Monard law, joined by Buyle > Brussels, Belgium > Firm Profile

Monard law, joined by Buyle

Belgium > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 2

Work highlights

Belgium > Not-for-profit Tier 2

An array of national and international non-profit organisations, trusts and charities turn to Monard law, joined by Buyle for assistance with issues including corporate law, employment law, real estate and liability matters. Bert Theeuwes, Pieter Van den Broeck and Wouter Moonen jointly lead the practice. Hasselt-based Moonen is well positioned to advise on the domestic and international implications and scope of procurement legislation. In Antwerp, Thomas Christiaens also has a strong focus on public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Bert Theeuwes; Wouter Moonen; Pieter Van den Broeck

Other key lawyers:


‘The lawyers know your business and understand your challenges. They show a genuine interest in your reality and the issues you are facing. You don’t have to deal with interchangeable individuals who may be very experienced in their field but who do not focus on your reality.’

‘Excellent expertise.’

‘Very thorough knowledge, many networks, combinations of different facets possible that they utilize internally.’


Key clients





KOBeL VZW (school group)


AZ JAN PALFIJN (hospital)




SINT-TRUDO (hospital)

KVS (Royal Theatre)




HELAN KINDEROPVANG (Children daycare)


KANVAZ (Social housing)


WICO SCHOLENGROEP (school group)

Work highlights

  • Advising the main Brussels hospital and a higher education facility in setting up a joint venture to integrate their partnership.
  • Providing legal advice and assistance in procedures covering all recent public procurement matters of Hasselt University.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The corporate practice at Monard law, joined by Buyle has expanded at senior and junior levels, gaining restructuring expert Louis Verstraeten from ASTREA in June 2023 and banking and finance specialist Jean-Pierre Buyle and his team in April 2023. The unit continues to handle a wide range of transactional and corporate governance matters for Belgian start-ups and companies in the industrials and energy sectors. Commercial agreements and disputes are another key area of focus for the team, owing to the expertise of commercial expert Kristof Zadora, who co-leads the practice with transactional specialist Nicole Segers. Other key names in the team include corporate experts Pieter Van den Broeck, Jeroen Raskin, Benoit Samyn, and Natalie Ulburghs.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Segers; Kristof Zadora

Other key lawyers:


‘Kristof Zadora is exceptional in his commitment towards us as a customer, it is a great pleasure working with him.’

‘Natalie Ulburghs is a very good negotiator with extensive experience in M&A deals.’

‘Pieter Van Den Broeck is a very business-minded and pragmatic advisor, easy to work with and gives hands-on assistance and guidance. Exceptional service.’

‘Pieter Van den Broeck is a clever and hands-on lawyer  who maintains a very close relationship with his clients. Always available. Natalie Ulburghs is a sharp M&A lawyer with particular knowledge in the energy industry. ’

‘Monard Law’s Commercial, corporate, and M&A practice distinguishes itself through its sound and reliable team of professionals who consistently demonstrate a commercially-minded approach.’

‘Monard Law boasts a team of legal professionals who exemplify the highest standards of expertise, dedication, and professionalism. Their deep knowledge of the law, combined with their ability to adapt to ever-changing legal landscapes, sets them apart from the rest.’

‘The individual lawyers are very capable and look after every interest of the customer. They really go the extra mile to support their customers.’

Key clients


AGC Networks


ANL Plastics



Blinds Holding





Comfort Energy



Down to Earth




Fluvius System Operator


Green and Durable


Hedin Automotive

International General Insurance Group

Jost Group

Legia capital

Living Tomorrow

MCB group

Merit Capital



Nyrstar Shareholders

Philip Morris







Work highlights

  • Advised MCB International on the purchase of the Saey Group, including legal due diligence, negotiation and contract drafting in a controlled auction context.
  • Assisted Hedin Automotive with its multi-brand expansion in Belgium, including the acquisition of four Mercedes dealerships and four separate acquisitions of Toyota dealers.

