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AVENUE LOUISE 149, PO BOX 20, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 543 70 80
Fax:
Fax +32 2 543 70 90
DX:
64 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.simontbraun.eu

Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Simont Braun

Simont Braun focuses on contentious and regulatory matters. The firm represented various investment funds in a major litigation against the former companies of Fortis Group. Practice head Vanessa Marquette is recommended, as are Sandrine Hirsch and litigator Paul Alain Foriers.

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

Simont Braun

Simont Braun has ‘in-depth knowledge of Belgian corporate and securities law’. The firm assisted online retailer Vente-Exclusive.com with the divestment of a majority stake to Vente-Privee.com. Practice head Sandrine Hirsch is ‘smart and tenacious’. Steven Callens joined the group from Loyens & Loeff and Axel Maeterlinck was promoted to partner.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Simont Braun

Simont Braun’s Sandrine Hirsch is working with practice head Paul Alain Foriers to represent various investment funds and companies in litigation against former entities of the Fortis Group. Foriers and Caroline De Baets are admitted to plead cases before the Belgian Supreme Court. Also recommended are Béatrice Thieffry, Jean-François Terlinden and recent hire Steven Callens, who joined from Loyens & Loeff.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Simont Braun

Simont Braun handles a large number of contentious IP mandates, covering trade marks, patents, designs and copyright. The group represented Heineken in anti-counterfeiting efforts, such as seizures of imitation products. Fernand De Visscher is the key partner.

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

Simont Braun

Simont Braun’s real estate department focuses on regulatory and tax advice, as well as finance-related litigation. Clients include real estate developers, public bodies, private equity firms and investors, among them Eurovia and the City of Brussels. Manuela von Kuegelgen heads the group.

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Tax
Leading Individuals

Jacques Malherbe - Simont Braun

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