Firm Profile > Racine > Brussels, Belgium

Racine
ACCESS BUILDING, KEIZER KARELLAAN 586, BUS 9
AVENUE CHARLES QUINT 586, BTE 9
B1082 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

Litigation boutique Racine has 'a very strong reputation for insolvency' and attracts praise for being 'embedded in local practice and down to earth'. The group is instructed in insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and is frequently appointed as trustee and liquidator in bankruptcies and liquidation proceedings. Practice head Joan Dubaere, Stijn Vanschoubroek, Stefaan Aerts and associate Rubben Lindemans are all experienced in insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Joan Dubaere

Testimonials

Large practice with in depth experience and a real focus on insolvency.

Joan Dubaere and associate Rubben Lindemans have a pragmatic approach and propose practical solutions for clients.

Racine has a strong reputation in the area of insolvency law. With a considerable number of accredited bankruptcy administrators within this firm, it is the go-to firm when dealing with insolvency situations. Their combined practical experience is unrivalled by any other Belgian law firm.

Stefaan Aerts stands out as having a commercially astute and very hands on approach.

Stefaan Aerts is a talented lawyer with a hands-on approach, which is highly valued by clients. His advice is always clear and straightforward. It is also a pleasure working with someone who is this available and responsive.

Rubben Lindemans has also built a strong reputation as one of the rising stars in the insolvency landscape. I look forward to working with him.

Key clients

Banco Bilbao

Besix Sanotec / Flamant Design

BNP Paribas Fortis Factor

BNP Paribas Fortis Lease

BTR Services

Flamant Group

Global Investments

Goldman Sachs International

Hervé Hubert Group

Johnson Controls

Majestic Hotels

Microfibres

Primmoser

Unico

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Racine's 'very professional' team provides 'sound legal advice' to clients regarding real estate disputes, and has also been handling acquisition mandates. The 'eloquent' Isabelle Cooreman is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Isabelle Cooreman

Testimonials

Solution driven advice and client oriented with a solid theoretical knowledge‘.

Isabelle Cooreman is very pragmatic and goal oriented‘.

 

Key clients

Infrabel

Beliris

Aura Estates

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Racine's 'very agile' corporate and commercial team attracts praise for its 'hands-on approach, outstanding knowledge of the local market and its ability to access its cross-border network'. Practice head Anthony Van der Hauwaert has a broad practice with experience in corporate, M&A and private equity transactions as well as real estate and employment matters. Stijn Claeys is a key name to note for commercial and competition advice, particularly in the retail sector.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Van der Hauwaert

Testimonials

Stijn Claeys and his team offer a hands-on approach, efficient meetings and get straight to the core of the problem.

Stijn Claeys captures the problem or legal issue very quickly and builds a practical response with the client’s specifics in mind.

The team is well acquainted with the Belgian Market and knows the right people at the right place. They work with a lot of discretion.

Stijn Vanschoubroek was very much available and helped out on a daily basis. He is a great person to work with: direct, interactive, no-nonsense.

Key clients

3M

Ashland

Belmodo

Belourthe

Borgerhoff & Lamberigts

Brico Belgium

Chi Chi’s Belgium

Cintas

Credendo

Demeyere

Erima Gmbh

Etablissements Lecrecq Et Fils (KEWLOX)

Eurofit

Fit 20 Belgium

Grafton

Identic

Inspired Schools

Johnson Controls

Komatsu Europe International

K-Retail (Kusmi Belux)

Le Pain Quotidien Belgium

Manutan

Mary

Matexi

Nipro Europe

Organic Concept

Premiumstock

Profine Belux

Royal Auping

Smithers Oasis

Tata Communications

Techem Caloribel

Wolters Kluwer Belgium

Xl Group

The firm: Located in Brussels, Racine is an independent full-service firm which provides legal services in relation to all aspects of Belgian business law. The firm brings together more than 30 Belgian lawyers, most of whom combine a Belgian law degree with a postgraduate master degree from renowned international universities. Our  Belgian practitioners offer clients a complete service on all issues regarding business law in Belgium. The firm’s approach is pragmatic and based on achieving efficient solutions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative law, public procurement and environment Isabelle Cooreman
Banking and finance Anthony Van der Hauwaert
Banking and finance Stefaan Aerts
Competition, e-commerce and distribution Melanie Verroken
Competition, e-commerce and distribution Stijn Claeys
Corporate, M&A and private equity Joan Dubaere
Corporate, M&A and private equity Anthony Van der Hauwaert
Employment Joan Dubaere
IP and IT Melanie Verroken
Liability and insurance Kathlien Vergels
Litigation and arbitration Stijn Vanschoubroek
Litigation and arbitration Stefaan Aerts
Real estate and construction Anthony Van der Hauwaert
Real estate and construction Stefaan Aerts
Restructuring and insolvency Joan Dubaere
Restructuring and insolvency Stijn Vanschoubroek
Number of lawyers : 230
At this office : 30
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