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.

DLA Piper

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

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 LefèvreStefaan Loosveld and Xavier Taton are the key names. Joost Verlinden moved to Arcas Law in September 2018.

Stibbe

Stibbe reports an uptick in instructions involving cybercrime matters, and is well known for handling tax fraud, corruption, and money laundering cases, to name a few areas. Practice head Hans Van Bavel's 'in-depth knowledge of Belgian criminal procedural laws and regulations is outstanding'.

Arcas Law

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.

Eubelius

Eubelius' 'dedicated' team handles a broad spectrum of white-collar crime cases, including money laundering, tax fraud issues, corruption and bribery, and trade practice offences, among other areas. The 'very pragmatic and hands-onTom Bauwens is the key contact.

Deloitte Legal

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.

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

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.

Lydian

Employment, insurance and criminal law are core areas of expertise for Lydian's cross-practice fraud and white-collar crime team. Nike is a key client. Jan HofkensYves Lenders and Hugo Keulers are the names to note.

Monard Law

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.

Verhaegen Walravens

The team at Verhaegen Walravens has a solid track record defending false accounting, tax fraud and embezzlement issues for clients from the financial services, construction, technology and marketing sectors. Philip Walravens heads the practice.