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Belgium : Banking, finance and capital markets
Within Banking, finance and capital markets, Simont Braun is a third tier firm,
Simont Braun focuses on financial services regulations and litigation, and recently successfully acted for Banque Degroof in litigation with real estate developer Wilhem & Co. Practice head Vanessa Marquette is ‘available, responsive’, ‘business-oriented and has excellent knowledge’.
Belgium : Corporate and M&A
Within Corporate and M&A, Simont Braun is a third tier firm,
Simont Braun’s corporate team, led by Sandrine Hirsch, earns a strong work flow from longstanding clients such as P&V Assurances and the family holding of UCB, Compagnie du Bois Sauvage. New clients include AXA Private Equity, which David Ryckaert recently advised on the sale of Manacor Holdings to Saveur Group.
Belgium : Dispute resolution
Within Dispute resolution, Simont Braun is a first tier firm,
Simont Braun has an emphasis on corporate, banking, finance, commercial, real estate, and IP or IT matters, and clients appreciate the high level of partner involvement. Paul-Alain Foriers heads the practice, which continued to defend various investment funds and companies in major litigation against the former companies of the Fortis Group. Foriers and Caroline De Baets are admitted to the Supreme Court Bar.
Belgium : Fraud and white-collar crime
Within Fraud and white-collar crime, Simont Braun is a second tier firm,
Simont Braun handles matters concerning money laundering, insider trading, market abuse, offences under tax or labour law, and more general corporate criminal offences. Jean-François Terlinden is highly experienced in representing clients in court as well as advising on preventative strategies.
Belgium : Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property, Simont Braun is a first tier firm,
Simont Braun’s five-partner team is best known for its contentious IP capabilities, but also advises on a much broader range of contentious and non-contentious matters. The key partners are Fernand de Visscher, who focuses on patents, designs, and copyright; Eric De Gryse, who is expert in protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) matters; IP-related competition law expert Emmanuel Cornu; Laurent de Brouwer, who advises on designs, advertising, market practises and unfair competition; and Benjamin Docquir, whose practice focuses on copyright law, licensing, e-commerce, data protection, and IT.
Belgium : Real estate
Within Real estate, Simont Braun is a second tier firm,
Simont Braun’s ‘very good’ real estate, construction and administrative law department advises on town planning, environmental law, public procurement and the broader aspects of administrative law. Manuela von Kuegelgen is ‘inventive and knowledgeable’, and Thomas Braun is another key figure.
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