Quinz > Vilvoorde, Belgium > Firm Profile


Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

With an 'unsurpassed level of excellence', the team at Quinz is hailed by clients as the 'finest life sciences and healthcare practice in Belgium', dispensing advice to international consortiums and biotech companies on both domestic and international projects. Practice co-head Olivier Van Obberghen stands out for his 'visionary passion' for strategic transactions, including supply chain and spin-off projects, in addition to pharma compliance work. Co-head Pieter Wyckmans is noted for his 'unequalled' regulatory knowledge surrounding clinical development, pricing and reimbursement, and market access issues. Michiel D'herde is particularly adept at advising on international research collaborations, while Marion Lapage is known for handling a broad range of issues arising throughout product life cycles, such as logistics services, licensings, and R&D outsourcing projects.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Van Obberghen; Pieter Wyckmans

Other key lawyers:

Michiel D’herde; Marion Lapage; Amber Cockx; Pauline Meskens


‘Quinz is our go-to firm for life sciences matters. The team is able to handle complex cases in a pragmatic way. Their advice is always spot-on, and they always put great effort in understanding the context in which we operate. Every member of the team exudes that ambition to always offer added value in every service. ’

‘Pieter Wyckmans and Olivier Van Obberghen bring a breath of fresh air to the legal profession. Their down-to-earth mentality, the passion they put into their work and firm and their mutual respect are simply exceptional. It is always a pleasure to work with them. Amber Cockx and Pauline Meskens are definitely associates to watch.’

‘Quinz’s life sciences department clearly has the finest life sciences and healthcare practice in Belgium. Their support has always been flawless, on point and tailored to my needs. The breadth, depth and cohesion of the Quinz life sciences team is impressive, as well as the dedication for the life sciences sector that each individual team member clearly radiates.’

‘Olivier Van Obberghen and Pieter Wyckmans – Their symbiotic and complementary passion for the life sciences sector has become a brand on its own. Pieter has an unequalled knowledge of the Belgian pricing and reimbursement landscape and is a brilliant and creative negotiator. Olivier is definitely the go-to person for healthcare compliance in Belgium and is a gifted and inspirational speaker on this subject.’

‘It is striking to see how genuine companionship and dedication for the life sciences sector of Olivier Van Obberghen and Pieter Wyckmans has elevated their team to an unsurpassed level of excellence in Belgium. Pieter exudes a visionary passion for biotech and digital health and is a gifted negotiator. Olivier truly excels in understanding the pharma regulatory and compliance landscape, and his recommendations are always spot-on and pragmatic. Senior associates Marion Lapage and Michiel d’Herde are definitely individuals to watch. ’

‘Excellent life sciences transactional practice, including complex supply chain agreements. Quinz provides very focused and efficient support and works well with in-house clients.’

‘Quinz is undoubtedly the go-to firm in Belgium for life sciences and healthcare. They have the best and the largest team in the market. I was flabbergasted by the level of excellence and pragmatism of the team. What I like most is that you immediately feel that the life sciences department comes as a team – you can just feel their passion for the sector and how much they enjoy working together on complex matters.’

‘Olivier Van Obberghen is truly the star in the sector. His knowledge of the regulatory landscape is simply stunning, and he understands the needs of biotech players like no other. He is one of the most gifted negotiators I know: charming but tough, charismatic but humble, and unyielding when it comes to getting the best possible outcome in very difficult situations.’

Key clients

Johnson & Johnson

UCB Pharma



Telix Pharmaceuticals










Gates Ventures

SunshineSmile (PlusDental)

ATB Therapeutics

Novo Nordisk

Merck KGaA





Grünenthal Pharma GmbH &Co. KG

ISA Pharmaceuticals

Federal Knowledge Center








Eli Lilly



Syndesi Therapeutics



TwoBridge Pharma

EISAI Pharma



Cell Matters


Amyl Therapeutics



Croma-Pharma GmbH




MedTech Europe




E-health Ventures


European Vaccine Initiative

TB Alliance




Vifor Pharma

Work highlights

  • Advised Astrivax and its lead investors on setting up a large Belgian biotech seed financing round in recent history (€30m) and securing the rights on KU Leuven’s vaccine technology. The firm advises Astrivax on all regulatory challenges to progress the lead candidate into clinical stage.
  • Assisted ISA Therapeutics with the valorisation of its IP portfolio, including the out-licensing arrangement with Regeneron. The firm supports the entirety of ISA’s clinical trials in Europe.
  • Assisting Novo Nordisk with the setting-up of an EU-funded consortium under the IHI Project, iCARE4CVD (with a budget of €22m), with the aim to build predictive models, algorithms and tools able to reliably predict complications of cardiovascular disease.