Belgium > Environment Tier 3

Monard Law‘s public law group offers ‘a very personal approach' and is headed up by partners Koen Geelen and Wouter Moonen, who are particularly well-known for their advice on environmental permits, urban planning, soil issues, and brownfield developments as well as for their ability to handle contentious matters. Sarah Jacobs, who focuses on urban planning matters, and Nick Parthoens, who frequently handles cases concerning solar energy legislation, play key roles in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Koen Geelen; Wouter Moonen

Other key lawyers:


‘Monard Law has a very personal approach. In our recent experience they have almost become colleagues, while still keeping their professional distance. They are also not afraid of difficult messages.’

‘A small team of real specialists. Always available at short notice and well aware and informed on each specific file, also technically when called for. Compared to former lawfirms we’ve worked with in the past on environment or environmentally related matters more than 1 step ahead. Always someone from the team available.’

‘Our main contacts Sarah Jacobs and Sarah Leemans work very accurately both in advising us and in contacting and negotiating with the opponent, be it in the publicsector (authorities) or private contacts. Both are also excellent listeners which enables them to provide us the best service and advise.’

‘For every case they have specialists.’

Key clients

Remo Milieubeheer



Circuit Zolder

City of Antwerp


LEM Antwerp

LEM Oostende-Brugge


Alstom Transportation

Work highlights

  • Advised Circuit Zolder (Terlamen) on all environmental matters, including the continuation of its activities amidst lawsuits from local residents because of noise pollution.
  • Advised regional airports Antwerp and Ostend-Bruges on all environmental matters, including the new environmental permit application for the Antwerp airport.
  • Advised the city of Antwerp on multiple spatial, urban planning and environmental matters.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

Belgium > Intellectual property Tier 3

Praised for its ‘professional and personal knowledge of the sectors in which it operates, such as the fashion, design and entertainment industries’, Monard law, joined by Buyle is well placed to handle copyright, trade mark and IP-related distribution issues; the unit also handles investigations into potential IP infringements. Ghent-based co-head Stephane Criel‘s varied practice extends to expertise in arbitration and mediation cases concerning domain names. In Brussels, fellow co-head Daan De Jaeger‘s contentious prowess is sought after by the likes of Rolex and Napoleon Games. Willem De Vos is praised for his ‘tons of experience and tremendous qualities as a litigator’.

Practice head(s):

Daan De Jaeger; Stephane Criel

Other key lawyers:

Sébastien Verva; Willem De Vos; Jan-Laurens Dierickx; Eva Van Severen


‘The greatest strength of this team is undoubtedly its extensive experience-driven, professional and personal knowledge of the sectors in which it operates, such as the fashion, design and entertainment industries.’

‘Daan De Jaeger works at an exceptionally high level and always strives for the best solution in every case. His vast experience, sector and people knowledge, and tactical proficiency are his best assets.’

‘Willem De Vos is a senior associate in Daan De Jaeger’s team with tons of experience and tremendous qualities as a litigator. He knows the tricks of the trade and can bring procedures to a successful conclusion like no other.’

Key clients

Rolex S.A. & Rolex Benelux


Bottega Veneta


Christian Dior Couture

Tomorrowland (

Napoleon Games


Astara (Hyundai, Suzuki, Isuzu, SsangYong)

D’Ieteren (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda)

Grandeco Wallfashion Group

The Nicklaus Companies

Vanwall Racing Team (Vanwall GmbH & ByKolles)


IPL Loomans



The Belgian Entertainment Association

Work highlights

  • Responsible for the anti-counterfeiting practices of Rolex & Tudor in the Benelux region: from small customs procedures to landmark litigation cases.
  • Assisting with a wide variety of intellectual property, privacy, commercial and contractual matters, including the distribution of intellectual rights to new concepts.
  • Representing Vanwall Gmbh (formerly PMC GmbH) and ByKolles GmbH against Sanderson International Marketing and Vanwall 1958 regarding the use of the  “Vanwall” racing team name.

Belgium > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Monard law, joined by Buyle‘s real estate and construction practice is particularly well known for its litigation and arbitration work, though it has a strong flow of work on public infrastructure and PPP projects, and corporate transactions. Luc Linders lead a group that is ‘very thorough and has strong market awareness‘. PPP specialist Benoit Samyn, construction disputes expert Gregory Grouwels has expertise in construction-sector disputes, and the ‘calm, knowledgeable and thrustworthyStefaan Van Dyck , who handles a broad range of transactional matters, are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Luc Linders

Other key lawyers:


‘Committed to their assignment.’

‘Very thorough in their work.’

‘Strong market awareness, commercial feeling, good knowledge.’

‘Stefaan Van Dyck is a calm, knowledgeable and thrustworthy lawyer. He is customer-oriented and keen to share business and network opportunities.’

‘Monard Law shows a strong price/quality ratio and is a partner for our local transactions as well as real estate-related litigation. They are very driven and they clearly want to go the extra mile for the customer.’

Key clients

AG Real Estate


Belfius Bank

BPI Real Estate

Brussels University Hospital

Building & Partners




Cores Development

C|ircet Pylone



Dillen Bouwteam


Duvel Moortgat Group

Eco Beton nv

Greenyard Group

Hasselt University




Jan De Nul

KBC Bank


Living Tomorrow




Sapa Building Groups

Work highlights

  • Advising contractor Democo (and its affiliate Ciril) on the legal aspects of several real estate development and infrastructure projects.
  • Assisted developer/investor Cores with its disposal of the shares of the project companies holding an office building in Antwerp.
  • Aadvising the consortium led by contractor Jan De Nul in connection with the DBFM project for the construction of a new prison in Antwerp.

Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Monard law, joined by Buyle is, according to clients, a ‘beacon of pragmatism and efficiency‘, with a range of experienced practitioners that have expertise across the spectrum of disputes. The firm notably has a focus on ESG litigation, with Jeroen Raskin active in this space, alongside M&A litigation and directors liability matters. In Brussels, Daan De Jaeger is a key name, acting for domestic and international clients in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. Other noted practitioners within the Brussels team in addition to De Jaeger include Sebastien Verva, who leads the French practice of the firm. In Hasselt, a range of accomplished litigators form the team's leadership, including Erik Monard, Natalie Ulburghs, Nicole Segers, Kristof Zadora, Geert Hayen, and Kris van der Beek.  In Ghent, Stephane Criel and Charles Claeys are noted.

Practice head(s):

Jeroen Raskin; Erik Monard; Natalie Ulburghs; Nicole Segers; Daan De Jaeger; Kristof Zadora; Stephane Criel; Geert Hayen; Kris van der Beek; Sebastien Verva; Charles Claeys

Other key lawyers:

Willem De Vos


‘Monard Law’s advice is “on the spot” and always highly appreciated by clients.’

‘Efficient, high expertise, to the point.’

‘Daan De Jaeger and Willem De Vos: efficient, high expertise, to the point, takes responsibilities, open to feedback and ready to excel.’

‘I am absolutely thrilled to share my extremely positive feedback about Monard Law, the exceptional law firm that has consistently exceeded my expectations.’

‘I am delighted to provide some positive feedback about Kristof Zadora, whose exceptional qualities and dedication have truly stood out in my experience. Mr. Zadora possesses a unique set of qualities that sets him apart from his competitors in the legal field. Mr. Zadora’s in-depth legal knowledge and expertise are truly impressive.’

‘Monard Law: A beacon of pragmatism and efficiency.’

‘Natalie Ulburghs is the paragon of advocacy.’

Key clients

ACA Holding NV

ACA IT-Solutions NV

Adria Benelux

BergHOFF Worldwide


Brand Jan

Continental Benelux


D’Ieteren & D’Ieteren Sport (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Yamaha)


Fluvius System Operator

Group a (Belisol&Kwadro)

Hyundai Belux

Hedin Automotive

Investor Protection


Napoleon Games

Primagaz Belgium

Quanteus Group


Rolex Benelux

s. Oliver

Suzuki Belgium


Van Cranenbroek


Leuven Air Bearings

Work highlights

  • Acting for several minority shareholders of Nyrstar NV in relation to alleged fraud and mismanagement involving Nyrstar and claims damages.
  • Represented the Nicklaus Companies against Jack Nicklaus with respect to an infringement of IP rights as Jack Nicklaus entered into an agreement with Golazo Sports to support its European Tour Golf tournament.
  • Acting for Rolex in anti-counterfeiting issues and oversees Rolex’s (including Tudor) anti-counterfeiting practises in the Benelux.

