Firm profile submitted by Simont Braun
Number of partners: 17
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, flexibility and independence. One of the specific strengths of the firm is the high level of legal expertise of its lawyers in their respective practice areas, such expertise deriving both from their professional experience and from their scientific activities. The firm indeed counts leading specialists, whose authority is confirmed by their involvement in many high profile matters in Belgium as well as by their various legal publications, university professorship and their participation in conferences and seminars. At the same time, Simont Braun favors a tailor-made approach in providing legal services to its clients. This implies that lawyers of the firm work in close collaboration with clients and adapt their services to the specific clients’ needs and goals. Its abilities and skills and the flexibility of its internal organisation and approach enable Simont Braun to provide efficient, high level quality and timely legal services in various languages, that are adapted to meet clients’ expectations.
The activities of Simont Braun cover business law at large and focus on the following main areas: i) corporate law and financial law (contacts: Sandrine Hirsch, Vanessa Marquette, Catherine Houssa, Steven Callens and Axel Maeterlinck), ii) intellectual property information technology, trade practices and competition law (contacts: Fernand de Visscher, Emmanuel Cornu, Eric de Gryse), iii) public law, administrative law and real estate (contacts: Manuela von Kuegelgen and Thomas Braun), iv) tax law and labour law (Lievin de Wulf, Pierre Van Achter), v) domestic and international arbitration and litigation before all jurisdictions, including the Belgian Supreme Court, Council of State and Arbitration Court (contacts: Paul Alain Foriers, Béatrice Thieffry, Rafaël Jafferali, Jean-François Terlinden and Caroline De Baets).
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 enjoys preferred relations, on a non-exclusive basis, with leading foreign law firms that are active in the same areas of law. These links enable Simont Braun to answer clients’ needs by offering them the assistance of the best qualified firms abroad specialising in the matter at hand. In addition, Simont Braun’s lawyers frequently advise foreign law firms for cross-border matters having a connection with Belgium.