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

Racine's insolvency and restructuring team 'is well known and highly reputed in the market', and attracts praise for its 'no-nonsense pragmatic approach'. Stijn Vanschoubroek, who 'combines sharp legal analysis with a cost-effective approach', led a team that acted as the bankruptcy trustee of BTR Services. The 'truly professional' Joan Dubaere and Vanschhoubroek jointly head the practice, which includes the 'hands-on and pragmaticAnthony Van der Hauwaert. The team was strengthened by the arrivals of senior associates Sien Vermeesch and Rubben Lindemans from K Law and NautaDutilh respectively.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Racine reports an uptick in instructions relating to construction projects, and is also adept at real estate disputes. Isabelle Cooreman is the key contact.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

The 'commercially-minded' corporate and commercial team at Racine stands out for its 'profound experience', 'excellent service' and for providing 'very good value for money'. The department was instructed by Grafton Group on the acquisition of Roussel's shares in the companies' joint venture YouBuild, including advising on ascertaining approval from the Belgian competition authority. The 'committed and solution-driven' Anthony Van der Hauwaert is highlighted as 'a shrewd and calm negotiator'. Stijn Claeys is also noted for his 'pragmatic, hands-on approach and profound legal knowledge'.

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
Dutch
French
English
Spanish
German
Italian
Member of Eurojuris (http://www.eurojuris.net/en)
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Bordeaux
Other offices : Lyon
Other offices : Marseille
Other offices : Nantes
Other offices : Strasbourg