Firm profile submitted by Simont Braun
Number of partners: 18
Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish
SIMONT BRAUN is one of Belgian’s leading independent business law firms. Simont Braun has an approach to legal services which promotes quality, efficiency and flexibility. One of the specific strengths of the firm is the high level of legal expertise of its lawyers in their respective practice areas and a sharp and up-to-date knowledge of the domestic market. The firm counts recognised specialists involved in many high profile matters in Belgium. A number of the firm’s partners and associates have academic activities as university professors, lecturers or members of editing committees of renowned legal publications. As an independent law firm with a strong and highly qualified local base, the firm is best suited to offer its clients flexibility and tailor-made solutions to meet their expectations with precision and creativity.
Simont Braun focuses on the following key practice areas:
■ Business Law: Corporate and securities law, M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, digital finance, restructuring and insolvency. (Sandrine Hirsch, Catherine Houssa, Vanessa Marquette, Steven Callens, Axel Maeterlinck and Philippe De Prez)
■ IP/IT, Data Protection & Trade Practices: (Fernand de Visscher, Emmanuel Cornu, Eric de Gryse and Philippe Campolini)
■ Public & Administrative Law: (Manuela von Kuegelgen)
■ Real Estate, Construction Law, Environmental Law & Town Planning: (Manuela von Kuegelgen and Thomas Braun)
■ Dispute Resolution: National and international litigation and arbitration before all Belgian courts including the Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court. (Paul Alain Foriers, Caroline De Baets, Béatrice Thieffry and Rafaël Jafferali)
■ Tax Law & Labour Law: (Lievin De Wulf, Jacques Malherbe and Pierre Van Achter)
■ White Collar Crime: (Jean-François Terlinden)
The firm is active both in domestic and international matters. In addition to a domestic clients base, Simont Braun’s lawyers represent and advise a large number of foreign and multinational companies active in the financial area and in a variety of industrial and service sectors. The firm is the Belgian member of the International network Interlex Group, one of the most renowned international associations of leading law firms around the world ranked by Chambers amongst the “Elite Legal Networks”. The law firms belonging to this network collaborate on a non-exclusive basis, which allows Simont Braun to keep its independence and flexibility at all times. This is a real asset to the firm’s clients, since we can develop preferred relations on a non-exclusive basis with foreign leading law firms depending on what is best for the clients’ needs. Finally, Simont Braun’s lawyers frequently advise foreign law firms on cross-border matters having a connection with Belgium.