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 ‘delivers top quality assistance in complex litigation matters‘, and garners praise for its ‘very pragmatic approach and excellent knowledge of the business‘. Benoît Allemeersch is ‘a keen strategic thinker who has a goal oriented approach to litigation and knows how to guide the client through a thorough risk assessment of each step in the process‘. He jointly heads up the department with Vincent Van Obberghen, who is ‘a brilliant litigator who is able to articulate very complex matters in a very eloquent way‘. Counsel Stijn De Dier is another name to note.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

Quinz‘s insolvency and restructuring team ‘is able to perform in-depth analysis of difficult legal issues‘, with ‘exceptional quality‘ at partner level and below. Jointly headed by Benoît Allemeersch – noted for his ‘excellent legal brain‘ – and Vincent Van Obberghen, whose ‘perfect mastery of insolvency proceedings is downright impressive‘, the practice is best known for its handling of contentious matters. This includes litigation against debtors, as well as assisting creditors in cases involving fraudulent or wrongful trading.