Belgium > Competition: Belgian law Tier 2

Household names across the gamut of industry sectors continue to instruct Quinz, relying on the firm’s proficiency in both handling contentious antitrust mandates and advising on commercial strategies in the competition field. Experienced litigator Wim De Meester was promoted to partner in January 2023, shoring up the team’s capabilities in that space. The arrival of counsel Nathalie Smuha from Jones Day in November 2022 further developed the group’s abilities around the regulation of digital technology, already an area of considerable strength.

Practice head(s):

Wim De Meester

Other key lawyers:

Miranda Van Limpt; Nathalie Smuha


‘Available, to the point, pragmatic and “readable” advice, top expert knowledge.’

‘The lawyers are easily accessible. Very good preparation of the case with sufficient consultation moments with the client.’

‘Promising young team with good cohesion and prepared to go to the extra mile.’

‘Wim De Meester is a strong team lead and good motivator.’

‘Flexible, dedicated, constructive, pragmatic, responsive.’

‘Expert advice based on a real understanding of the industry and company’s operations. Very pragmatic approach that helps clarify issues to people with little or no legal expertise. High partner involvement.’

‘Hands-on team, with excellent expertise and a very approachable, yet professional, way of working. Very quick at understanding concerns specific to an industry or company.’

Key clients


European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF)

BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity

Tony Rus Activities

Stephenson Harwood LLP


Royal Belgian Pigeon Association


AG Insurance


Nu Skin International


Johnson & Johnson

BNP Paribas Fortis


Recordati Group



Work highlights

  • Representing Roche in an investigation by the Belgian Competition Authority involving alleged anticompetitive practices towards biosimilars entering the Belgian market.
  • Represented Febelco in a cartel investigation launched by the Belgian Competition Authority.
  • Representing the Royal Belgian Pigeon Federation in proceedings before the Belgian Competition Authority.

Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Litigation boutique Quinz has vast expertise across dispute resolution, representing a wide array of prestigious clients in corporate litigation, white-collar crime mandates, banking and insolvency litigation, and arbitration proceedings. The team is adept at regulatory litigation and compliance work, with expertise in financial and healthcare law. ‘Great litigatorBenoît Allemeersch is the head of the team, specialising in commercial, financial, and corporate disputes. Stijn De Dier and Valérie Beckers are also key to the team.

Practice head(s):

Benoît Allemeersch

Other key lawyers:

Stijn De Dier; Valérie Beckers; Anne-Sophie Houtmeyers


‘The Quinz dispute resolution team is able to attract blue-chip clients, and that is because they are really excellent in their work. They are able to explain complicated issues in a very simple manner, not only to their clients but also to courts and arbitral tribunals. And they win the cases that should be won, but also cases with smaller chances, just because they present it in an excellent way.’

‘Stijn De Dier is a very down-to-earth partner at Quinz with whom you can have open and honest discussions.’ 

‘Benoît Allemeersch is truly outstanding; a very analytical legal mind and great litigator.’

‘Benoit Allemeersch is a leading light in the area and he has the skill to be able to see when and how a deal or compromise can be reached.’

‘Stijn De Dier is an excellent adviser and has an eye for the detail of a complex case. At the same time he is able to cast a complex series of arguments and events into a cohesive and logical strategy.’

