Ilse Van de Mierop > DLA Piper > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
1000 Brussels

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Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring

(Leading individuals)

Ilse Van de MieropDLA Piper

Clients appreciate the ‘knowledge, competence and availability‘ on offer from DLA Piper‘s finance, projects and restructuring department. With a particular focus on matters concerning asset recovery and credit reorganisation, the members of Ilse Van de Mierop‘s team are often appointed as receivers, provisional directors and liquidators. Van de Mierop is an aviation sector expert; she has been particularly active in this space as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is currently assisting Sabena Aerospace Engineering in a wrongful termination-related creditor-liquidator dispute. Litigator Joris De Vos is another name of note for shareholder and real estate-related proceedings.

Belgium > Industry focus: Transport

At DLA Piper, the cross-departmental infrastructure, construction and transport group is active in the aviation, rail and shipping sectors, typically advising on EU legislation, public procurement and new development projects. Regulatory expert Bob Martens co-heads the team alongside finance and restructuring specialist Ilse Van de Mierop; both also handle contentious matters and count ground handlers, logistics providers, contractor consortiums and domestic operators among their clients.

Belgium > Dispute resolution

Ilse Van de Mierop heads up the department at DLA Piper, where recent mandates included white-collar crime cases, regulatory issues and construction and competition litigation. Bob Martens is a key name in the practice for handling public sector disputes. Annelies Verlinden left the firm in September 2020 to serve as Minister of the Interior in the Belgian government.

Belgium > Aviation

DLA Piper‘s practice, which is jointly led by Ilse Van de Mierop and Bob Martens, is highly prominent in litigation. On the non-contentious side, the team advises clients on regulatory issues and restructurings. Counsel Charles Dumont de Chassart is another key figure in the group.

Belgium > Fraud and white-collar crime

With a multidisciplinary approach, DLA Piper handles financial fraud cases stemming from post-acquisitions and demergers, as well as gambling, bribery, customs and bankruptcy-related crimes. Led by Joris De Vos, who concentrates on corporate litigation and D&O liability cases, the practice’s other areas of focus include damage control, managing reputational risks and providing guidance in fraud prevention and compliance. De Vos is supported by restructuring expert Ilse Van de Mierop, administrative and public law specialist Bob Martens and of counsel Christian Van Buggenhout.