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Belgium > Insurance Tier 2Philippe & Partners advises insurers, financial institutions, and intermediaries, including national and international names, on a wide range of issues, including data protection and wider corporate governance issues, regulatory issues, and product distribution, alongside representing in contentious proceedings and litigation. Of note is the firm’s cross-border expertise, particularly relating to Luxembourg-domiciled work, and its expertise in regulatory developments including the IDD and GDPR considerations relating to health insurance. The practice is led by Pierre Moreau , who advises on the full range of domestic and cross-border insurance issues, and Marc Gouden, who handles both advisory work and litigation for a number of insurance industry clients.
Pierre Moreau; Marc Gouden
Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 3Steered by the highly experienced international arbitrator Denis Philippe, Philippe & Partners works with some of the most high-profile corporations and public sector bodies on civil and commercial contentious proceedings, including cross-border disputes and anti-trust damages actions. Marc Gouden’s broad practice encompasses international contract law and tort law disputes, most notably for clients in the insurance and energy sectors. Pierre Moreau – who divides his time between Brussels, Mons, and Luxembourg – possesses far-reaching expertise in insurance proceedings, with recent highlights including precedent-setting policy disputes taken before the Court of Appeal. In addition to heading up the firm’s Dutch-speaking desk, counsel Tom Van Noyen represents a broad array of clients – ranging from banks to trade blocs – in high-profile cases. All named lawyers are based between Brussels and Luxembourg, unless noted otherwise.
- Assisted the European Union in anti-trust damages actions against the elevator cartel.
- Successfully assisted Electrabel in a claim against distribution system operator which failed to fulfil its legal obligations due to a problem that occurred during the migration of the IT system.
- Acted as legal counsel on behalf of Electrabel in a criminal investigation for the sabotage of a nuclear power plant.
- Assisted Electrabel during criminal proceedings, which was initiated in the context of sabotage of a nuclear power plant in 2014.
- Assisted Electrabel in a claim against distribution system operator which failed to fulfil its legal obligations due to a problem that occurred during the migration of the IT system.
- Assisted the Brussels Region in the transposition of the European directives of the Clean Energy Package and on the modification of the Brussels regulation relating to the organisation of the energy markets.
Marc Gouden; Pierre Moreau
Philippe & Partners > Firm Profile
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||Wim Sys|
|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||Wim Sys|
|Insurance and liabilities||Pierre Moreau|
|Insurance and liabilities||Marc Gouden|
|Insurance and liabilities||Quentin de Thysebaert|
|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|
|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|