Seeds of Law > Brussels, Belgium > Firm Profile

Seeds of Law
Bastion Tower
Marsveldplein 5
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

Headed by firm co-founder Leo Peeters, Seeds of Law‘s insolvency offering provides advice and support to clients in sectors including tech, real estate, and banking. It acts for creditors and investors as well as distressed companies, and Peeters has complementary experience in corporate and business law, including in transactions.

Practice head(s):

Leo Peeters

Other key lawyers:

Koen De Puydt; Leila Mstoian; Aurélie Glinne

Testimonials

‘Seeds of Law has a strong reputation when it comes to insolvency and restructuring matters. The team treats all matters as if they were their own business. They work together with their clients to think of solutions, and obtain good results. Every business that they save creates a new partnership for them. Partnership is the key to their success.’

‘Keen, accurate and experienced.’

‘Happy to work with them. Easily accessible. Fair billing. Always available.’

‘Professional team.’

‘Great collaboration, easy to approach, rapid.’

‘Every individual in the team, in particular Leo Peeters, Leila Mstoian and Aurélie Glinne, is a very skilled negotiator and on top of every issue, as it is very important to react quickly in these matters. Moreover, creativity is a must in this practice area. Each team member always goes for the extra mile to search for and find the best possible solution.’

‘Koen De Puydt, Leo Peeters, and Leila Mstoian stand out.’

‘Leo Peeters is very knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Belleheide Center NV

Get Air Belgium

Work highlights

  • Successfully assisted Belleheide NV with its judicial reorganisation.
  • Advised Get Air Belgium with regard to a judicial reorganisation procedure to safeguard its continuity.

Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Steered by joint practice heads Koen De Puydt and Alain De Jonge, Seeds of Law‘s disputes practice handles both litigation and arbitration proceedings for a growing roster of SME clients, including entities from the worlds of pharmaceuticals, energy, and munitions, to name a few. Market veteran Leo Peeters is highly experienced in commercial and contract law, while the ‘excellent’ Steve Griess is noted for his capabilities in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly in franchise and distribution law matters. Ulrike Beuselinck is recommended for the breadth of her real estate expertise. All named lawyers are based in Brussels.

Practice head(s):

Koen De Puydt; Alain De Jonge

Testimonials

‘Steve Griess is excellent and reactive.’

Key clients

Everzinc Belgium SA

Conseils Vins SA

Willemen NV

Belleheide Center NV

Mr Willy Pauwels

Holiday Home Experts

Europêche ADF

Moneygram Payment System INC

Mr Eric Albert (Erico BV)

Paul Dehaen – Dehaen Immo

Get Air Belgium

Ring Pharma

Profile Belux

Menouquin

Destination Rally

X-RIS SRL

All-WAYS SA

Gaming 1 SRL

Intrasoft International SA

Immopass SRL

NV FEDERALE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

SA Electro Depot Belgium

Multipharma SC

Work highlights

  • Succesfully assisted Immo De Haen in an international, multi-million post-closing dispute before a Belgian arbitration court regarding the payment of a current account and the release of a mortgage.
  • Succesfully assisted Menouquin in a dispute about the use of trade names; negotiated a settlement under the auspicies of a mediator following a court order.
  • Assisted Get Air Belgium in a dispute with the landlord about rent payments during the covid pandemic.

Belgium > Environment Tier 4

Urban planning and permitting are core work streams for Seeds of Law, where practice head Koen De Puydt has experience in environmental and real estate law. The firm’s client base encompasses public authorities as well as small, mid-sized, and large private companies, in sectors including waste management.

Practice head(s):

Koen De Puydt

Other key lawyers:

Aline Heyrman

Testimonials

‘To the point.’ 

‘Easily accessible. Fair billing. Always available. Ongoing cooperation.’ 

‘Koen De Puydt is a top lawyer.’

Key clients

C.E.T.T. P. Monseu

Sandaya

SUCABA NV

GXO

Greenleaf NV

XPO Supply Chain Chemicals Belgium

Work highlights

  • Advised Parc la Clusure with respect to its application for an environmental permit.
  • Advised C.E.T.T. P. Monseu regarding the application for a new single permit.
  • Advising Brik on regional town planning legislation and related matters.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Seeds of Law has bespoke expertise in company and corporate law, as well as public law and administrative issues, and provides guidance to a diverse range of clients on corporate governance and environmental considerations. Leo Peeters and Toon Rummens head up the team.

Seeds of Law is a full-service law firm, specialised in company and commercial law, real estate and construction law and administrative law.

Our clients range from small and medium sized enterprises and stock-exchange listed companies and entrepreneurs, operating throughout the world and in a wide variety of sectors, as well as government services and other administrations.

Our solid, multidisciplinary team of lawyers thinks things through with you in a strategic manner, and offers sustainable solutions with a realistic and pragmatic approach.

You can rely on our knowledge and experience for legal advice, and for drawing up and negotiating watertight contracts. We help you start up and run your company and, if necessary, assist you with procedural matters.

