Firm Profile > Racine > Brussels, Belgium
ACCESS BUILDING, KEIZER KARELLAAN 586, BUS 9
AVENUE CHARLES QUINT 586, BTE 9
Racine > The Legal 500 Rankings
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 pragmatic' Anthony 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
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'.
Racine > Firm Profile
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.
|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|
|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|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 230 At this office : 30
LanguagesDutch French English Spanish German Italian
MembershipsMember of Eurojuris (http://www.eurojuris.net/en)
OtherOther offices : Paris Other offices : Bordeaux Other offices : Lyon Other offices : Marseille Other offices : Nantes Other offices : Strasbourg
Belgium: Restructuring & Insolvency
Published: August 2019
Authors: Anthony Van der Hauwaert Maarten Bentein
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Restructuring & Insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.
Belgium: Mergers & Acquisitions
Published: March 2020
Authors: Anthony Van der Hauwaert Sien Vermeesch
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.