Firm Profile > Janson > Brussels, Belgium
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Janson > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Financial disputes have been especially prominent in Janson's recent caseload; other mandates pertain to corporate litigation, IP disputes, white-collar crime cases and arbitration matters. Practice head and 'top lawyer' Dominique Blommaert 'combines thorough knowledge and insight with a strong personality'; Cédric Alter and 'strong litigator' Céline Masschelein are key contacts.
Intellectual property Tier 2
IP litigation forms the backbone of Janson's practice, often involving a cross-border flavour; the 'very knowledgeable and hands-on' team has been advising well-known clients from the fashion, food, luxury goods, medical and retail industries. The 'pragmatic' Mireille Buydens 'has an incredible degree of knowledge in IP'; she jointly heads the practice with Hans Dhondt.
Environment Tier 3
Janson's environmental law work is handled by the firm's public and administrative law department, which is experienced in advisory and transactional matters, as well as litigation. The group is well placed to serve clients from all three Belgian regions, and further afield internationally, with fluent language skills in French, Dutch and English. Clients of the firm include public authorities, project developers, private businesses and individuals. One name to note in the team is Stijn Verbeke, who has notable expertise in environmental take-back obligations and environmental management agreements, particularly in relation to waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste batteries and waste tyres. Jan Ghysels advises clients on matters concerning town and country planning law, expropriations and environmental criminal law, among other areas. Other key figures in the team are Dominique Lagasse and counsel Béatrice Gribomont, who represented Vzw/asbl Recupel and other non-profit organisations at the Constitutional Court in proceedings concerning taxes imposed in the Flemish and Walloon regions on waste management organisations. Geoffrey Ninane recently made partner.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are able to deliver very accurate, specialist advice in relation to the three Belgian regions. Stijn Verbeke is pro-active, clear in his advice, creative, calm and available‘
‘Proposals of texts (applications, conclusions, …) are transmitted well in advance so that there is sufficient time for us to read them. Invoices are drawn up regularly so that we can follow the time spent properly‘
Employment Tier 4
Johan Kerremans and Jacques van Drooghenbroeck jointly lead Janson's 'very responsive and practical' team, which operates out of both its Brussels and Nivelles offices. Recent instructions for the group have included restructuring matters, health and safety issues and dismissal-related disputes.
Janson > Firm Profile
Janson is an Independent Belgian law firm founded in 1950. Janson offers multidisciplinary and multilingual business law services via 34 partners and more than 60 associates. The firm is based in Brussels, Ghent and Nivelles, and has strong relationships with a number of top ranked firms in the major jurisdictions worldwide.
|Administrative and public||Dominique Lagassefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Administrative and public||Jan Ghyselsemail@example.com|
|Banking and finance||Dominique Blommaertfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Banking and finance||France Wilmetemail@example.com|
|Commercial and company||Marc Dallefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Commercial and company||Cédric Alteremail@example.com|
|Distribution||Laurent du Jardinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Energy and transport||Guy Blockemail@example.com|
|Insurance and liability||Paul-Henry Delvauxfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|IP/IT and market practices||Mireille Buydensemail@example.com|
|IP/IT and market practices||Hans Dhondtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Labour||Jacques van Drooghenbroeckemail@example.com|
|M&A and corporate||Cédric Alterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Real estate||Jean-N Pardonemail@example.com|
|Criminal business||François Koningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Criminal business||Céline Masscheleinemail@example.com|