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Osborne Clarke

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke’s team is praised for its ‘responsiveness, knowledge and quality of advice’. Corporate and M&A head David Haex and counsel Hadrien Chef advised a leading international recruitment agency on an investment in a Belgian company. Stefan Deswert leads the commercial practice.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Responsive and practical’, Osborne Clarke sets itself apart through its ‘strong business knowledge’. Group head Thierry Viérin, is ‘a great communicator’; he recently advised Xerox on collective labour agreements. Senior counsel Vinciane Rysselinck is ‘very efficient and commercial’.

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Not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has continued to expand its client base since the opening of its Brussels office in 2013. Highly regarded counsel Ruth Wirtz leads the not-for-profit practice group, which supports and advocates for trade associations, charities, hospitals and foundations. The firm’s international network gives it an edge in cross-border work, particularly in restructurings and reorganisations.

Leading individuals

Ruth Wirtz - Osborne Clarke

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Tax - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has developed a strong tax practice since launching in the Brussels market in 2013. As a lean team, its tax lawyers ‘seem to better know their clients and to better understand their needs’; they provide transactional tax support and also provide tax advisory services. Laurent Donnay de Casteau is recommended.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Privacy and data protection
EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

In 2017, Osborne Clarke hired new department head Benjamin Docquir from Simont Braun. Counsel Ann-Sophie De Graeve is also a key contact. GDPR compliance issues provided the bulk of instructions over the past year, but the team also has experience in data security, data transfer and outsourcing.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke, which established its Belgium office in 2013, is well equipped to handle corporate, finance and capital markets transactions and employment issues in the life sciences field. David Haex is noted.

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