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Simont Braun is a Belgian leading independent business law firm which provides an integrated offer of services in:

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Intellectual property
  • Banking & Finance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Real estate and Construction
  • Public and Administrative law
  • Tax law
  • Labour law
  • White collar crime
International expertise

Our firm has extensive expertise in cross-border and international matters.

Our renowned experts advise major (international) companies both on their largest transactions and on various specific issues.

Our lawyers have substantive experience in representing clients in national and international litigations, before (i) all Belgian courts including the Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court, (ii) supranational jurisdictions such as the European Court of Justice and Benelux courts, (iii) Arbitration panels and (iv) in Mediation procedures.

We practice in English, French and Dutch, and several of our partners and associates also provide legal services in other languages such as Spanish, German and Italian.

Independence and Flexibility

As an independent law firm with a strong and highly qualified local base, Simont Braun is best suited to offer clients flexibility and tailor-made solutions that meet their true expectations.

International network

Simont Braun is the sole Belgian member of the International network Interlex Group, one of the most renowned international associations of leading law firms ranked as “Elite” legal network by Chambers.

The law firms of this network collaborate on a non-exclusive basis. This allows us to keep our independence and flexibility at all times. This is a real asset, since we can notably develop preferred relations, on a non-exclusive basis, with foreign leading law firms depending on what is best for the clients’ needs.

Committed to excellence

One of the characteristics of our firm is the high level of legal expertise of our lawyers, many of whom have practiced previously with large Belgian and international law firms. All of our partners have a wide experience in their respective preferred practice areas, and a sharp and up-to-date knowledge of the Belgian market.

A number of our partners and associates are leading lawyers with academic activities as university professors, lecturers or members of the editing committees of renowned legal publications. Among our partners, we also count former Presidents of the French speaking Brussels Bar, a former dean of the Free University of Brussels School of Law and two lawyers admitted to plead before the Belgian Supreme Court (there are 20 in Belgium).

Legal rankings and Eminent practitioners

Legal 500

Legal 500 highly considers Simont Braun’s main practices, with more than 10 partners recommended:

  • Intellectual Property: Tier 2
  • Dispute Resolution: Tier 2
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Tier 3
  • Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: Tier 3
  • Real estate and Construction: Tier 3
  • Tax: Jacques Malherbe as Leading Individual

Chambers & Partners

In 2017, Simont Braun has again seen its main practice areas recommended and no less than 8 lawyers praised for their work in Chambers & Partners.

Our expertise in Corporate / M&A is summarized as “excellent - good advice, fast and accurate”, with Sandrine Hirsch recognized for her “superb technical knowledge and sharp analytical skills”.

Our Intellectual Property department is “noted for its depth of expertise”, with Fernand de Visscher, Emmanuel Cornu and Eric De Gryse highly recommended.

The guide also praises our Dispute Resolution’s “interdisciplinary team handling disputes involving a wide range of sectors”. It distinguishes Lucien Simont with the highest individual honour (Senior Statesmen) and recommends Paul Alain Foriers as a “truly superb legal mind”.

In Banking & Finance Regulatory, Catherine Houssa is esteemed for her “very constructive and realistic recommendations”.

Finally, we are proud to have in our team Jacques Malherbe, who is one of the two only Senior Statesmen in Tax law in Belgium.

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