Brussels-based corporate and litigation boutique Strelia has reinforced its international offering by opening an office in Luxembourg.
Strelia’s new office, which will be fully operational from September 2017, is evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to increase international activities. From inception, Strelia has been internationally oriented and the Luxembourg expansion comes as no suprise.
Recent addition Partner Dirk Leermakers, who has been active as a lawyer in Luxembourg for more than 15 years, will work closely with his longtime colleague - Strelia Managing Partner Olivier Clevenbergh. Together they opened the Luxembourg office of Stibbe in 2010.
Managing Partner Olivier Clevenbergh said, “As an ambitious newcomer, we have a challenger spirit: we know it is hard work to gain a place amongst the leading firms, which is our ambition. International work is an essential part of our activities.” In an interview with Leaders League in 2016 Clevenbergh and Partner Gisèle Rosselle emphasized, “Working on cross-border matters is an essential part of Strelia’s strategy because of the background of our partners.” Their lawyers are used to working to international standards, many of them having worked in international firms before joining Strelia. The multilingual team includes French and Dutch speakers reinforcing the ability to operate in cross-border markets.
Launched in 2013 in Belgium, STRELIA is a business law firm focusing on corporate/M&A, capital markets, banking & finance, arbitration & litigation, restructuring & insolvency, tax and commercial law. The firm assists clients both in Belgium and abroad. They handle matters involving most European jurisdictions, but also those of countries in other continents. The team in Luxembourg will mainly focus on corporate and finance work.