Benoît Allemeersch > Quinz > Vilvoorde, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Quinz
MEDIALAAN 28B
1800 VILVOORDE
Belgium

Work Department

Dispute Resolution
Insolvency and restructuring

Position

A respected litigator and negotiator, Benoît Allemeersch represents clients before civil and criminal courts in Belgium, as well as in national and international arbitration. The focus of his dispute resolution practice is on complex commercial, financial and corporate disputes and he frequently consults on cross-border litigation. His experience includes appointments as an arbitrator and a mediator.

Career

Member of the Brussels Bar since 1999. Founding partner of Quinz since 2011. Tenured partim professor of law at the University of Leuven, where he teaches Belgian and European procedural and evidence law. Studied law at KU Leuven, Duke University and Yale Law School.

Languages

Dutch, French and English

Memberships

Member of the Brussels Bar, the boards of Brussels South Charleroi Airport, the Belgian arbitration center Cepani and the University Foundation.

Education

  • Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Dr.Iur. 2006
  • Yale Law School, LL.M., 2001 (BAEF and Yale Law Fellowships)
  • Duke University School of Law, exchange program student, 1998
  • Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), LL.B. 1996 and LL.M. 1999 (summa cum laude) 

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Benoît AllemeerschQuinz

Quinz is particularly sought after by clients in the financial services, life sciences, energy and public sectors – including various sovereign states – for representation in high-profile litigation and arbitration proceedings. Co-practice head Benoît Allemeersch is a highly regarded arbitrator and mediator under various rulings, including CEPANI, ICC, NAI, and VIAC. Géraldine Scraeyen is noted for her formidable capabilities acting for energy and travel sector clients, while Stijn De Dier is experienced in insolvency matters and as counsel to creditors and debtors in restructuring mandates. Former fellow practice head Vincent Van Obberghen has now left the firm.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

With a strong portfolio of creditor clients including international financial institutions, the ‘unique‘ team at Quinz represents in high-profile insolvency and restructuring proceedings, both enforcing and on occasion defending against creditor claims, as well as handling debt recovery and debtor protection, particularly in relation to Covid-19 related issues. Practice head Benoît Allemeersch is an accomplished litigator with a record in insolvency and corporate restructuring proceedings in a range of sectors. Former fellow practice head Vincent Van Obberghen has now left the firm.