‘Anne-Sophie Houtmeyers – Highly responsive, very customer and solution-oriented, precise, very pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Famatown Finance

Becchetti, Francesco

State of the Netherlands


McDonald’s Belgium

Quarzwerke & LL Holding

Ghelamco Invest

BNP Paribas Fortis

KBC Bank

ING Belgium


Belfius Bank

Gemeentelijke Holding/Holding Communal

Work highlights

  • Assisting Quarzwerke GmbH and LL Holding GmbH, long-term German shareholders in SCR-Sibelco NV, with safeguarding their minority rights following the merger of Sibelco subsidiary Unimin with Fairmount Santrol, resulting in the creation of Covia Holdings Corporation.
  • Representing Euronext-listed Nyrstar in the litigation fall-out from its 2019 restructuring.
  • Representing Famatown Finance and other companies linked to an individual in arbitration proceedings in relation to the failed combination between NYSE and NASDAQ listed oil tanker company Frontline and its Euronext Brussels and NYSE listed competitor Euronav.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 2

Boutique firm Quinz combines corporate and financial expertise with capacities in dispute resolution and competition to provide its clients with multidisciplinary advice on a wide range of insolvency, reorganisation, and asset recovery matters. While primarily representing creditors in contentious insolvency proceedings and liability claims, the firm also guides distressed companies through out-of-court restructurings. Experienced litigator and arbitrator Benoît Allemeersch is furthermore capable of acting as a court-appointed liquidator in the context of large-scale bankruptcies. Allemeersch heads up the practice, which is bolstered by the expertise of insolvency and corporate finance expert Stijn De Dier.

Practice head(s):

Benoît Allemeersch

Other key lawyers:

Stijn De Dier; Gillis Lindemans; Thijs Vancoppernolle; Wim De Meester; Bart Lintermans


‘Quinz is an atypical law firm. They deliver excellent quality. At the same time, they work very transparently, and are open to all forms of communication. There is very much mutual respect, which always benefits the outcome. ’

‘Quinz is very hands on and has a large knowledge of all procedural aspects related to a restructuring procedure. They combine the knowledge of corporate law together with insolvency law, which is quite unique.’

‘Benoit Allemeersch is the lead partner with great tactical insight which is very important in restructuring procedures. Gillis Lindemans is up and coming in this field and has good knowledge of the matter too. He is strong in court pleadings.’

‘The strength of Quinz is the quality of its people, the way they handle their files, and the commercial mind-set. In comparison to other firms I’ve worked with, they really make a difference in this respect.’

‘I have worked for over 10 years with Benoit Allemeersch. He is spectacularly good. His knowledge of the law is exceptional, and his problem-solving skills second to none. He is also widely respected, which makes him quite an asset to have on your side. And next to that, he is very pleasant to work with and communicates tremendously well.’

‘The team provided excellent and rapid advice in a fast moving and complex scenario. They were able to liaise well across a complex group of stakeholders in a highly litigious situation. Their calm and professional approach really helps clients focus on the key issues whilst feeling that all the issues are being managed.’

‘Benoit Allemeersch provides excellent commercial advice to is clients. He always seems calm even in the most difficult situations. Stijn De Dier is a top quality professional. He provides excellent advice.’

‘Highly intelligent associate Gillis Lindemans is outstanding both in managing the case/file and in quickly understanding and capably handling specific sector knowledge.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Fortis

Belfius Bank

Famatown Finance

Gemeentelijke Holding

Holding Communal

ING Belgium

KBC Bank


Work highlights

  • Represented Nyrstar in all Belgian procedures relating to its global restructuring.
  • Represented Belfius Bank restitution and liability claims brought against it by shareholders of the Arco Group.
  • Acted together with KPMG as liquidator of the Gemeentelijke Holding/Holding Communal, Dexia’s reference shareholder.

Belgium > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 3

Quinz provides assistance in corporate criminal law as part of its dispute resolution offering, wherein the firm handles allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, defamation, and bankruptcy offences, amongst others. Litigation and arbitration specialist Benoît Allemeersch, who ‘stands out as pragmatic and enigmatic’, heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Benoît Allemeersch

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Incalza


‘Efficient and adequate advice. Quickly available. High standard.’

‘Partners and associates all have a scholarly background, yet a hands-on approach.’

‘As a litigator, Benoît Allemeersch stands out as a pragmatic and enigmatic, earning his tracks in specific cases with criminal aspects.’

