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Philippe & Partners

Insurance Tier 2

Philippe & Partners benefits from expertise across Belgium and Luxembourg, which makes it a clear choice for clients seeking cross-border sector-specific advice on the development of new insurance products and distribution services, alongside regulatory and governance issues. Clients also appreciate the 'availability, know-how and speed of reaction’ of practice co-heads Marc Gouden and Pierre Moreau, who both handle advisory and contentious cases. The 'no-nonsense' Moreau is singled out for delivering 'top-notch legal advice', most significantly on the development and distribution of life and non-life policy products.

Practice head(s):

Marc Gouden; Pierre Moreau


‘Availability, know-how and speed of reaction.’

‘They have developed a niche position as a Belux specialist in the insurance sector. They can deliver excellent, technical and ready-to-use assistance in almost all aspects of insurance and are familiar with the regulators. Although not part of Big Law, they can easily assist in cross-border transactions, providing excellent technical advice up to international standards.’

‘Pierre Moreau is a widely recognised specialist in the insurance sector. He has worked in-house with insurers as well and knows the business inside-out. He delivers top-notch legal advice which always remains clear and easy to implement. Pierre is no nonsense and extremely nice to work with.’

Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Philippe & Partners, the 'hard-working and efficient' team continues to act for a government body in longrunning competition litigation against four prominent elevator companies over the alleged creation of a cartel. Practice head Denis Philippe has 'good strategic insight'. In addition, insurance and energy litigation expert Marc Gouden and counsel Tom Van Noyen are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Denis Philippe

Other key lawyers:

Marc Gouden; Tom Van Noyen


They are always available‘.

Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

At Philippe & Partners, the multidisciplinary energy department has recognised expertise in commercial, contractual and liability matters, particularly during criminal investigations and construction-oriented claims. Its client roster comprises well-known domestic energy suppliers in the electricity, gas and oil sectors, along with producers, distributors and regulators. Name partner Denis Philippe is the key contact and heads a team including power specialist and of counsel Pierre Bernard, as well as counsel and disputes expert Tom Van Noyen.

Practice head(s):

Denis Philippe

Other key lawyers:

Pierre Bernard; Tom Van Noyen

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

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Gambling Jean-François Libert
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Marc Gouden photo Mr Marc Gouden Partner – Avocat à la Cour (Luxembourg) – Attorney-at-law at the Brussels…
Mr Pierre Moreau  photo Mr Pierre Moreau Pierre Moreau joined the firm Philippe & Partners in 2008 and became…
Prof Dr Denis Philippe  photo Prof Dr Denis Philippe Denis Philippe is one of the founding partners of Philippe & Partners.…
Number of lawyers : 31
at this office : 15
Other offices : Liège
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Mons
Other offices : Namur
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : London