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Monard Law

TERVURENLAAN 270, 1150 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 234 67 10
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Fax +32 2 280 47 79
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Web:
www.monardlaw.be
Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt

Belgium

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

Aircraft financing and leasing are among the focus areas at Monard Law, where the ‘excellent and very responsiveBirgitta Van Itterbeek is ‘streets ahead’. TUI fly Belgium is an active client; Van Itterbeek and associate Julie Van Nieuwenhove recently advised the company on the lease of two B737-800 aircraft from Amentum. Aviation M&A and litigation are also strengths.

Leading individuals

Birgitta Van Itterbeek - Monard Law

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

Monard Law’s ‘efficient’ and ‘professional’ team provides ‘sound and pragmatic advice’. Recent highlights for the ‘very knowledgeableBram Delmotte include advising Marine Harvest on a senior-secured multicurrency revolving credit facility. The team has ‘a good reputation’ for aviation finance, where ‘accomplished lawyerBirgitta Van Itterbeek is the name to note.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

A ‘very capable firm’, Monard Lawhas a strong M&A practice, especially in small and mid-cap transactions’. Clients appreciate its ‘commitment to each project’ and ‘short response times’. The broad corporate practice has developed a strong track record in the energy, telecoms, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, among others. With over 40 lawyers, it has one of the largest teams in the market; key practitioners are Pieter Van den Broeck, Youri Steverlynck, Nicole Segers, Katrien Vorlat and the ‘excellentNatalie Ulburghs.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

Monard Law successfully defended ID&T in a high-profile case brought by several individuals who were denied access to its Tomorrowland festival for safety reasons; Koen Geelen led that work. Corporate dispute specialist Erik Monard, Daan De Jaeger and Nicole Segers are the key names.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

Monard Law’s team has ‘unique expertise in core areas’, and Peter Dufaux is ‘a top expert in employment law’. Tom Messiaen is also a key name; he advised Rabobank on its reorganisation.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Monard Law

At Monard Law, Christiaan Barbier is sought after for his specialist expertise in high-profile white-collar crime disputes, particularly cases related to tax fraud, money-laundering and misuse of corporate goods. Frédéric Lettany, Tom Messiaen and Pieter Helsen are also active in this area.

Leading individuals

Christiaan Barbier - Monard Law

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

At Monard Law, Youri Steverlynck and associate partner Pieter Van Den Broeck assisted with the acquisition of the Dutch and Belgian arms of distressed retail chain Charles Vögele. Inge De Haes, who was appointed as bankruptcy trustee of ADS Immo, is also a key contact.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

With an ‘efficient and strong mix of IP and court system knowledge’, Monard Law provides ‘good value for money’. Recent highlights for the sizeable team include its representation of Rolex and Rolex Benelux in trade mark and copyright litigation against a dealer of vintage Rolex watchers. Daan De Jaeger and Ben Hermans, who has a strong IP dispute resolution practice, are the key names.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

Monard Law is praised for the ‘exceptionally good quality of its partners and senior lawyers’. The private equity practice excels in domestic transactions and also handles acquisitions, add-on acquisitions, investments and capital increases. Youri Steverlynck and Pieter Van den Broeck are recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

Monard Law is praised for its ‘short response times’ and ‘accurate knowledge’. Stefaan Van Dyck advised Belgian property developer Kolmont on its construction and development financing, and Benoit Samyn assisted a contractor with its bid for a new PPP project. Real estate litigation also features.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

Monard Law’s practice spans tax advice, litigation – including criminal tax proceedings – and estate planning. Hilde Van den Keybus is a key name for inheritance tax and other issues. Christiaan Barbier specialises in administrative and legal proceedings in all fields of taxation.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 3

Monard Law

Monard Law’s team operates from its Brussels, Antwerp and Hasselt offices and handles a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters for energy sector clients. In one highlight, Koen Geelen represented NPG Energy in multiple litigation proceedings following an incident at one of its sites. Natalie Ulburghs is another senior member of the team.

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IT and telecoms
Industry focus: IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4

Monard Law

At Monard Law, Ben Hermans has an impressive practice that takes in dispute resolution, IP and ICT. Kristof Zadora is another contact; he recently advised Newtec on the provision of hardware services to Avanti Communications for its ‘every community online’ programme. Associate Frederik Ringoot is well versed in privacy and data protection.

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