Mr Stefan Deswert > Osborne Clarke > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Osborne Clarke
Marsveldplein 5
1050 Brussels

Work Department



Partner, Belgium

Stefan specialises in distribution, retail, logistics, infrastructure and real estate. He has an in-depth knowledge of contract law, in particular e-contracts and commercial contracts. His practice covers a wide range of local and cross-border litigation issues, as well as arbitration.


Stefan is one of the founding Partners of Osborne Clarke Belgium. Before then, he worked in a large Belgian law firm.


Dutch, English, French, Swedish


Master’s degree in Economic and Financial Law from the V.U.B. – Free University of Brussels

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Leveraging its firmwide sector expertise, Osborne Clarke‘s dispute resolution practice is routinely instructed by a number of leading entities in the retail, life sciences, and tech areas. Practice head Stefan Deswert is an experienced litigator who focuses on local and cross-border disputes, as well as construction litigation and arbitration. Retail head Marie Canivet is well versed in arbitration and mediation proceedings, with specific expertise in distribution law and franchising. Philippe Brabanders is also noted.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Osborne Clarke combines its historic strength in the technology sector with additional expertise in life sciences, retail, and financial services, advising a range of domestic and international clients on M&A, growth investments and commercial issues. The team is jointly led by corporate head David Haex, a specialist in life sciences transactions who regularly guides companies from initial venture capital investments through to public listings, and counts major pharma and biotech companies among his clients, alongside commercial head Stefan Deswert, who advises on distribution, retail, logistics, infrastructure and real estate, with a particular focus on commercial contracts and e-contracts.