Firm Profile > Laurius > Antwerp, Belgium
Laurius > The Legal 500 Rankings
Laurius handles a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, attracting praise for 'thinking on a global scale, but acting as a local firm' and providing 'sound and tailored advice'. The team is split between its two Belgian offices and includes Dirk Wellens and recently promoted senior partner Karen Vermaere in Antwerp, who jointly lead the team with management buyout expert David Ryckaert and real estate sector specialist Michael Bollen, who are in Brussels. Stefaan Wauman joined Schoups.
Dirk Wellens; Karen Vermaere; David Ryckaert; Michael Bollen
‘Professionals with the quality of the global firms, but with more feeling for the individual client and the local practices.‘
‘A mid-sized entity with an international focus for its PE and M&A clients.‘
‘What makes Laurius stand out is the rare combination of being a highly professional, yet very approachable law firm. The team is always accessible and ready to assist, even on short notice.‘
‘Key strengths of the team are client focus, solution focus with the basis of knowledge and technical creativity.‘
‘Dirk Wellens is a trusted advisor with a well-chosen international network.‘
‘David Ryckaert is a highly respected individual with high ethics and great moral values. He is always available and finds creative solutions.’
‘Dirk Wellens is characterized by his eloquence and his talent for developing mutually beneficial strategies for both sides around the negotiation table.‘
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Dispute resolution Tier 4
Laurius' 'very knowledgeable, proactive and hands-on' team 'combines sound legal knowledge with commercial acumen'. The group advises clients drawn from, among others, the construction, IT, energy and hospitality sectors on a range of corporate disputes. Bert Luyten and Karen Vermaere are the key contacts.
Bert Luyten; Karen Vermaere
‘A highly flexible and dedicated team of specialists that will not let you down‘.
‘Bert Luyten is a very intelligent and dedicated lawyer. He is very solution oriented‘.
‘Karen Vermaere has an in-depth, yet practical knowledge of the law and a distinguished approach to conflict. You can trust that her advice will be solid and well considered. She never fails to deliver an excellent level of support, expertise and performance‘.
Real estate and construction Tier 4
Laurius reports an uptick in instructions relating to student accommodation projects. The 'very professional' group's expertise also spans elderly care, offices, residential and hospitality development projects, which it handles mainly for investor-side clients. Practice head Michael Bollen is 'proactive' and 'always thinking ahead'.
AG Real Estate
Laurius > Firm Profile
The firm: Laurius is a premier business law firm with offices in Antwerp and Brussels, assisting both domestic and international clients across a variety of industry sectors. Laurius’ team is best known for its proactive and creative approach and shows high personal commitment, knowhow and client service.
Areas of practice: Corporate, M&A and private equity: Laurius assists domestic and international clients, offering local expertise on all aspects of public and private corporate transactions. The corporate lawyers have acted in a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, private equity, venture capital transactions, corporate restructuring, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Management counselling: Laurius has market-leading experience and has developed specific know-how on the negotiation and implementation of management incentive schemes in prominent LBO transactions.
Litigation, arbitration, dispute resolution: Laurius handles businesstobusiness litigation for both domestic and international clients across a variety of industry sectors, including IT, precious metals, healthcare, dredging and marine engineering, chemicals, manufacturing and food and beverage, energy, as well as work for individuals. The firm has specific and extensive expertise in shareholders’ disputes, post-acquisition disputes, asset recovery, banking and financial law disputes, commercial disputes related to agency, distribution, supply and IT agreements and complex litigation in general.
Real estate: Laurius has comprehensive experience, expertise and market knowledge in transactions involving retail property, warehouses and industrial real estate, student accommodation, senior care real estate, offices, hotels, car parks and residential properties. Laurius assists clients in negotiating and drafting agreements for the transfer of real estate and of real estate companies and also ensures real estate due diligence. Laurius takes care of the redaction of lease contracts and provides advice with respect to real estate structuring and property rights, regarding joint ventures and real estate financing and represents client’s interests in real estate litigation.
Commercial: Laurius has market-leading experience in drafting commercial and partnership agreements including agency, distribution and licensing agreements.
|Corporate and M&A; Private equity; Management counselling; Estate planning; Real estate and regulatory; Restructuring||Dirk Wellensemail@example.com||+32 3 260 88 00|
|Litigation, arbitration, disputes; Insolvency; Energy||Bert Luytenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+32 3 260 88 00|
|Corporate and M&A; Private equity; Management counselling||David Ryckaertemail@example.com||+32 2 313 87 87|
|Real estate and regulatory||Michael Bollenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+32 2 313 87 87|
|Litigation, arbitration, disputes; Energy; Intellectual property; Commercial; Real estate and regulatory||Karen Vermaereemail@example.com||+32 3 260 88 00|
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