Our mission is …
Helping businesses start up, and providing support during their operation … because this allows us to help entrepreneurs realise their dreams.

What does this entail in practical terms?
Setting up a brand new business or a branch and/or re-structuring, taking over or selling a company, the funding required for this, contracts tailor-made to your business, negotiation of these, if necessary, a win-win situation for all parties is always important, purchasing and selling real estate, perhaps with the appropriate real estate planning, employing personnel, attracting expats, and proper management of social matters, managing all of your intellectual property rights, so you need not worry about that either.

Domestic and foreign entrepreneurs use our services.

And then if a problem does arise, we will do our utmost to assist you, initially via legal mediation and if that fails, we will be happy to defend you in court or arbitration proceedings.

We make a point of familiarising ourselves fully with your company and sector, in order to able to think strategically together with you.

And we do all of this in Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Farsi and Arabic.

Department Name Email Telephone
Leo Peeters leo.peeters@seeds.law +32 475 23 08 96
Koen De Puydt koen.depuydt@seeds.law +32 478 20 89 61
Alain De Jonge alain.dejonge@seeds.law +32 475 23 08 96
Roeland Moeyersons roeland.moeyersons@seeds.law +486 52 65 51
Vincent Cassiers vincent.cassiers@seeds.law +32 479 77 46 62
Peter Moerman peter.moerman@seeds.law +32 498 43 37 69
Steve Griess steve.griess@seeds.law +32 479 76 22 56
Toon Rummens toon.rummens@seeds.law +32 485 96 56 63
Leila Mstoian leila.mstoian@seeds.law +32 2 747 40 03
Ulrike Beuselinck ulrike.beuselinck@seeds.law +32 486 58 90 84
Lawyers : 25
Marketing team : 3
Administration and accounting : 3
Dutch
French
English (fluent)
German
Spanish
Italian
Russian
Farsi (Persian)
Arabic
IBA (International Bar Association)
Alliott Group
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CLIENT: Timo Schopfer
COMPANY/FIRM: Trumpf Financial Services
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Peeters and his team supported our entrance into the Belgian market. Working with them has always gone well. They don’t tell me what I want to hear. They tell me what I need to hear. Mr. Peeters’ firm provided me with all the information I needed and could sum everything up to me in a very understandable way. They have a good knowledge of finance. They also had a good understanding of our entire business, not just the legal aspects. They had time for us and I felt appreciated as a client. I would definitely work with them again.


CLIENT: Sander Breugelmans
COMPANY/FIRM: Prologis
TESTIMONIAL: We call on Seeds of law for real estate related matters. Seeds of Law is a partner who fully understands us, a US stock quoted real estate player. We have a specific look on our business and avoid certain risks. They take care of that and protect us from these risks. They look actively for solutions and are very responsive.
I can almost fully entrust them with complex litigation and real estate transaction. They take care of the project management and discuss with other advisors. I know that I can count on them, and that means a lot for me.


CLIENT: Veronique Du Rang
COMPANY/FIRM: Feelness
TESTIMONIAL:

Our trust in Seeds of Law, in particular Koen De Puydt and Toon Delie, has only grown over time. Our expectations regarding the constructive approach, integrity and justice were amply exceeded. TOP team!
Not only your expertise regarding our issues was much appreciated, but also your attention and listening ear for our emotions and sensitivities. With you, we not only won our case, but also the respect for the inventor and his creativity has been restored. Justice has been done.


The most important thing for Seeds of Law when it comes to human resources is equality. This is why we continue By far, the most important value for Seeds of Law when it comes to human resources is inclusiveness, i.e. fairness and equality. This is why we keep working to maintain within our team diversity, cultural equality and gender equality.

Seeds of Law achieved diversity organically by bringing together several types of persons, all different, forming a multicultural and diverse team. We strive to keep this level of diversity, to fuel it and to grow it which is the basis for a strong cohesion of our team.

The diversity we have achieved in our team allows us to better understand our customers and their concerns, to assist them in a broad array of matters and to offer services in 9 different languages.

By sponsoring DiA positive (a project of the Dutch-speaking Bar of Brussels), we stimulate diversity in the legal profession. DiA positive aims to raise awareness among young people with a migration background to the opportunity to study law and, by extension, to start a career in the legal profession. Seeds of Law already experiences every day how wonderful diversity can be.

Another CSR project we support is “Maggie-program” that builds pop up schools around the world with maggie-shelters. They built a.o. schools in Iraq, The Kakuma refugee camp and a school in Mombasa Kenia.

Finally we provide legal support for free to Make-a-Wish Belgium-Flanders.

Other core values for Seeds of Law are: trust, respect and integrity. We respect our clients and their (business) needs, but we also respect our teams and their professional needs and duties. That is also how we build trust. As for integrity, we make sure to honour the ethics and morals of our stakeholders, clients, colleagues, partners and suppliers, in order to provide honest services and reach a high level of solidarity and always a win-win situation.