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ASTREA BV CVBA

POSTHOFBRUG 6, B-2600 ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 3 287 11 11
Fax:
Fax +32 3 287 11 12
Email:
Web:
www.astrealaw.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Belgium

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

Astrea

The ‘client friendly’ team at Astrea provides ‘a good alternative’ to the bigger players in the market. It has a strong track record advising on the financing of renewable energy projects; other areas of expertise include real estate finance, commodity finance and crowdfunding. The ‘reliable’, ‘accurate’ and ‘hands-on’ Dieter Veestraeten leads the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Astrea

Astrea provides a ‘speedy and professional service’ to its clients, which include companies in the automotive, technology, venture capital and real estate sectors. Steven De Schrijver and Frédéric Verspreeuwen co-head the corporate team and are recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Astrea

Astrea’s practice is comprised of ‘top lawyers’ including Marc Van Looveren, who ‘dares to take calculated risks’, and Louis Verstraeten, who is ‘pragmatic and business savvy’. Olivier Van Fraeyenhoven is also a senior name in a group that counts Bridgestone Belux, Cargill and Zurich as clients. Corporate disputes, administrative law and contentious insolvency matters are core strengths.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Astrea

Lawyers at Astrea are ‘modern, not too formal and very approachable’, with group head Louis Verstraeten singled out for ‘achieving fantastic results’. The team has a strong focus on representing business creditors, debtors and foreign insolvency administrators and clients include BHP Billiton Marketing, Bridgestone Belux and Schultze & Braun.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms
Industry focus: IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 3

Astrea

The ‘very responsive’ team at Astrea has developed a significant practice advising on online and real-world gaming and gambling; beyond this niche, it has a broad ICT practice that spans commercial, regulatory and tax advice and litigation. Steven De Schrijver and senior associate Barbara Terriere are noted.

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Transport
Industry focus: Transport - ranked: tier 1

Astrea

One of the top players in this field’, Astrea has ‘a clear view of all things that have to be considered’ and provides ‘high-quality, profound and complete advice’. The team is highly recommended for shipping disputes and matters involving collisions, wreckage removal and ship arrests, and is also highlighted for its language capabilities, where it is able to advise clients in English, French, Dutch and German. In one recent highlight, the team acted for Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport in litigation proceedings following the collision of the Flinterstar and gas tanker Al Oraiq. Marc Van Looveren and senior associate Ruud De Houwer are ‘strong litigators, achieving positive results for clients’. Louis Verstraeten is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Marc Van Looveren - Astrea

Next generation lawyers

Ruud De Houwer - Astrea

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