Key clients

P&V Assurances/Private Insurer

Work highlights

  • Defended the client across three investigations.
  • Represented the client in matters related to their former lawyer’s bankruptcy, involving alleged misappropriation of funds, and in proceedings aiming to annul an arbitral judgment.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Boutique firm Quinz offers its base of life sciences, TMT and real estate clients ‘top M&A expertise‘. Close collaboration with the firm’s litigation, competition, and life sciences teams equips the practice to handle the contentious and non-contentious matters of complex transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border private equity investments and transactions. The practice is jointly led by Bart Lintermans, who specializes in private equity and real estate deals as well as commercial matters, and Klaas Thibaut, who is noted for his expertise in the venture capital space.

Practice head(s):

Bart Lintermans; Klaas Thibaut

Other key lawyers:

Cody Demuytere; Wout Hooyberghs; Charlotte De Cort; Sayanah Staelens; Sander Kevelaerts


‘Available, hands-on, pragmatic, top M&A expertise, ensure that the deal is done.’

‘Great company culture, pragmatic lawyers, impeccable service.’

‘Wout Hooyberghs is an excellent lawyer. Hard-working, always available, and extremely knowledgable.’

‘Responsive, solution-focused, and pragmatic.

‘They have a gift for addressing complex situations with simple solutions.’

‘Quinz has an exceptional M&A team that combines impeccable legal skills with a thorough understanding of our business.’

‘Wout Hooyberghs is an excellent negotiator and a fun lawyer to work with. His drive and availability make him an excellent point of contact.’

‘Very good business understanding. Good level of partner-level involvement. It feels like they are part of the in-house team.’

Key clients


AG Insurance

Ampersand Capital Partners

Auctus Capital Partners

CIM Capital

Downtown Real Estate




Gemeentelijke Holding


Icelake Capital

Rabo Ventures

Reynaers Aluminium

The Usual Hotels



V-Bio Ventures

Xcentric Hotels

Work highlights

  • Advised Gimv with several transactions for an aggregate value exceeding €60 million.
  • Advised Boston-based Ampersand Capital Partners on its acquisition of P95.
  • Advised ExeVir in connection with its series A financing round of €42 million and the negotiation of a €16.5 million non-dilutive funding package.

Belgium > Private equity Tier 4

The firm: Quinz was created in 2011 as an independent premier business law firm. Since then, the firm has considerably grown in size, to more or less 50 lawyers, but has retained its original focus. The firm does not aspire to be a full-service firm but prefers to concentrate on its four areas of practice, offering top legal quality and tailored service. Its client base is a mix of international and national corporate clients, from various business sectors. Quinz is well-recognised in the Belgian legal market, respected by its peers for the strength of its team, their legal expertise and the pragmatic approach. The firm is well-connected in most jurisdictions in Europe, Asia and the US through its close relationships with ‘best friends’ law firms. Many of its lawyers have also gained experience in international law firms or as in-house counsel in multinational companies.

Areas of practice: Quinz concentrates on four areas of practice: litigation and arbitration, corporate M&A and commercial, life sciences, and competition law. The firm practises in English, Dutch and French.

Litigation and arbitration is an essential part of Quinz’s business. The experienced team of litigators fights for the interests of its clients in Belgian courts as well as in national and international arbitration and mediation proceedings. The firm assists companies in negotiations and delivers exceptionally reliable advice on litigation risks and strategy. The dispute resolution practice focuses on commercial and corporate disputes, creditor claims and insolvency, regulatory claims and white-collar defence.

The corporate M&A and commercial team works for both international corporations, private equity funds, investors, banks and financial institutions as well as entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing businesses – and advises on various types of M&A projects, equity financing and credit transactions and a variety of corporate counselling and business restructuring matters.

The life sciences team occupies a unique place in the Belgian and European legal markets. It is dedicated to providing expert advice (on both national and international matters) to companies active in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices as well as innovative technologies (smart devices and ICT, key enabling technologies). The firm’s clients comprise pharma multinationals, SMEs, innovative start-ups and spin-offs. The life sciences team at Quinz advises on regulatory challenges, compliance issues and the preservation of its clients’ intellectual property, drafts and negotiates contracts for day-to-day operations, and assists its clients with corporate structuring, strategic projects, business development and financing needs.

