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Philippe & Partners

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.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
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
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