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Fieldfisher

L'ARSENAL, BOULEVARD LOUIS SCHMIDT, 29, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 742 70 00
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Fax +32 2 742 71 00
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Belgium

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

Fieldfisher

The corporate team at Fieldfisher¬†has¬†'excellent capabilities, both domestically and¬†internationally'¬†and the ability to 'provide high-quality advice on different kinds of transactions'.¬†Louis-Fran√ßois du Castillon¬†heads up the practice, which is highlighted for providing 'great value for the work done, and partner engagement'. It counts¬†Cementir Holding, Emasphere and LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton among its clients.¬†The 'proactive, solution-driven and knowledgeable' Thomas Lenn¬†is a key name to note; he 'combines a classic M&A and private equity practice with a capital markets practice'.

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Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is perhaps best known for representing EU producer clients in trade defence matters; the group is also adept at handling WTO disputes, customs issues, economic sanctions and export controls. Highlights included practice head Laurent Ruessmann and recently promoted partner Jochen Beck representing the Confederation of European Paper Industries in the Indian anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of coated paper and cardboard.

Next Generation Partners

Jochen Beck - Fieldfisher

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher

At Fieldfisher, recent work includes Eric Cusas acting for CFL, the national railway of Luxembourg, in litigation regarding damage to Belgian national railway infrastructure following an accident. Jean-François Germain heads a group, which also acts for Ecolab, Euroclear and Vizzion Europe. Maxime Berlingin is also recommended.

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EU regulatory: Chemicals
EU regulatory: Chemicals - ranked: tier 1

Fieldfisher

Claudio Mereu's practice at Fieldfisher is notably adept in the EU chemical regulatory sphere; recent work includes REACH, biocide and pesticide matters. Eastman Chemical and Sea Bird are among its clients. Koen Van Maldegem and of counsel Maud Grunchard are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Claudio Mereu - Fieldfisher

Next Generation Partners

Maud Grunchard - Fieldfisher

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EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection
EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection - ranked: tier 1

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher’s team provides 'pragmatic advice' on GDPR, data breaches and international data transfer matters, to name a few areas. The 'extremely efficient'  Tim Van Canneyt is advising Euroclear on its multinational GDPR compliance project; he jointly heads the team with Olivier Proust, who is 'knowledgeable, responsive and very practical'. Proust assists Octapharma with global data transfers.

Next Generation Partners

Olivier Proust - Fieldfisher

Tim Van Canneyt - Fieldfisher

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is well known for its specialty in international employment matters, business migration and social security issues. Department head Stefan Nerinckx provides ongoing assistance to longstanding client Bemis on employment matters, most recently on a high-end dismissal case. Anne Kamp and senior associate Tim Perdieus are names to note.

Leading individuals

Stefan Nerinckx - Fieldfisher

Next Generation Partners

Tim Perdieus - Fieldfisher

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Industry focus: IT and telecoms
Industry focus: IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher leverages its cross-departmental team in handling a range of matters, including outsourcing and procurement projects, commercial and transactional advice, regulatory compliance assistance and disputes in the TMT sector. The group advised Euroclear on IT matters, including negotiating licensing and outsourcing contracts. In another work highlight, the practice acted for Avaya on its dual binding corporate rules applications for both controller and processor status. It was also instructed to handle GDPR compliance projects for several clients including AGC Glass Europe. Tim Van Canneyt heads the technology, outsourcing and privacy department alongside Olivier Proust.

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Industry focus: energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

Fieldfisher

The 'efficient, pragmatic and solution-oriented' team at Fieldfisher is highlighted for its 'in-depth know-how of the energy sector'. The group handles a range of commercial and regulatory matters for its client roster, which includes Axpo Benelux, 3E and Valeco. It acted for Borealis on the development of a large energy infrastructure project at Antwerp harbour. The group is also instructed by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators on legal and regulatory matters across all EU member states. Key names to note include practice head David Haverbeke and of counsel Wouter Vandorpe, who attract praise for their 'regulatory knowledge' and ability to 'translate and interpret regulations in practical cases'.

Leading individuals

David Haverbeke - Fieldfisher

Next Generation Partners

Woulter Vandorpe - Fieldfisher

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Industry focus: media and entertainment
Industry focus: media and entertainment - ranked: tier 2

Fieldfisher

Fieldfisher is highlighted particularly for its representation of media sector clients in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. The group also assists media and entertainment industry clients with corporate and regulatory matters. Stijn Debaene and Hakim Haouideg are representing Studio 100 in copyright infringement proceedings against Greenpeace relating to its use of the client's film footage in a campaign.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Fieldfisher

In a recent highlight, Fieldfisher's IP team was appointed as exclusive counsel to the European Commission on contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, and has been advising the Commission on patent infringement issues. The firm is also representing Levi Strauss in trade mark infringement proceedings against Kenzo. The 'super efficient' Stijn Debaene and 'very responsive' Hakim Haouideg  are the key individuals.

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Further information on Fieldfisher

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Belgium

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Germany

Offices in Hamburg, Munich, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt

France

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Ireland

Offices in Dublin and Belfast

London

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North West

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West Midlands

Offices in Solihull

Legal Developments by:
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  • Is comparative advertising unfair?

    THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE (ECJ) IS IN THE midst of considering questions referred to it by the UK courts in three separate cases that should clarify the law regarding comparative advertising. This type of advertising, particularly when it identifies a competitor or a competitor’s goods or services by referring to a registered trade mark, is of particular concern to trade mark owners as their competitors normally seek to make unfavourable comparisons with their own goods or services, or to take advantage of being associated with the market leader’s brand.
    - Field Fisher Waterhouse

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