Firm Profile > Racine > Brussels, Belgium
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Racine > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘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.‘
Besix Sanotec / Flamant Design
BNP Paribas Fortis Factor
BNP Paribas Fortis Lease
Goldman Sachs International
Hervé Hubert Group
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.
‘Solution driven advice and client oriented with a solid theoretical knowledge‘.
‘Isabelle Cooreman is very pragmatic and goal oriented‘.
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.
Anthony Van der Hauwaert
‘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.‘
Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
Chi Chi’s Belgium
Etablissements Lecrecq Et Fils (KEWLOX)
Fit 20 Belgium
Komatsu Europe International
K-Retail (Kusmi Belux)
Le Pain Quotidien Belgium
Wolters Kluwer Belgium
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: 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.
Published: April 2020
Authors: Isabelle Cooreman Bram Tollet
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Construction laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.
Belgium: Restructuring & Insolvency
Published: May 2020
Authors: Anthony Van der Hauwaert Rubben Lindemans
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Restructuring & Insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.