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Osborne Clarke

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Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Osborne Clarke

The 'very knowledgable' business transactions practice at Osborne Clarke¬†has a client base ranging from multinational companies to start-ups and scale-ups. Life sciences and technology are among the team's sector specialisms.¬†In a recent work highlight, the group was instructed by¬†TiGenix¬†on the ‚ā¨520m public takeover bid by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. David Haex¬†and Hadrien Chef¬†'stand out', particularly for being 'hands-on and proactive'.¬†Stefan Deswert¬†heads the team alongside Haex.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

The team at Osborne Clarke has 'in-depth expertise and a deep understanding of the clients' needs'. The group is perhaps best known for its solid experience in handling disputes brought by clients from the retail and technology sectors, and is adept at commercial litigation. Practice head Stefan Deswert 'demonstrates complete devotion to his work and can easily guide a client through the most challenging cases'. Associate Philippe Brabanders 'comes up with creative approaches to complex issues'.

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EU regulatory: Financial services
EU regulatory: Financial services - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke's 'strong' team has 'recognised expertise' in financial regulatory matters, according to a client. Joan Carette heads the practice; she is widely recognised for her experience in fintech regulatory work, and in this space, she is leading the advice to Belgian Mobile ID on the regulatory framework for using an app to register as a client with a financial entity and remotely approve transactions. Associate Jean-Christophe Vercauteren is also recommended.

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EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection
EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection - ranked: tier 2

Osborne Clarke

Recent work for Benjamin Docquir's 'efficient' team at Osborne Clarke includes advising on data security, GDPR compliance, data transfer and binding corporate rules. Counsel Ann-Sophie De Graeve left the firm to join UCB as senior counsel.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

The 'always available' Thierry Viérin leads Osborne Clarke's 'extremely responsive' team, which attracts praise for providing 'high-quality advice'. The group has established strength in representing employer clients from the technology, life sciences and biotech sectors. The group also includes senior counsel Vinciane Rysselinck and senior associate Johanna Van Herreweghen.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Osborne Clarke

The life sciences group at¬†Osborne Clarke¬†is well known for handling corporate, commercial, financing and regulatory¬†advice in the space and provides 'a clear, internal alignment and communication on projects that are cross-functional'. A team, led by corporate partner David Haex, acted for TiGenix¬†on the ‚ā¨520m public takeover bid by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.

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Not-for-profit
Not-for-profit - ranked: tier 1

Osborne Clarke

At Osborne Clarke, Ruth Wirtz‚Äôs ‚Äėpersonal involvement is greatly valued‚Äô by a wide range of clients, including charities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), hospitals, and trade and lobbying associations. Wirtz, who leads the practice, and has nearly 20 years of experience of the non-profit sector, has expertise in contractual disputes, and Belgian and cross-border mergers and restructurings. In 2017, Wirtz advised the European Chemical Industry Council on revising its corporate governance rules. Hadrien Chef¬†assisted Actiris with setting up a social impact bonds programme.

Leading individuals

Ruth Wirtz - Osborne Clarke

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke's practice head¬†Laurent Donnay de Casteau, who has circa 20 years of experience of corporate, indirect and personal tax matters,¬†'always makes himself available to talk' and provides 'first-class advice'. De Casteau and senior associate¬†Olivier Lambillon¬†are increasingly sought after to handle tax issues with an international dimension for industry-leading players in sectors that are of core strategic focus to the firm, such as digital business, retail, real estate, life sciences, private equity and finance. In addition to advising clients on the strategic tax aspects of cross-border corporate structurings and restructurings, the team also provides assistance with tax-related aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as tax litigation. In 2018, De Casteau and Lambillon advised TiGenix on the tax treatment of stock option plans, as well as other tax issues, in connection with a proposed ‚ā¨520m public takeover of the company by Takeda.

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