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Squire Patton Boggs
AVENUE LLOYD GEORGE 7
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs advises corporate and institutional investors on a variety of domestic and international transactions, working in close collaboration with its Europe-wide and global offering on complex cross-border M&A, private equity transactions, and joint ventures. The team also utilises integrated competition, regulatory, and tax expertise, and has a strong focus on the chemicals, logistics, energy, and industrials sectors, among others. The Brussels-based team is led by Bart Vanderstraete, an experienced transactional counsel with a particular focus on cross-border chemicals and materials deals. Marga Caproni advises companies on corporate employment issues, including data privacy and incentives.

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Testimonials

‘The Brussels practice has been an invaluable highly responsive resource for our company’s activities in Belgium, across a range of disciplines. The commercial and corporate team, in particular, is our principal point of contact for any issues that arise.’

‘Bart Vanderstraete is the company’s ‘go-to’ lawyer in Belgium. We particularly value his responsiveness to any matter, however small or large.’

‘Good business acumen.’

Responsiveness, quality in work, to the point and value for money.

Always responsive and well grounded legal advice.

Key clients

Live Nation

AGC Glass Europe

The Craftory

PSA

GIMV

Ineos

Animalcare

SABIC

Nanocyl

Ionics

Roper Group – Deltek

Success Hotel Group

Aroundtown

Work highlights

  • Advising the Bridgestone group on the divestment of its Firestone Building Products business to LafargeHolcim.
  • Advising Deltek Denmark on its purchase of all the shares in SBSA BV.
  • Advising investment fund The Craftory on its €22m investment in Edgard & Coopers.

Belgium > Competition: EU and global Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is heavily involved in major cartel investigations, representing clients active in a variety of industries before the European Court of Justice in criminal proceedings and appealing damages awards. The team also advises on cross-border merger control matters in collaboration with its other European offices. The team is led by Brian Hartnett, who has a highly successful record in litigation before the European Commission and courts.

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Oliver Geiss

Testimonials

‘Spend a lot of time getting to know their clients well, understanding their needs and forming good relationships.’

‘Extremely detailed knowledge of the legal position and took time to understand our commercial objectives. Highly responsive in a very short time frame.’

‘Friendly, calm and self assured. Quite understated in a good way. Really took the time to understand our objectives and then set about delivering high quality advice.’

‘All of the people I have dealt with are approachable and very competent. Never had to chase up a request for advice. Clear detailed advice every time.’

‘Our main contact is Brian Hartnett, specialized in competition law and antitrust matters. Brian is very knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience. He is very approachable and a proactive thinker, which shows in his advice and analysis.’

The Belgian practice is a strong practice in particular on EU competition with a highly knowledgeable and efficient approach.

Brian Hartnett and Oliver Geiss are both outstanding individuals in the competition field.

Key clients

Adolf Roth Gmbh & Co. Kg

Agc Inc.

Amcor

Ashland, Inc.

Autostrada Wielkopolska

Bridgestone Corporation

Calon Energy Limited

Honeywell International

Kuraray Co., Ltd

Latam Airlines Group

Leeds City Council

Lubrizol Corp.

Perceptron, Inc.

Quanta Storage Inc.

Sk Global Chemical Co., Ltd

Styrenics Circular Solutions Inpa

Transport For Greater Manchester

Vodafone

Work highlights

  • Representing LATAM, Chile’s national airline, before the European General Court in an appeal against the European Commission’s finding of a global cartel in the airfreight sector.
  • Advising Quanta on an ongoing cartel appeal.
  • Representing AWSA in its appeal before the European Court of Justice of a European Commission state aid decision ordering recovery of more than €210m.
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The firm: Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

The firm gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

The firm offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of clients’ business. Its robust and open culture enables the firm to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, the firm has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

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Aerospace, defence and government services
Automotive
Aviation
Brands and consumer products
Business immigration
Chemicals
Communications
Competition – antitrust
Construction and engineering
Corporate
Data privacy and cybersecurity
Energy and natural resources
Environmental, safety and health
Financial services
Government investigations and white-collar
Healthcare
Hospitality and leisure
Industrial products
Infrastructure
Institutional investors
Intellectual property and technology
International dispute resolution
International trade
Labour and employment
Latin America
Life sciences
Litigation
Media and advertising
Pensions
Private investment funds
Public and infrastructure finance
Public policy
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Retail
Sports and entertainment
Tax credit finance and community development
Tax strategy and benefits
Transportation, shipping and logistics
Contacts : Mark Ruehlmann (chairman/global CEO)
Contacts : Brian Hartnett (managing partner)
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Recognised as one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, Squire Patton Boggs provides insight at the point where law, business and government meet.

Squire Patton Boggs gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.

With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.

Squire Patton Boggs offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. The firm’s robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, Squire Patton Boggs has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

The firm advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.

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Chair/Global CEO Mark J. Ruehlmann