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The firm

Established in 2011 by Guy Rulkin and Adrien Hanoteau (each enjoying ten years of professional experience in international business law firms), Rulkin and Partners is an independent Belgian business law boutique offering corporate, transaction and litigation services, in a timely and cost-efficient manner, based on strategic and practical insights.

The law firm offers clear and, where necessary, creative answers, without excessive formalism. A lightweight and professional structure guarantees a personalised approach.

In less than five years, the firm has tripled its size and turnover, developed innovative legal services and joined the AvrioAdvocati network in order to serve the needs of its international clients.

Rulkin and Partners’ practice is based on the following core values: (i) strategy and agility, (ii) dedication and tenacity, (iii) innovation and entrepreneurship, and (iv) respect for the people and integrity.

Rulkin and Partners handles cases in French, English, Dutch, German and Russian.

Areas of practice

Rulkin and Partners assists companies and entrepreneurs with their investments and divestments in businesses, as well as with their corporate projects, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Its services include the legal review, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, but also structuring the transaction itself. It performs vendor or purchaser legal due diligence, manages data rooms, and offers management services for clients preparing for or conducting a sales process.

Rulkin and Partners also assists private equity, investment funds and private investors in their formation, capital raising, management and various organisational matters. It is experienced in providing structuring, legal advice (fund regulations, investor subscriptions, etc) and document drafting services on all aspects of the fund business.

Rulkin and Partners assists its clients in a broad range of corporate litigation matters, including securities litigation, shareholders’ and joint venture disputes, directors’ liability, etc, where its litigation team can take advantage of its in-depth understanding of the mechanics of corporate transactions.

Rulkin and Partners deals with various commercial disputes arising in the context of co-operation or service agreements, commercial leases, manufacturing, purchases and sales, (cross-border) debt recovery, agency, franchising, etc.

It serves parties confronted with insolvency proceedings or bankruptcy of its debtors, and provides assistance to companies and their stakeholders in restructurings and insolvency situations.

The firm acts for a mixture of international companies, SMEs, start-ups and foreign law firms, with a focus on businesses active in the industrial, IT, car distribution, gambling, leisure and luxury sectors.

Last but not least, Rulkin and Partners has also developed a legal boutique expertise in the fine art, music, cinema and cultural industry as it provides business law assistance to clients active in this sector.

  • Number of lawyers: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Member
  • AvrioAdvocati (

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