Belgium > Employment Tier 4

Monard law, joined by Buyle handles a large volume of transactional and advisory matters for its roster of Belgian SMEs and large multinationals, including TUPE and corporate reorganisations, immigration issues, and compliance matters, and is also capable of advising on contentious issues such as dismissals and discrimination claims. The practice maintains offices across the country and is led by Tom Messiaen, Peter Dufaux and Bert Theeuwes, who is a key contact for cross-border employment work.

Practice head(s):

Tom Messiaen; Peter Dufaux; Bert Theeuwes

Other key lawyers:

Astrid Aerts


‘The team offers a hands-on and pragmatic approach. They are available to discuss in brief and on the spot if necessary.’

‘Tom Messiaen is very available and drives the pragmatic approach of his team.’

‘This practice is looking after their clients and thinking out of the box together with the client. They respond to questions directly and are proactive once a relationship is installed.’

‘Very good experience with the individuals I am working with. In Belgium, both Bert Theeuwes and Astrid Aerts have always provided good advice and assistance in the roll out of legal projects.’

‘Monard’s legal team has proven to be very resourceful and competent in complicated, crosscutting matters. The team is definitely more than the sum of its parts. Its advice and interventions testify of the added value of accumulated and shared experience in a highly specialised law firm such as Monard Law.’

‘Bert Theeuwes’ legal advice has been outstanding: meticulous analyses of the issues presented, followed by well-considered and well-prepared interventions. His advice and interventions are without exception built on sound argumentation and offer clear testimony of his extensive experience and his in-depth knowledge in the matter.’

‘Bert Theeuwes has the advantage of being multilingual, he has strong analytical skills and an eye for detail. He combines his extensive knowledge base with his excellent strategic and operational planning skills in order to deal with legal issues in a comprehensive manner, while simultaneously being sensitive to the particular context in which he is required to mediate or intervene. We hold his expertise in employment law in the highest esteem.

‘The Brussels-based employment law team has deep experience with international employment and complex reorganisations. The Monard Law team is very knowledgeable, extremely responsive, hands on and makes complex issues easy to manage. The team is also quite large and partners can fall back on specific team members as needed.’

Key clients


Atlas Copco

Autogrill Belux

ARAG Belgium

GLS Group





Sisu Group


KBC Bank


Witteveen+Bos Belgium




VPK Packaging

Containers Maes

IPL Global



EU Parliament


Securitas Direct Management


Facilicom Group


Work highlights

  • Advised CLARIO, a contract research organisation specialising in clinical services in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare sector, on compliance issues, the implementation of international policies and reorganisation of the working environment when moving to a hybrid work place.
  • Advised AUTOGRILL on all employment and HR compliance-related aspects of its business in Belgium.
  • Acted for Carglass in sensitive litigation, including discrimination litigation.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection Tier 4

Monard Law‘s ‘perfectly matched‘ privacy and data protection team is seen as a go-to for clients looking to navigate the growing regulatory framework governing the collection, storage, distribution and use of personal data. On the non-contentious side, the group carries out audits, drafts contracts and navigates risk. In the contentious space, the practice is well versed in representation before domestic courts and regulatory bodies. Commercial specialist Kristof Zadora is the key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kristof Zadora

Other key lawyers:

Jill Leen; Jenna Auwerx


‘Appreciate the diversity of the team very much, the open collaboration, and the pragmatic approach to translate complex issues so they can be understood in a business context.’

‘The team of Monard works very well together and is very responsive.’

‘Kristof Zadora – senior contract for us with an excellent view on which lawyers need to be added to the team to help us with specific issues. Very pragmatic and always a lot of focus on how to resolve issues as efficiently as possible.’

‘The team is perfectly matched so that very fast and correct service is always provided.’

