Mr Stan Brijs > NautaDutilh > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration, Restructuring & Insolvency, Fraud & White Collar Crime




Stan Brijs focuses on domestic and international litigation. His broad practice and expertise cover insolvency and corporate litigation, (cross-border) enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards, injunctive relief, and liability and insurance disputes. As a member of NautaDutilh’s class actions team, Stan has developed specialised expertise in the rapidly growing area of mass tort claims. His clients include Belgian and international financial institutions and listed companies.Stan regularly publishes on selected topics of insolvency law, the enforcement of judgments and civil procedure.

From 1996 to 1999, he served as an advisor in the cabinet of the Belgian minister of justice. Stan joined NautaDutilh in 2003 and was named a partner in 2007.


Dutch, French and English


Member of the Brussels Bar, member of the KUL’s Institute for Insolvency Law.


Stan graduated from the University of Leuven (KUL) in 1993 and received an LL.M from the University of Chicago in 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Stan BrijsNautaDutilh

The ‘very responsive‘ team at NautaDutilh has a traditional strength in insolvency litigation, and it is also highly capable in handling commercial, real estate, financial and corporate disputes. It is also a strong performer in complex multijurisdictional arbitration cases. In one highlight, practice co-heads Stan Brijs and Sophie Jacmain successfully represented two Moldovan investors in a longrunning dispute with the Republic of Kazakhstan over the recovery of an arbitral award worth over $500m.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

(Leading individuals)

Stan BrijsNautaDutilh

NautaDutilh‘s ‘connections with the ministries and main judicial institutions make it a partner of choice‘ for insolvency and restructuring mandates in the Belgian market. Sophie Jacmain and Stan Brijs head a practice that counts financial institutions, real estate companies and debtors seeking reorganisation among its clients; this includes retailer Celio, ground-handling agent Swissport and toy distributor Asmodée – all of which have encountered difficulties in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Bankruptcy administrator Jacmain is praised for her ‘keen business sense and pragmatic character‘, while Brijs ‘offers really hands-on advice combined with academic insights‘.