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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
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Web:
www.stibbe.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Luxembourg, New York

Oliver Stevens

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 54 14
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Litigation and Dispute resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Oliver Stevens concentrates mainly on litigation for banks, insurance companies and large companies in the field of contract law, collateral, banking law and the usual commercial agreements. He also specialises in insolvency, seizure and execution law.
Oliver Stevens was a part time assistant of professor S. Stijns at the Instituut voor Verbintenissenrecht of the law faculty of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (from 2000 to 2005).

Languages

Dutch, French, English, German

Education

Oliver graduated in Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1995) and he holds a D.E.S. en droit économique from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (1997)


Belgium

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Hans Van Bavel's group at Stibbe handles a broad spread of work, including corporate and commercial, insolvency, and financial services disputes; cross-border cases are a key strength. Paul Van der Putten, Oliver Stevens and Nicolas Résimont are the names to note. Recent highlights include representing KBC Bank in a dispute regarding the recovery of credit facilities granted to Belgian diamond trader Exelco, which filed for bankruptcy protection in the US; the US proceedings were dismissed.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Stibbe's full-service capabilities and in-depth knowledge of the insurance market ensures that it attracts a strong flow of work from insurers, reinsurers, banks and other clients. Led by practice head Oliver Stevens, its team handles a wide range of matters, such as insurance sector M&A, insurance and reinsurance disputes, the launch of new insurance products, and regulatory advice. Stevens is leading a team - which includes Hans Van Bavel, and senior associates Elisabeth Baeyens, David Verwaerde and Sophie Bourgois - in the advice to Brussels Airport Company on all contractual and insurance matters arising from the terrorist attack at Brussels Airport in 2016. The team also undertakes a significant amount of work for reinsurer Monument Re; recent highlights include assisting the client with its separate acquisitions of ABN Amro Life Capital, the First A run-off portfolio and Aspecta Assurance International Luxembourg. Other clients include AXA Belgium, Belfius Bank, ING, Generali and AG Insurance. Jan Peeters has 'a solid grounding in the regulatory basics, and is also able to provide practical, creative advice in situations that are not clear-cut'; he is 'a wise lawyer to have working for you'. Jan Bogaert is another key figure.

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