Mr Bart De Moor > Strelia > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Strelia
RUE ROYALE/KONINGSSTRAAT 145
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Commercial law, Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Bart De Moor is a partner in our dispute resolution practice and in the restructuring & insolvency practice. He assists and advises clients on litigation and alternative dispute resolution, company law, commercial law, private international law, and secured debt, whether they are complex international issues or local matters. A lot of his work revolve around corporate disputes such as shareholders and directors’ disputes, directors’ liability, and insolvency-related disputes. He also advises clients on reorganisation and insolvency and is regularly appointed by the court as an insolvency practitioner. He was an insolvency practitioner appointed by the court in the reorganisation proceedings of the Belgian airline Sabena, the companies Photo Hall Multimedia and Flamant Group, and in the bankruptcy proceedings of Photo Hall Multimedia and Free Record Shop.

Bart is an accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters, accredited with the Federale Bemiddelingscommissie since 2007. He is an insolvency practitioner, who is admitted to plead before the Brussels Court of Enterprises (Ondernemingsrechtbank/Tribunal de l’entreprise).

Bart is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) and author of numerous books and articles published extensively in legal journals. He is a member of the editorial board of the the legal journal DAOR (Droit des Affaires-OndernemingsRecht), member of Insol Europe and Insol World, and member and co-chair of the Reorganisation and Workouts Subcommittee of the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Career

He started his career with Dal & Veldekens and moved to Laga where he was a partner from 2000 until 2009, prior to joining Taylor Wessing as a partner for the departments Company, Civil and Commercial Law Litigation as well as Insolvency and Reconstruction. Bart joined Strelia in July 2015.

Languages

Dutch / Frecnh / English

Memberships

Bart was a member of the Council of the Dutch-speaking Bar of Brussels from 2007 till 2010 and a former delegate of the Brussels Bar at the General Assembly of Flemish Bar Associations from 2008 till 2017.

Education

He studied law at the University of Namur and at the University of Ghent obtaining his law degree in 1986. In 1992, he also obtained a certificate awarding a four-year cycle of courses on the Legal System of the United States, delivered by the University of Georgia and the Brussels Bar. In 1993, Bart obtained a certificate in Health Economics at the University of Antwerp. In 2014, Bart obtained the Certificate “Einführung in das deutsche Recht” awarded by the Deutscher Anwaltverein and the Dutch Bar Association in Brussels.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

(Leading individuals)

Bart De MoorStrelia

Strelia‘s restructuring and insolvency department leverages the firm’s full-service offering to benefit from a range of corporate, tax and employment expertise. Led by the ‘exceptionalBart De Moor, the practice handles judicial reorganisation and bankruptcy-related matters, with a strong reputation for defending debtors during litigation proceedings. Clients recognise the firm’s ‘great network in Belgium‘, with De Moor and associate Marine Callebaut also regularly appointed as administrators or liquidators by the court.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Jean-Pierre Fierens heads up the department at Strelia, which has ‘a strong litigation practice, particularly in the field of disputes in insolvency and restructuring law‘. The ‘very reliable‘ team is also noted for its expertise in corporate litigation, as is evidenced by the fact that it is representing directors of Optima Bank in ongoing damages claims which arose after the bank was declared bankrupt. Bart De Moor is ‘very knowledgeable and easy to work with‘. Sébastien Ryelandt has expertise in banking litigation, while Olivier Clevenbergh is well-versed in handling commercial and corporate disputes. Other key names are counsels Gaetano Jannone and Joanna Kraus-Kolber, who is ‘very reliable, dedicated and easy to work with‘.