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McGuireWoods LLP

RUE DES COLONIES 56, BOX 3, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 629 42 11
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Belgium

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

McGuireWoods LLP

Very solid firmMcGuireWoods LLP has ‘a good international corporate practice’, which advised biotech company Pluriomics on a €1.5m investment by various investment funds. Practice head Timothy Speelman and Hubert André-Dumont are names to note.

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

McGuireWoods LLP

Trade defence is a mainstay of the practice at McGuireWoods LLP, which has also experienced a notable uptick in customs work. Vassilis Akritidis heads the team, which also advises on export controls and trade sanctions, market access and regional trade agreements.Yves Melin joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP in 2017.

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

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP provides ‘well thought out’ advice on real estate transactions and disputes. Recent work includes assisting Gates Europe with the sale of various plots of land. Department head Steven Ongena and counsel Pol Cools are names to note.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms
Industry focus: IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

McGuireWoods LLP

Qualified to practise in Belgium and France, the Brussels-based IT lawyers at McGuireWoods LLP are valued for their ‘outstanding level of service’ and ‘sophisticated legal engineering’. The firm has notable expertise in cloud computing, data security and data breaches. Active clients include IP Nexia and eGentic. Practice head Paul van den Bulck shows ‘creativity and personal commitment’; he regularly arbitrates in IT and IP disputes.

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Manufacturing
Industry focus: manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP represents a wide range of high-profile manufacturers, mostly in trade defence investigations. Recent work includes representing Viraj, a manufacturer of stainless steel products, in several investigations and court cases, including an EU anti-absorption investigation concerning imports of stainless steel wires. Vassilis Akritidis heads the firm’s European international trade team.

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Retail
Industry focus: retail - ranked: tier 1

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP provides ‘very professional and proactive’ service in the retail sector, where it handles real estate mandates, transactions and tax-related disputes. Recent work includes representing American retailer Claire’s in various matters regarding its stores in Ostend. Clients also include New Look and Retif Belgium. Practice head Steven Ongena, who ‘has a good knowledge of the sector’, handles contentious matters and retail transactions. Counsel Pol Cools is another name to note.

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