Fraud and white-collar crime in Belgium
Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy LLP's group has been handling cases of money laundering, tax fraud, embezzlement, and cybercrime, among other areas. Regulatory investigations and compliance matters are additional core strengths. Joost Everaert leads the team, in which counsel Nanyi Kaluma is noted for her expertise in cross-border money laundering and bribery investigations.
At DLA Piper, key contact Christian Van Buggenhout leads a team that acts for a broad range of clients in matters involving money laundering, compliance, embezzlement, bribery and tax-related issues, to name a few. Deminor and the National Railway Company of Belgium are among its clients. Regulatory expert Bob Martens and senior associate Catherine Gysels are other names to note.
Linklaters' fraud and white-collar crime practice has notable strength in handling cases of tax fraud, bribery, and money laundering, among other areas, for clients from the financial services sector. Cross-border investigations are another area of expertise for the team. Françoise Lefèvre, Stefaan Loosveld and Xavier Taton are the key names. Joost Verlinden moved to Arcas Law in September 2018.
Arcas Law's fraud and white-collar crime practice was considerably strengthened by the arrival of Dirk Libotte, who joined the team from Libotte Law in January 2018, and is very well known for representing companies and individuals from the financial services, insurance, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, transport and telecoms sectors in money laundering, fraud, and corruption matters. In September 2018 Joost Verlinden joined the firm from Linklaters.
Deloitte Legal assists corporations, public institutions, NGOs and private clients from a wide spectrum of sectors with economic crime, money laundering, corporate criminal matters and fraud, with particular strength in handling tax fraud offences. Jürgen Egger is the key name for the business crime practice.
Magda Vandebotermet heads Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick's practice, which has established expertise in representing clients from the healthcare, real estate, environment, food, and public sector areas in a range of fraud and white-collar issues. Senior attorney Kay Goyens is another name to note.
Tax fraud instructions dominate Monard Law's group's recent workload; misuse of corporate goods and money-laundering matters form other areas of instruction. Christiaan Barbier is very well known for handling high-profile white-collar crime disputes, and Tom Messiaen, Frédéric Lettany, and Pieter Helsen are also key contacts.