‘Kristof Zadora is highlighted as a team lead and excellent lawyer and counsel in privacy/GDPR matters. Accurate, fast when needed and legally correct but understandable advice and documents.’

‘Respect to all lawyers of this team for their professional approach and advice in delicate matters.’

‘The team’s pragmatic approach to GDPR compliance clearly stems from their extensive experience, treating it as a multifaceted project.’

‘Kristof Zadora is exceptionally responsive and highly knowledgeable in the field of privacy and data protection.’

Key clients

WEAREONE.WORLD (Tomorrowland)


Hedin Automotive



Chili Publish

Dewaele Vastgoed en Advies

Toerisme Limburg


Equals Three

Work highlights

  • Advising the Tomorrowland group on all privacy and data protection questions related to the launch of its digital events and innovative endeavors.
  • Assisting with a privacy and data protection implementation project.
  • Advising Primagaz on all matters related to privacy and data protection.

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms Tier 4

Described as a ‘well-oiled machine‘, Monard law, joined by Buyle frequently assists domestic and international clients with issues such as the drafting and negotiation of IT contracts, licensing and distribution agreements, and a range of cross-border disputes before the commercial courts. Kristof Zadora – noted for his ability to ‘translate complex issues‘ – leads the practice and is equipped to advise on issues such as cloud computing, big data and the IoT. Jeroen Raskin has deep experience regarding transactions in the IT and telecoms sector, while Stefanie Stappers centres her practice on commercial contracts and litigation and works extensively with the Tomorrowland legal team.

Practice head(s):

Kristof Zadora

Other key lawyers:


‘They have a good knowledge of how IT projects are tackled and what the deliverables should be. They can translate this well into the necessary agreements that need to be concluded between the various parties.’

‘Kristof Zadora is very pragmatic and able to translate complex issues. Always a lot of focus on how to resolve as efficiently as possible.’

‘Stefanie Stappers has excellent knowledge of public law. She is also very pragmatic and works very well with our team on a host of different topics. A lot of practical experience to enrich discussions.’

‘The team at Monard Law is truly experienced in IT and telecoms. They have a very high standard of legal and technical (sometimes cutting edge) knowledge and give advice of a very high quality.’

‘The team at Monard Law is composed of a multitude of different profiles that find a seamless synergy which creates an enormous added value. It is a well-oiled machine where different people can handle most of your questions in line with their expertise, experience and individual strengths.’

‘The team led by Kristof Zadora is excellent. They respond swiftly and efficiently to our request for legal review, preparation and discussions and negotiations. ’

Key clients



Chili publish



Dobco Medical Systems

University College Leuven Limburg

UZ Brussel




Work highlights

  • Assisting Computacenter with the conclusion of commercial agreements and compliance with specific Belgian regulations (including the public procurement legislation) in a variety of commercial relationships from supplier’s side.

Belgium > Private equity Tier 4

In addition to advising both Belgian and international funds on cross-border acquisitions, Monard law, joined by Buyle is regularly instructed by innovative start-ups and scale-ups to assist with venture capital-backed investment and financing rounds. The team leverages its multi-disciplinary tax, regulatory, and transactional expertise to guide clients through the entire investment life cycle and is particularly well-established in mid-market transactions. Practice head Nicole Segers advises both family-owned companies and domestic private equity funds on a wide range of matters, while Benoit Samyn and Pieter Van den Broeck specialise in domestic and cross-border M&A. Maxime Monard is a key contact for VC matters.

Practice head(s):

Nicole Segers

Other key lawyers:

Pieter Van den Broeck; Maxime Monard; Benoit Samyn; Lize Van Looy; Nick Samyn


‘The team at Monard Law is not your average team. They are super professional, and knowledgeable while at the same time being very human and personal. Working with Monard Law feels like working with friends. They take time for you, get to know the context and never rush to any conclusion..’

‘Maxime Monard, Nick Samyn and Lize Van Looy are our main contacts at the firm. They stand out for their professionalism, enthusiasm and flexibility. They know their business inside out, have introduced us to many relevant contacts on many occasions and are working hard to help us drive our business forward.’

