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Announcing The Best Lawyers in Belgium™ 2023

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

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Best Lawyers

June 22, 2022 06:00 PM

Through an extensive and careful nomination and peer review voting process, Best Lawyers® offers unbiased legal referrals from top rated lawyers across the world. We have highlighted the extraordinary talent and accomplishments of the legal community for more than four decades.

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 year 2023 marks the 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Belgium™ and recognizes the professional excellence of 630 lawyers in 55 practice areas, including 38 “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 2023 12th edition of The Best Lawyers in Belgium™:

  • 630 Listed Lawyers
  • 55 Practice Areas Represented
  • 38 "Lawyer of the Year" Honorees
  • Five metropolitan areas.

Brussels is the metropolitan area with the most listed lawyers.

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

  1. Competition / Antitrust Law
  2. European Union Law
  3. Corporate Law
  4. Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  5. Litigation
  6. Labor and Employment Law
  7. Trade Law
  8. Arbitration and Mediation
  9. Banking and Finance Law
  10. Tax Law

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

  1. Competition / Antitrust Law
  2. Corporate Law
  3. Trade Law
  4. Litigation
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions
  6. European Union Law
  7. Technology Law
  8. Arbitration and Mediation
  9. Energy Law
  10. Bet-the-Company Litigation

The “Lawyer of the Year” Honorees for 2023 in Belgium are:

  • Alain Huyghe
    • Tax Law
  • Alexander Vandenbergen
    • Employee Benefits Law
  • Anton R. van Zantbeek
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Benoit Van Asbroeck
    • Telecommunications Law
  • Bernard E. Amory
    • Media Law
  • Bob Martens
    • Environmental Law
  • Charles-Antoine Leunen
    • Banking and Finance Law
  • Chris Van Olmen
    • Labor and Employment
  • Christian Riis-Madsen
    • European Union Law
  • Christophe Ronse
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Deborah Janssens
    • Corporate Law
  • Elke Duden
    • Labor and Employment Law
  • Eric Van Hooydonk
    • Public Law
  • Evelyne Van der Elst
    • Immigration Law
  • Frederic Depoortere
    • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Gauthier van Thuyne
    • Public Law
  • Guy Van Doosselaere
    • Maritime Law
  • Hakim Boularbah
    • Litigation
  • Hans Kets
    • Corporate Law
  • Jacqueline Mailly
    • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Jean-François Tossens
    • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Jos Dumortier
    • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Katrien Vorlat
    • Venture Capital Law
  • Kristof De Vulder
    • Technology Law
  • Luc Meeus
    • Private Equity Law
  • Nathanaelle Kiekens
    • Administrative Law
  • Patrick Van Eecke
    • Information Technology Law
  • Peter De Smedt
    • Environmental Law
  • Peter W.L. Bogaert
    • Regulatory Practice
  • Renato Antonini
    • Trade Law
  • Rony Vermeersch
    • Construction Law
  • Rudy Dupont
    • Real Estate Law
  • Sophie Jacmain
    • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Tom Bauwens
    • Criminal Defense
  • Vincent Macq
    • Mergers and Reorganization
  • Vincent Ost
    • Government Practice
  • Wouter Ghijsels
    • Capital Markets Law
  • Xavier Remy
    • Energy Law

Interested in seeing Best Lawyers honorees in Belgium? Use our Find a Lawyer tool to search by location and specialty.

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