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KOAN Law Firm

CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE 166 TERHULPSESTEENWEG, 1170 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 566 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 566 90 10
Email:
Web:
www.koan.law
Bishkek, Brussels, Geneva, Paris

Christine De Keersmaeker

Tel:
Work +32 2 566 90 00
Email:
Web:
www.koan.law
KOAN Law Firm

Work Department

Intellectual Property
Data Protection & Privacy
Trade Practices

Position

Partner

Languages

Dutch
English
French


Belgium

Industry focus: IT and telecoms

Within: Industry focus: IT and telecoms

KOAN Law Firm has experience acting for IT and telecoms sector clients in corporate, commercial and IP matters. Agnès Maqua and Christine De Keersmaeker jointly head the TMT practice, which has the capabilities to handle contentious and non-contentious matters. Jan Decorte joined EY Law.

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Industry focus: media and entertainment

Within: Industry focus: media and entertainment

The 'very precise' team at KOAN Law Firm combines its 'deep knowledge of the media and communications sector' with its IT, IP and data protection expertise. The group handles a range of strategic, regulatory, corporate, commercial and contentious matters, with particular experience acting for clients in the advertising, publishing, broadcasting and film industries. Managing partner Christine De Keersmaeker and Agnès Maqua jointly head the team.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Christine De Keersmaeker and Agnès Maqua are the key contacts at  KOAN Law Firm, which handles a range of regulatory, contentious and transactional IP cases from across the Brussels and Paris offices.

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Not-for-profit

Within: Not-for-profit

KOAN Law Firm’s ‘very skilled’ team ‘combines technical knowledge, practicality and thoroughness in its approach to advising non-profits’; it is ‘very responsive and provides clear answers that a layperson understands’. 'Client-focused and perfectionist lawyer' Antoine Druetz heads up the multidisciplinary group, which is 'able and willing to work at short notice, and within short time frames'; 'the coordination between practitioners appears to be seamless'. It advises Belgian and European non-profit organisations and trade associations from a wide range of industries on incorporation, governance, financing, management, M&A and liquidation. Also notable is that clients count on the employment law expertise of Robert De Baerdemaeker, as well as Pierre Willemart’s VAT and tax law knowledge. Agnès Maqua and Christine De Keersmaeker are sought out for their strengths in commercial law, intellectual property and privacy law. Druetz and associate Alix Degrez assisted The Geneva Headquarters of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies with a cross-border group restructuring. Other clients include Science Europe, Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium and Special Olympics Belgium.

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