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NautaDutilh

CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE, 120, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 566 80 00
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56 BAB
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Web:
www.nautadutilh.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Luxembourg, New York, Rotterdam

Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

The highly rated team at NautaDutilh is active in domestic, Benelux and international transactions. Standout areas include project finance and financial regulation; in the latter field, Anne Fontaine is the key contact. Elke Janssens co-heads the capital markets practice alongside Nicolas de Crombrugghe; de Crombrugghe and Philippine De Wolf recently advised the underwriters on the Belgian and Dutch law aspects of the Nasdaq IPO by ArgenX. Thibaut Willems and Frédéric Heremans co-head the finance practice.

Next generation lawyers

Philippine De Wolf - NautaDutilh

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

The ‘excellent’ department at NautaDutilh has an impressive track record in public and private M&A in the Benelux region. In one highlight, Nicolas de Crombrugghe advised France-based company Natixis on a proposed acquisition of Belgian fintech company Dalenys. The ‘very experiencedDirk Van Gervenalways adds value’ and is singled out for praise. Other key lawyers in the ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’ team are Elke Janssens and Philippine De Wolf, who was appointed local partner in 2017.

Next generation lawyers

Philippine De Wolf - NautaDutilh

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh is lauded for its ‘consistently high quality’ and for its ability to deliver ‘impeccable results within the shortest deadlines’. The diverse practice excels in financial services, real estate, insolvency and commercial and corporate litigation and also has robust arbitration capability. Stan Brijs is ‘proactive and to-the-point’ and jointly heads the team alongside Sophie Jacmain. Jacmain is advising Artexis as a creditor in the Fisa Decofair bankruptcy. Of counsel Jean-François van Drooghenbroeck is also a senior figure in the team.

Leading individuals

Stan Brijs - NautaDutilh

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh’s team acted on a diverse mix of restructurings, labour relations issues, collective and individual dismissals and corporate support matters. Practice head Philippe François advised FedEx on the sale of the airline operations of TNT Express. Thierry Duquesne is also a senior member of the team.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh provides ‘an impressively high quality’ and, according to one client, ‘we always receive clear explanations, no matter how complex the case’. Stan Brijs is ‘very convincing in negotiations’ and co-heads the department alongside Sophie Jacmain; together they advised the Belgian McGregor and Gaastra retail entities on their restructuring via a court-supervised sale of their activities. The team also regularly acts for creditors and acquirers of distressed assets.

Leading individuals

Sophie Jacmain - NautaDutilh

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

NautaDutilh

Top law firmNautaDutilh receives plaudits for its ‘high-quality, detailed assessments and good response times’. Its impressive client base includes household names including L’Oréal, Lego and Hyundai. IP litigator Tanguy de Haan is noted for his ‘flexibility and ability to grasp the background of the case quickly and to present successful solutions with a lot of attention to detail’. Florence Verhoestraete focuses her practice on the food, consumer goods and life sciences sectors. Philippe Péters heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Philippe Péters - NautaDutilh

Next generation lawyers

Tanguy de Haan - NautaDutilh

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

Didier De Vliegher heads the real estate group at NautaDutilh, which ‘delivers a first-class service’. Its cross-practice approach sees it teaming up with colleagues specialised in finance, capital markets, urban planning and environmental law. In 2017, it advised Midcore on the divestment of buildings from its Markland portfolio, which had been acquired in 2016 in a transaction which the team also advised on. Nicolas de Crombrugghe is also noted.

Leading individuals

Didier De Vliegher - NautaDutilh

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

NautaDutilh

Ken Lioen joined NautaDutilh in August 2017 from EY Law and now heads the tax practice, following the departure of Pascal Faes in April of that year to Antaxius Advocaten. The team regularly assists its clients with tax issues arising in the context of corporate and finance transactions.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 3

NautaDutilh

The ‘very responsive’ team at NautaDutilh is particularly renowned in the renewable energy space. Patrick Peeters heads the department and has notable expertise in public law, environmental law and dispute resolution. Corporate lawyers Nicolas de Crombrugghe and Dirk Van Gerven are active in energy M&A.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

NautaDutilh

NautaDutilh is active in several initiatives for start-up and spin-offs in the life sciences and technology industries. Much of the team’s work centres on M&A, financing and IP. In other work, Florence Verhoestraete acted for a client in negotiations concerning a collaborative research project. Elke Janssens co-heads the practice alongside Verhoestraete.

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IT and telecoms
Industry focus: IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

NautaDutilh

IP and IT specialist Philippe Péters heads the practice at NautaDutilh; in recent work, he advised a Belgian company on a new software distribution agreement.

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