The competition team has built solid expertise over the past years by assisting national and international clients in high profile cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, providing compliance and dawn raid trainings and advising on cooperation agreements and distribution strategies as well as state aid. Quinz’s clients seeking competition law assistance are often companies in the pharmaceutical sector. Through close collaboration with Quinz’s life sciences team, our team aims at giving tailor-made advice, taking into consideration the peculiarities of the pharmaceutical sector and its regulatory framework. In addition to the life sciences industry, the firm also generates interesting mandates from clients in other sectors such as retail wholesalers, insurance companies, telecom operators and public undertakings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution (Litigation & Arbitration) Benoît Allemeersch benoit.allemeersch@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Corporate and M&A Bart Lintermans bart.lintermans@quinz.be + 32 2 255 73 80
Corporate and M&A Klaas Thibaut klaas.thibaut@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Insolvency and restructuring Benoît Allemeersch benoit.allemeersch@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Insolvency and restructuring Bart Lintermans bart.lintermans@quinz.be + 32 2 255 73 80
Healthcare & Life Sciences Pieter Wyckmans pieter.wyckmans@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Healthcare & Life Sciences Olivier Van Obberghen olivier.vanobberghen@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Competition & EU Wim De Meester wim.demeester@quinz.be +32 2 255 73 80
Dispute Resolution Stijn De Dier Stijn.dedier@quinz.be +32.494 25 84 06
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Every year Quinz provides hours of legal support by handling a maximal number of pro bono cases. Most of these are intended to contribute to the modernisation of our current law and therefore have a profound social significance.


Quinz provides pro bono legal support on a regular basis to the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF). BAEF is a non-profit dedicated to fostering the advanced study or research of deserving Belgian and American university students, scientists and scholars through its exchange fellowship program. Quinz has been involved in setting up a new fund which will generate a steady stream of low-risk revenue to the BAEF.


Quinz litigation partner Benoît Allemeersch has been appointed by the Belgian Minister of Justice, Koen Geens, as expert member of the commission charged with the drafting of a proposal for a thorough reform of the Belgian law of (civil) evidence. The commission was put in place by the Belgian Government with the particular aim of adapting the centuries-old law of evidence to the reality of modern society, including recent technological developments.
For instance, the existing legislation on this subject needed to be brought in line with the EU Regulation No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC. Benoît Allemeersch, who is partim professor of procedural and evidence law at the university of Leuven (Belgium), took part in the drafting of the new rules and appeared as the Government’s expert
at the parliamentary hearings. The proposed rules have now been incorporated in Book 8 of the new Belgian Civil Code, which replaced the then current Civil Code enacted in 1804, and came into force on 1 November 2020 (with a few exceptions).


Climate change is undeniable today. It is of great importance that we try to mitigate its negative effects. That is why
we, in our day-to-day activities, strive to a more sustainable environment. Quinz has implemented different
measures with the aim of reducing our environmental footprint. Quinz has, for example, invested in a wellfunctioning work environment, which significantly reduces our paper usage. Finally, it is at least as important for us
that our external providers apply the same standards

Quinz is well positioned in the triangle Vilvoorde (Brussels) – Mechelen – Leuven. Very close to Brussels, the capital of Europe and nearby the national airport in Zaventem. Our lawyers work from our offices or from those of our clients.  


Quinz is a young and innovative law firm that combines robust sector knowledge and experience with high quality legal services at very competitive rates. We believe that this model is unmatched on the Belgian legal market. Because of this Quinz has already worked with a diverse range of clients including: 

      • Various sovereign states 
      • The European External Action Service
      • A South African mining company
      • An international leather split group
      • An international management consulting firm


Quinz is made up of a diverse team of individuals with an international background having studied and worked in various countries, including:  

      • USA 
      • UK
      • France
      • Australia
      • Switzerland
      • France
      • The Netherlands
      • Germany
      • Denmark
      • Spain

Together the Quinz team speaks a range of languages including Dutch, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.  


