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Announcing the 2021-2022 Best Lawyers™ in Belgium

The results include an elite field of top lawyers and firms.

Announcing the 2021-2022 Best Lawyers™ in Bel
Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers

June 23, 2021 04:45 PM

Best Lawyers has highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession for 40 years. Through an extensive and careful nomination and peer review voting process, we offer unbiased legal referrals from top rated lawyers across the world.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

The 2021-2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Belgium recognizes the professional excellence of 575 lawyers in 50 practice areas, including 36 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

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Here are highlights from the 2021-2022 11th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Belgium:

  • 575 Listed Lawyers
  • 181 Law Firms with Recognized Lawyers
  • 50 Practice Areas Represented
  • 36 "Lawyer of the Year" Honorees

Top Metro Areas in Belgium by How Many Lawyers are Recognized:

  • Brussels
  • Antwerp
  • Gent
  • Brugge
  • Liege

Top 10 Practice Areas Searched in Belgium on www.bestlawyers.com:

  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trade Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • European Union Law
  • Technology Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Energy Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation

Top 10 Practice Areas in Belgium by Number of Recognized Lawyers:

  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • European Union Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Trade Law
  • Litigation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Environmental Law

The 2021-2022 "Lawyer of the Year" Recipients in Belgium are:

  • Ann Witters, Claeys & Engels, Antwerp
    • Labor and Employment Law
  • Benoît Feron, Deloitte, Brussels
    • Capital Markets Law
  • Benoit Van Asbroeck, Bird & Bird, Brussels
    • Media Law
  • Cedric Burton, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Brussels
    • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Chris Engels, Claeys & Engels, Brussels
    • Labor and Employment Law
  • Christophe Laurent, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
    • Real Estate Law
  • Dirk De Keuster, Advocatenkantoor Dirk De Keuster, Antwerp
    • Public Law
  • Dominique Devos, Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Brussels
    • Environmental Law
  • Edward Borovikov, Dentons, Brussels
    • Trade Law
  • Erik Valgaeren, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Technology Law
  • François Tulkens, Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Brussels
    • Administrative Law
  • Gisèle Rosselle, Strelia, Brussels
    • Private Equity Law
  • Hans Van Bavel, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Criminal Defense
  • Isabelle Larmuseau, LDR Advocaten, Gent
    • Environmental Law
  • Ivan Peeters, Hogan Lovells International, Brussels
    • Banking and Finance Law
  • Jacquelyn F. MacLennan, White & Case, Brussels
    • White & Case
  • Jan Meyers, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Brussels
    • Government Practice
  • Jan Peeters, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John Boyce, Slaughter and May, Brussels
    • European Union Law
  • Kristof Roox, Crowell & Moring, Brussels
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Liesbeth Weynants, Hoyng Rokh Monegier, Brussels
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Olivier Caprasse, Olivier Caprasse, Brussels
    • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Patrick Smet, Allen & Overy, Brussels
    • Tax Law
  • Patrick Van Eecke, Cooley, Brussels
    • Telecommunications Law
  • Paul Alain Foriers, Simont Braun, Brussels
    • Corporate Law
  • Paul Lefebvre, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
    • Litigation
  • Paul Van der Putten, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Régine Feltka, Ariga, Brussels
    • Energy Law
  • Rik Deblauwe, Tiberghien, Brussels
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Rudy Nauwelaerts, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Construction Law
  • Stefan Nerinckx, Fieldfisher, Brussels
    • Immigration Law
  • Sven B. Völcker, Latham & Watkins, Brussels
    • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Vincent Ost, Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Brussels
    • Public Law
  • Wim Fransen, FRANSEN LUYTEN ADVOCATEN, Brussels
    • Maritime Law
  • Wouter Ghijsels, Stibbe, Brussels
    • Financial Institutions
  • Wouter Van de Voorde, Allen & Overy, Antwerp
    • Corporate Law


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