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Tax Tier 4
EY Law (formerly known as HVG advocaten-avocats) is part of a much larger international network of legal practices, which spans 80 countries. Its tax team is led by tax controversy specialist Leen Ketels, who assists clients with tax audits, administrative appeals and tax litigation. On a related note, the firm's close association with EY Tax Consultants enables clients to benefit from the full scope of legal and consultancy advice on preventing tax controversies and implementing best practice management strategies. The synergies created by the assocation between the law firm and EY Tax Consultants are also reflected in other areas, including group restructurings, M&A transactions and administrative appeals. In addition to acting for corporate clients, Ketel's team serves private clients in various personal and business tax planning matters. Senior associates Elisabeth De Nolf and Ahmed El Jilali are names to note.
EY Law (formerly HVG Advocaten-Avocats) has offices in Brussels, Ghent and Antwerp and leverages its team of legal, tax and financial advisors to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to corporate transactions and advice. In a recent work highlight, the 'solution-driven, knowledgeable and pro-active' group acted for E.On on its envisaged acquisition of three wind energy holding companies from Vortex Energy Group. Peter Suykens and Tom Swinnen are key names to note and head up the corporate and transactional practices respectively. Antwerp-based senior associate Lindsey Clare provides 'timely, knowledgeable and to-the-point' advice.
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EY Law is one of the top law firms in Belgium, established in 2009. Its enterprising, innovative and solution-based approach has earned it a reputation as an effective force that is highly respected in the market. EY Law is a rapidly growing and ambitious law firm with a no-nonsense mentality. EY Law offers a multidisciplinary approach. Its lawyers are active in all major disciplines that affect businesses. Its privileged co-operation with EY enables it to offer integrated and comprehensive services that address not only the legal but also the tax-related, financial or other aspects of clients’ issues. Furthermore, its industry focus ensures that it has access to up-to-date information and insights spanning a wide range of market sectors.
Areas of practice
Practice groups: the following practice groups provide legal services in, among others, the following industries: corporate and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; financial law; employment law; intellectual property and IT; tax; competition law; litigation; EU law; digital law; data privacy; not-for-profit and charities.
Industries: private equity; banking; government and public sector; real estate; technology and telecommunications; automotive sector; healthcare and life sciences; industrial products; and consumer products.
|Corporate||Joost De Zutter|
|Corporate||Herman De Wilde|
|Tax||Elisabeth De Nolf|
|Controversy||Herman De Wilde|
|Controversy||Margaux Van Opdenbosch|
|Commercial and distribution||Peter Suykens|
|Commercial and distribution||Lieven Bultinck|
|Commercial and distribution||Herman De Wilde|
|Commercial and distribution||Joost De Zutter|
|Commercial and distribution||Lindsey Clare|
|Data privacy||Jan Decorte|
|Data privacy||Angela Nowosad|
|EU law||Steven Verschuur|
|EU law||Kiran Desai|
|EU law||Margarita Peristeraki|
|EU law||Manu Mohan|
|(EU) competition law||Kiran Desai|
|(EU) competition law||Margarita Peristeraki|
|(EU) competition law||Manu Mohan|
|Not-for-profit and charities||Peter Suykens|
|Not-for-profit and charities||Valérie Havaux|
|Mr Lieven Bultinck||View Profile|
|Ms Lindsey Clare||View Profile|
|Herman De Wilde||View Profile|
|Mr Joost De Zutter||View Profile|
|Kiran Desai||View Profile|
|Valérie Havaux||View Profile|
|Manu Mohan||View Profile|
|Mrs Angela Nowosad||View Profile|
|Margarita Peristeraki||View Profile|
|Mr Peter Suykens||Partner||View Profile|
|Tom Swinnen||View Profile|
|Mrs Delphine Vandenabeele||View Profile|
|Giovanni Verkooren||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 2,200 at this office : >40
LanguagesDutch English French
OtherOther offices : Antwerp Other offices : Ghent Other offices : London Other offices : New York Other offices : corresponding offices in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas
CLIENT: Gerrit Verlodt
COMPANY/FIRM: KAZI NV
TESTIMONIAL: Having dealt with many law firms, both domestically and internationally, I was really impressed with the responsiveness and professionalism of the people at HVG Law in Belgium (team led by Lieven Bultinck and Lindsey Clare). We utilize the firm primarily for corporate and company law. They provide excellent advice both in short over the phone as in written consultations and deliver outstanding drafting services, and this always within the agreed upon timing.
CLIENT: Filip Thierie
COMPANY/FIRM: Neste NV
TESTIMONIAL: As a Belgian legal entity acting in an international business model, Neste NV has been very pleased with HVG’s services (team led by Peter Suykens and Angela Nowosad). With HVG’s assistance in subsidiary administration and all related compliance matters, we are able to have a solid corporate governance structure in place. We especially appreciate the pro-active and hands-on advice we receive.
CLIENT: Kenneth Verheyden
COMPANY/FIRM: Artexis NV
TESTIMONIAL: As a fast growing international company, we are very pleased to have the support from HVG Law in Belgium (team led by Joost De Zutter and Ann-Sophie Haghedooren) in our continuous integration process of mergers and acquisitions and related compliance matters. With the support of HVG Law, we are able to efficiently execute these projects within the timelines set.
CLIENT: Filip Vanhastel
COMPANY/FIRM: TVH Group NV
TESTIMONIAL: As a Belgian legal entity acting in an international business model, TVH GROUP NV has been very pleased with HVG’s services (team led by Joost De Zutter and Ann-Sophie Haghedooren). We utilize the firm primarily for corporate and company law. HVG is very diligent and responsive. They understand the working relationship with corporations and have strong understanding of corporate matters and good practice. We especially appreciate the short response time and their solution oriented approach.The team at HVG are friendly and approachable. I would recommend them to any organisation looking for legal support.
CLIENT: Didier Gistelinck
COMPANY/FIRM: Eurofins Scientific Group
TESTIMONIAL: The Brussels HVG M&A team recently supported Eurofins on a M&A buy-side transaction providing excellent support and input (team led by Tom Swinnen and Giovanni Verkooren). Very knowledgeable and with a pro-active approach, the HVG team assisted us with both legal support and overall project co-ordination with the other advisors and helped us to make the deal happen, both pre-closing as well as post-closing!
CLIENT: Taejoon Kim
COMPANY/FIRM: NXMH BVBA
TESTIMONIAL: As a foreign subsidiary, HVG (team led by Joost De Zutter, Ann-Sophie Haghedooren and Chloë Boeykens) has been excellent to provide complicated domestic matters. There have been quite difficulties to coordinate international group matters and timing of issues, but always well managed with HVG. For years of experience with them, we have been very satisfied for their service. Especially, HVG can co-work with EY TAX CONSULTANTS, so this is quite a strength for coordination with business matters linked to legal, and finance.