Quinz is an independent law firm, which has opted not to form part of a formal international network. However, the vast bulk of our work and clients are international, and hence, we do maintain close “best friends” relationships with top law firms in most prominent jurisdictions in Europe and the rest of the world. It is important to note that Quinz takes the selection of its partnering firms abroad very seriously and we only team up with firms who we believe can offer the same quality, style and approach. 

CLIENT: Yves Ovelacq
TESTIMONIAL: Quinz is without any doubt a go-to firm for dispute resolution in Belgium. They have a rare combination of high-quality people with of course deep legal knowledge, but also highly talented to put the legal experience into concrete action with the complementary skills: communication, negotiation, creativity for alternative solutions and are very knowledgeable and very responsive, making always time when you need it. They put enormous amounts of care into preparing their cases. I have primarily been working with Benoît Allemeersch, who continuously shows superior legal and tactical skills. Benoît Allemeersch is an empathic but persistent lawyer, always quick on his feet and able to come up with pragmatic and commercial solutions to complex legal issues. Finally it is also pleasant to work with them.

CLIENT: Peter Verplancke
TESTIMONIAL: As an associate general counsel at the pharma multinational UCB, I often appeal on the excellent legal services of Quinz’ life sciences department. Like all law firms that we work with, Quinz offers high-quality and punctual legal support. What really makes Quinz’ life sciences department stand out however is its very personalized approach. You can clearly notice how much effort all its team members make to understand our needs and profile and provide their services accordingly, how much care they put in ensuring that their assistance meets our expectations, how focused they are on improving their support.
I generally work with partners Olivier Van Obberghen and Pieter Wyckmans. They manage their team with great care and distinction, and are -most notably- very agreeable to work with.

CLIENT: Hendrik Winkelmans
COMPANY/FIRM: Freshmen Fund
TESTIMONIAL: As CEO/founder of an investment fund in the B2C space we have had excellent experiences with Quinz. We work with them on various aspects of our legal business with an emphasis on corporate & M&A work. Besides their triple-A legal skills, the team excels in its pragmatic, commercial approach as well as in responsiveness.
We have been working mainly with the team under responsibility of Bart Lintermans. We have come to appreciate their boutique approach to servicing their clients. For us as a client that approach comes with benefits such as very hands-on issue handling with high partner involvement. Quinz has also proven to be able to access a very strong and responsive network of law firms. This has allowed us to leverage Quinz for international deals as well as for legal challenges in the tax & labor law area.

CLIENT: Wim Souverijns
TESTIMONIAL: The Quinz team that supported our launch preparation perfectly managed to provide high quality, to the point and practical legal advice while recognizing the resource constraints of a biotech startup.
They integrated so well in the team that they nearly became part of us without losing their role as external advisor. Never felt like we were working with ‘lawyers’!

CLIENT: Jan Froyman
TESTIMONIAL: After many years of experience with different top tier law firms in Belgium, we settled on working exclusively with Quinz for the past couple of years now. Not only do we find the blended fee rates more competitive compared to other top tier law firms, we appreciate the hands-on no nonsense approach from juniors all the way up to senior partners, combined with the quality of work being on par with Magic Circle firms. Whereas many law firms will engage in endless theoretical negotiations with their counterparts, driving up the bill for their clients and sometimes compromising transactions, Quinz knows exactly the red flags for Green Park and will negotiate accordingly and thus efficiently.
For all our M&A contractual agreements, we work predominantly with Klaas Thibaut and Wout Hooyberghs, who are both extremely professional and available whenever last minute advice is needed.

CLIENT: Birger Jespers
COMPANY/FIRM: Emmaus Group
TESTIMONIAL: The reactivity of the lawyers of Quinz is exceptionally fast. They are able to rapidly analyse a case and propose a realistic procedural strategy. There is no limit to their commitment and dedication to the business and the way in which they handle business creates a tremendous confidence with the clients.

Partner Vincent Van Obberghen is our key contact in litigation matters. During court hearings and expert sessions, one can feel that he is held in very high regard by the court and his opponents. There is also no doubt that he has a very large control over the procedure. He has a very strong understanding of the needs and expectations of his client.

CLIENT: Justine Verbeke
TESTIMONIAL: We appreciate Wim De Meester’s pragmatic and business-oriented approach as well as his very high level of involvement in the file.