‘I liked the speed of reaction in every stage of the project we worked on together.’

‘Pieter Van den Broeck is very clear in feedback and interpretation of the agreements under review. Pieter informed us very well about the complex elements of cases. He negotiates very well and clearly on our behalf. ’

‘Stellar people – strong diversity in background, opinion and experiences.’

‘High integrity and high-quality individuals.’

‘Monard’s team masters the broad spectrum of law aspects most relevant for a startup/scaleup company like ours, including fundraising, ESOP programs, fiscal law, and employment law.’ 

Key clients

Down 2 Earth Capital

Quanteus Group

Legia Capital





GT Invest


Droia Ventures

Chili Publish

E-Capital Equity Management

The Nest Family Office

Saint Gobain




Vectis Private Equity

Work highlights

  • Advised SalixCo BV on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Water Is Life Group BV.
  • Advised 4 Healthy Pets on two new investment rounds involving The Craftory and DLF Ventures.
  • Assisted the lead investor Molten Ventures as well as the co-investor OTB Ventures with their participation in Settlemint’s Series A funding.

Belgium > Tax Tier 4

Particularly robust in tax litigation, Monard law, joined by Buyle supports both companies and individuals with tax audits, judicial and administrative proceedings, as well as the broad range of tax advisory and estate planning. Estate and inheritance planning specialist Hilde Van den Keybus heads the practice, with Pieter Van Den Berghe advising on corporate and international tax law matters.

Practice head(s):

Hilde Van Den Keybus

Other key lawyers:

Pieter Van den Berghe; Luk Cassimon


‘The Monard team is very good at their job. It is a people business and they use their strengths very well in the work they perform for us, especially in the negotiations with the tax authorities.’

‘Down-to-earth team members and very knowledgeable in their job.’

‘It is a small but reachable team. Pieter Van den Berghe is not afraid to pull up his sleeves, knows his files and communicates on a regular basis. His particular knowledge about the innovation deduction and the number of clients he represents in this field, creates a broad knowledge of the market and the positions of the Ruling Commission. The price for quality is exceptionally good.’

‘Pieter Van den Berghe is hands-on, is skilled with numbers and creative in finding solutions. He firmly speaks up for his client in meetings with the tax authorities. His interventions are always to the point and based on knowledge of the market.’

Work highlights

Belgium > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 5

A consortium of lawyers around financial regulatory expert Jean-Pierre Buyle and banking litigation specialist André-Pierre André-Dumont arrived in April 2023 to strengthen the practice at Monard law, joined by Buyle, which now handles a wide array of financial disputes in addition to providing continued advice to borrowers and lenders in connection with project and real estate financings for PPPs. André-Dumont and Buyle lead the practice together with governance and litigation expert Jeroen Raskin and debt finance expert Stefaan Van Dyck.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Pierre Buyle; Jeroen Raskin; André-Pierre André-Dumont; Stefaan Van Dyck


‘Efficient and fast advice/assistance in complex matters.’

‘Outstanding quality and down-to-earth approach.’

‘Mr Buyle has gathered around him an excellent team of passionate lawyers in banking and finance law.They deliver services in, French, Dutch and English. They are easily reachable, always open for discussion and exchange ideas, arguments.’

‘Jean-Pierre Buyle is an outstanding lawyer in his domain. He is really passionate about his work, but also very attentive to his clients and the associates working with him.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Fortis

Quanteus group

ING Bank

KBC Bank


Keytrade Bank

Bank Nagelmackers


Belfius Bank

Citibank NA

Jan De Nul



Merit Capital



AXA Bank

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions


Lombard Odier

Stevens & De Munter

ABN Amro

Belfius Insurance


Indosuez Wealth Management



Phoenix Capital


Work highlights

  • Advised the consortium led by contractor Jan De Nul in connection with the Design, Build, Finance, Maintain project for the construction of a new prison in Antwerp.
  • Advised BD Myshopi and its management on syndicated lending in the context of the restructuring of the BD Myshopi Group.
  • Advised Quanteus Group BV and minority shareholders in Nyrstar NV in connection with an up to €2bn financial litigation against Trafigura and Nyrstar NV.

