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White & Case LLP

62 RUE DE LA LOI, WETSTRAAT 62, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP acts for banks and corporate clients on domestic and complex international transactions, often exceeding €300m. A highlight in 2017 was its advice to the arrangers on the leveraged financing of Refresco’s acquisition of Cott’s bottling business. Counsel Willem Van de Wiele joined from Allen & Overy LLP in November 2016 and now heads the capital markets practice. Thierry Bosly and Hadrien Servais lead the restructuring and insolvency, and banking practices, respectively.

Next generation lawyers

Hadrien Servais - White & Case LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP concentrates on high-end, high-value and cross-border M&A, where it has a global reputation. In one recent example, the team advised the shareholders of Ogeda on its sale to Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma. Corporate law specialist Muriel Alhadeff was promoted to partner. Practice head Thierry Bosly and associate Camille Deveseleer are also recommended.

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Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping
Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP’s James Killick is a prominent name for trade remedies and sanctions work; he successfully represented European steel association Eurofer in its efforts to persuade the EC to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of hot-rolled flat products from China. Killick is also advising several Russian banks and energy companies on various sanctions and export control matters. Jacquelyn MacLennan heads up the customs side of the practice and is advising Celanese on high-level customs matters. Counsel Richard King is also recommended.

Leading individuals

James Killick - White & Case LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has strong expertise in financial services, technology and white-collar crime disputes and is regularly involved in multi-jurisdictional cases. Group head Nathalie Colin advised Facebook Ireland on several matters in Belgium and the Netherlands. Thierry Bosly and Colin successfully defended Bank Indonesia in a dispute brought by the trustees of its former Dutch subsidiary.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLP

The ‘very experienced’ group at White & Case LLP has ‘strong expertise in cross-border files’ and a prominent creditor-side practice, although it acts for all stakeholders in insolvency cases. Group head Thierry Bosly and litigator Nathalie Colin recently represented Standard Chartered Bank in the insolvency proceedings of Exelco Group. Bosly, alongside Muriel Alhadeff, also acted for Natixis Factor in insolvency proceedings in multiple European jurisdictions.

Leading individuals

Thierry Bosly - White & Case LLP

Next generation lawyers

Muriel Alhadeff - White & Case LLP

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Not-for-profit
Not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP impresses with its ‘professionalism, commitment, response times and deep knowledge’. Firm-wide, it puts a strong emphasis on pro bono work, an area which is among the firm’s 14 global practices. With a vast office network, it excels in complex, cross-border work. Brussels partner Jacquelyn MacLennan heads the global pro bono practice; she is ‘a brilliant communicator’, with ‘an exceptionally sharp capacity to observe detail’.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP acts for a wide range of private equity players and corporate clients on investments, acquisitions, capital increases and reorganisations. The team recently advised angel investment fund Belcube on an equity increase in start-up company Qover. Practice head Thierry Bosly, associate Camille Deveseleer and Muriel Alhadeff, who was promoted from local partner to partner in 2017, receive praise for their ‘accuracy, availability and negotiation skills’. Hadrien Servais advises corporates, private equity investors and banks.

Leading individuals

Thierry Bosly - White & Case LLP

Next generation lawyers

Hadrien Servais - White & Case LLP

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Belgium: Competition

EU and global
Competition: EU and global - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

Focused, prompt and highly professional’, White & Case LLP has a diverse competition practice that is particularly adept in the energy, technology, telecoms and pharmaceuticals sectors. In a recent example, James Killick advised Supercell on Tencent Holdings’ $8.6bn acquisition of a majority stake in the company. Kai Struckmann and counsel Genevra Forwood stand out for their ‘close case involvement and in-depth knowledge of EU law’. Mark Powell, Assimakis Komninos and ‘impressive partner’ Jacquelyn MacLennan are also recommended.

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Belgium: EU regulatory

Pharma, medical devices and biotech
EU regulatory: Pharma, medical devices and biotech - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP’s group, which has a strong record in contentious work, was kept busy advising on patent settlements, competition matters, parallel trade and second medical-use patents over the past year. Group head James Killick, who has ‘a good business understanding’, is representing Servier in its appeal to the General Court against the EC decision concerning the drug perindopril.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Manufacturing
Industry focus: Manufacturing - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP is well versed in the manufacturing sector, where it acts for household-name companies on a broad range of practice areas. Litigation – at both the national and EU level – is a mainstay, and the team also provides regulatory, environmental and international trade law advice to its clients in the industry. In 2017, a cross-office team including James Killick in Brussels advised voestalpine and Salzgitter in the US anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate originating in Germany. Competition law expert Mark Powell splits his time between Brussels and London.

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