Firm Profile > Philippe & Partners > Brussels, Belgium
Philippe & Partners Offices
CHAUSSEE DE LA HULPE, 181
Philippe & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Insurance Tier 2
Insurance sector work is a bedrock of the practice at Philippe & Partners, whose clients include insurance companies, intermediaries and wealth planners. Equally strong in advisory work and contentious matters, the group has expertise in the development of new insurance products and distribution services. It is also knowledgeable about issues that concern clients' businesses, including regulatory and governance issues, and corporate and tax matters. A distinguishing feature of the team is that it has expertise in sector-specific issues in both Belgium and Luxembourg, which makes it a strong choice for cross-border advice. Marc Gouden and Pierre Moreau co-head the group, which includes counsels Thomas Crombez and Tom Van Noyen, as well as associate Quentin de Thysebaert.
‘The firm has an excellent reputation in Belgium and abroad. It provides clients with personalised and efficient legal advice to the highest professional standards‘
‘Marc Gouden is an exceptional lawyer with extensive knowledge and broad experience of Belgian insurance law. He understands the exact needs of corporate clients‘
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Senior partner Prof Dr Denis Philippe leads Philippe & Partners' team, which reports an uptick in arbitration matters. On the contentious side, the group represents prominent clients from the insurance, energy, financial and corporate sectors, among others, in a wide range of disputes. Marc Gouden has extensive expertise in energy and insurance litigation; counsel Tom Van Noyen is a name to note.
Philippe & Partners > Firm Profile
The firm: Why does Philippe & Partners do what it does? Philippe & Partners is convinced that innovation needs to be prioritised as a driver of progress. What it does is inspired by the root value guiding any law firm’s social role: making the clients’ projects a success.
How does it work? Its foremost priority is to understand the client and what they want. In doing so, it does not see the role of a law firm as solely applying legal rules and regulations, but also as a source of practical solutions in compliance with the law and helping clients achieve their goals. Many of its staff have spent time working in companies, making it easier for them to understand how their customers ‘tick’.
Anticipating legal developments is a further stepping stone contributing to the long-term viability of any legal solution. This is why the firm is not only made up of specialist lawyers, but also maintains very close links with the academic world, with a number of lawyers teaching at major universities across Europe.
Philippe & Partners operates in several countries and all of its lawyers speak several languages. Over the years, it has developed privileged partnerships with international legal networks, who share its own humanist values. This set-up allows the firm to support client projects throughout the world. Philippe & Partners is a completely independent firm, not too large to lose human touch, and guided by top-notch professionalism. While taking care to maintain a healthy financial footing, the firm is able to offer an attractive level of fees.
What does it offer? Philippe & Partners provides an all-round high-quality service in the majority of legal fields. Its in-depth specialised knowledge of law, accompanied by attention to detail, both spiced with a creative approach and a touch of audacity, allow the firm to offer clients what it calls ‘fine art in legal practice’.
By developing specialised teams for each practice area, Philippe & Partners offers tailor-made solutions (eg outsourcing programmes) to national and international companies, public authorities, non-profit organisations and private persons in all main business areas.
Areas of practice: Philippe & Partners is convinced that the knowing the person who asks the question is as important as knowing the answer to the question. That’s the reason why the firm focuses on different industries: insurance; banking and finance; energy; inventors; gambling; tax and estate planning
|ADR, litigation and arbitration||Denis Philippe|
|ADR, litigation and arbitration||Marc Gouden|
|ADR, litigation and arbitration||Tom Van Noyen|
|Banking and finance||Denis Philippe|
|Belgian, European and international inheritance||Victor-Vincent Dehin|
|Employment and HR||Pierre-Yves Materne|
|Energy (electricity and gas) – regulatory||Denis Philippe|
|Energy (electricity and gas) – regulatory||Marc Gouden|
|EU and competition||Denis Philippe|
|General commercial and corporate||Denis Philippe|
|General commercial and corporate||Marc Gouden|
|General commercial and corporate||Pierre Moreau|
|General commercial and corporate||Jean-François Libert|
|General commercial and corporate||Tom Van Noyen|
|Insurance and liabilities||Pierre Moreau|
|Insurance and liabilities||Marc Gouden|
|Insurance and liabilities||Tom Van Noyen|
|Intellectual property, trade practices and ICT, privacy||Victor-Vincent Dehin|
|Intellectual property, trade practices and ICT, privacy||Laure-Anne Nyssen|
|Public law and procurement||Mathieu Clément de Cléty|
|Tax and estate planning||Jean-François Libert|
|Mr Marc Gouden||Partner – Avocat à la Cour (Luxembourg) – Attorney-at-law at the Brussels…||View Profile|
|Mr Pierre Moreau||Pierre Moreau joined the firm Philippe & Partners in 2008 and became…||View Profile|
|Prof Dr Denis Philippe||Denis Philippe is one of the founding partners of Philippe & Partners.…||View Profile|