With over 140 professionals, Monard Law is one of the biggest independent full-service business law firms in Belgium.

Our multidisciplinary teams are praised for their strong sector related expertise, in combination with an entrepreneurial spirit and human approach.

We believe that a modern lawyer is more than just “someone who solves legal issues when they happen”. Tomorrow’s business challenges are growing more and more complex and have a legal component in every strategy, decision and action.

That’s why solution based thinking and committing to seeing the bigger business picture is deeply rooted in our DNA.

With this mindset we help a wide range of companies and governments reach their goals and mitigate their risks.

From promising start-ups to established multinationals.
From local to cross border projects.
From entrepreneurs to legal counsels.

Dreamers dream. Doers make dreams come true.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Jeroen Raskin
Banking, finance and capital markets Stefaan Van Dyck
Commercial Kristof Zadora
Commercial Daan De Jaeger
Corporate Natalie Ulburghs
Corporate Nicole Segers
Dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation Erik Monard
Dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation Geert Hayen
Environment, administrative Koen Geelen
Fraud, white-collar crime Christiaan Barbier
Fraud, white-collar crime Pieter Helsen
IP, TMT (technology, media, telecom) Daan De Jaeger
IP, TMT (technology, media, telecom) Kristof Zadora
Labour, employment Tom Messiaen
Labour, employment Peter Dufaux
Liability, insurance Koen Geelen
Mergers and acquisitions, private equity Natalie Ulburghs
PPP Benoit Samyn
PPP Stefaan Van Dijck
Private estates Geert Hayen
Private estates Hilde Van den Keybus
Real estate, construction Luc Linders
Real estate, construction Gregory Grouwels
Tax and tax litigation Christiaan Barbier
Tax and tax litigation Frederic Lettany
Tax and tax litigation Pieter Van Den Berghe
Photo Name Position Profile
Benoit Samyn photo Mr Benoit Samyn Partner
Bert Theeuwes photo Mr Bert Theeuwes Partner
Stefaan Van Dyck photo Mr Stefaan Van Dyck Partner
Number of professionals : 140
Other offices : Antwerp
Other offices : Ghent
Other offices : Hasselt
Other offices : Lommel

At Monard Law we believe that colleagues who enjoy working together and feel good about themselves, go the extra mile for each other and for our clients. Day in and day out.

In our promise to our employees we express this as follows:


To you, our Monard colleagues : we promise to make this place your home where you have all the freedom you need to grow and to develop your entrepreneurial spirit and become great lawyers and professionals, where you will always have someone by your side at all times; where your talents and passions inspire others, and theirs inspire yours ; where you are always assured that someone listens to you, helps you, and guides you, allowing to learn and to flourish to become kind an successful individuals. Monard Law will always ensure that it is a great firm to work at and work with: a welcoming, enjoyable place that brings out the best in you.


The team of Monard Law is diverse, both in terms of gender, age, origin and also in terms of the profile of its lawyers and associates.



  • Older lawyers remain welcome within Monard Law. The retirement age for associates at Monard Law is much higher (65 years) than in most other Belgian and international firms. Four partners at Monard Law in other offices would already be retired. We feel it is important to pass on their experience to younger lawyers.


  • In addition to gender and age, origin is also an important dimension of diversity. This is not so obvious within the legal profession.   We currently have 5% of our lawyers with origins outside the EU.


  • Finally, the lawyers and partners at Monard Law have different profiles. Clients appreciate this diversity of styles. We invest significantly in knowing each other’s style through, for example, mapping out the ‘Insights profile’ of our lawyers and through workshops on ‘People Styles @work’. This not only leads to better cooperation internally but also to better alignment with our clients.

Monard Law is also member of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (’s mission is : ‘Members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA) commit to build a diverse and inclusive workplace in which everyone benefits from equal treatment and opportunities, irrespective of race, ethnic or social origin, gender or sexual orientation, age, disability, language, religion, political preference or any other grounds of personal discrimination.’