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McGuireWoods LLP

RUE DES COLONIES 56, BOX 3, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Belgium

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

McGuireWoods LLP

Well versed’ in corporate and M&A, McGuireWoods LLP is particularly highlighted for its ‘deep expertise in commercial and corporate laws in Africa’. Among the team’s sector specialisms are mining and private equity. Timothy Speelman is praised for his ‘natural leadership’, as is Hubert André-Dumont for his ‘tremendous experience’.

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

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP distinguishes itself through its ‘deep knowledge’, particularly in the trade defence area, where it is widely revered as ‘among the market leaders for trade remedies’. The team advised Viraj Profiles on several matters, including successfully assisting it with obtaining an annulment of anti-dumping duties on imports of stainless steel wires. WTO matters, customs, trade sanctions, export controls and regional trade agreements are also significant areas of expertise. Yves Melin joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP in 2017. Vassilis Akritidis joined DWF in 2018 as head of the firm’s WTO and international trade practice in Brussels.

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

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP’s workload in the real estate space is divided between transactional, non-transactional advisory work and disputes. The team has a strong governmental practice, and regularly acts for foreign governments on Belgian real estate transactions. It has been advising the government of Québec on numerous matters since 2015, recently assisting with the termination of office leases in Brussels. Steven Ongena heads the department, which includes key counsel Pol Cools.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Information technology
EU regulatory: Information technology - ranked: tier 2

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP provides ‘strong partner involvement’ and ‘incredible response times’. Group head Paul Van den Bulck, who is ‘technically outstanding’, advised a software company on negotiating a new cloud software solution. Data security and data transfer are also key areas.

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

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP’s comprehensive practice has expertise in GDPR, data security issues, international data transfer and sensitive data matters. Department chair Paul Van den Bulck recently advised a US-based multinational on its GDPR compliance project.

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Belgium: Industry focus

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

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP provides ‘sensible, pragmatic advice’ and is highly regarded for data protection, data transfers and intra-group agreements and cloud agreements. For clients with operations in Europe and North America, the firm’s ‘roots in the US and base in Brussels may be considered as a strong asset’. Paul Van den Bulck, Raphaël Krowicki and Morgane Poppe are the key contacts.

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Manufacturing
Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 2

McGuireWoods LLP

The ‘solid team’ at McGuireWoods LLP is ‘competitive and gives good advice’. It advises leading manufacturing companies on issues surrounding export controls, customs and WTO compliance, and has a strong track record in litigation before the European courts. Areas in which the team has a strong following include steel, chemicals, construction and materials, and mining and metals. Vassilis Akritidis joined DWF in 2018 as head of the firm’s WTO and international trade practice in Brussels.

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Retail
Industry focus: Retail - ranked: tier 1

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP has a broad transactional and contentious retail practice, and has developed strong expertise in distribution and franchising. Other specialisms include environmental law and fair trade practices. Steven Ongena and counsel Pol Cools have been providing ongoing real estate advice to a UK retailer with stores in Europe and Asia; recent work included advising on the early lease termination of a store in Belgium.

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