Very dependent on Europe, home to many European institutions, Belgium is a strategic place in the international market. After a few years of stagnation, the market is showing signs of growth, which has had notable impact on the M & A market.
Over the past years, Belgium has taken steps to considerably enhance its attractiveness to foreign investors and to strengthen its position on the international commercial scene by introducing a range of fiscal and legal measures to encourage incoming investment.
Since Belgium hosts the three main European Union institutions, the antitrust and competition practice, together with regulatory lawyers are notably active in Brussels. The European Parliament has recently adopted a directive on antitrust damages actions, which has been focusing the market’s attention.
After nineteen years serving the Brussels office of NautaDutilh as partner, Dirk Van Gerven has been named managing partner on a three-year term.
Van Olmen & Wynant recently welcomed partner Koen Hoornaert to its corporate practice in Brussels.
Smaller, flexible banks may have an edge over industry giants in the fast-growing digital economy.
The Belgian produce giant has recovered enough of its strength to scrap its capital raising and disposal plans.
Belgian firm Pharumlegal recently hired Marc Picat in Brussels to enhance its expertise in EU regulated market.
Jannie Haek has expressed his desire to the press to publicly list the Belgian Lottery.
Belgian telecoms leader Proximus announced on Wednesday it had elected Boutin to replace intermin CEO Sandrine Dufour.
Paul Lembrechts was one of the top runners to succeed as chairman of the Belgian state bank, Belfius.
Vranckx has the best odds of replacing sitting CEO Christina Foerster who is due to take up a management post at Lufthansa in January 2020.
The investment banking arm of Belgian private bank, Degroof Petercam, assisted investment fund D&P V Gestion as financial advisor with its disposal of Barou Equipment to a cons
The Belgian postal service agreed to transfer its subsidiary to customer activation specialist, BD myShopi, as of 1 January 2020.
EU law, competition and regulated markets expert Sophie van Besien joins Stibbe as a partner in Brussels. She comes from Belgian postal service, bpost, where she was director of re
The Brussels partners of the IP boutique recently elected Liesbeth Weynants as managing partner.
The National Social Security Office (NSSO) announced its civil suit after an intensive two-year investigation.
Wim Dedecker specializes in private equity and venture capital, capital market transactions and corporate governance.
Emmanuel Wauters will join Bruno Blanpain’s employment law team at MVVP on 6 January 2020.
New associate partner, Antoine Druetz, joins from KOAN Law Firm where he spearheaded the Non-Profit & Trade Associations group.
V.O., one of the largest patent attorney firms in Europe, is looking for an European Patent Attorney specializing in mechanics, physics or electronics.