NGOs on tax fraud, economic crime, international sanctions and money laundering offences. Jürgen Egger heads the business crime practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Laga

A very welcome alternative to the Magic Circle firms’, Laga’s real estate practice leverages the strong reputation of Maximilien van de Werve, ‘who combines sharp legal insight with highly developed social skills and an astute strategic approach’. Its client base extends to all segments of the real estate sector and includes investors, developers and public and private companies. In one recent highlight, the team represented Immobel on the development and sale of the Black Pearl office project in Brussels.

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Maximilien van de Werve - Laga

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Laga

Laga has an active tax practice, and benefits from the firm’s cost-sharing agreement with Deloitte. In a recent case, Annick Visschers and Filip Smet brought a case before the Constitutional Court on behalf of a UK-based company concerning the VAT-exemption of online gambling and cash games, with additional issues surrounding constitutional law. The team works closely with the private client practitioners at its associated firm, including Mathieu Ex, who is ‘a very professional, knowledgeable, skilled and thorough tax adviser’.

Next generation lawyers

Filip Smet - Laga

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