Belgium
Belgium
Based in our Brussels office, Kelley Drye maintains robust practice in all aspects of Belgian business law.  We offer general legal support to Belgian and foreign investors and other economic actors.  In particular, we assist clients with the full range of commercial, corporate and employment law issues.

Our in-depth knowledge of the federal and regional legal environment and the intricacies of the Belgian constitutional system allows us to provide our clients with high-level legal advice and guide them through the complexity of local multi-layered legislation.  Our familiarity with key stakeholders and the use of multiple languages enables us to assist our clients in an efficient and diplomatic manner.

Our attorneys have broad experience in litigating before all Belgian courts and negotiating with Belgian administrative bodies at the various levels of government.

Our team works in liaison with Kelley Drye’s European Union practice lawyers and government affairs professionals to offer clients cross-cutting and comprehensive assistance on legal and policy matters at the crossroads of Belgian and EU legislation.

  • Advising a U.S.-based multinational, and major employer in Belgium, on the relocation of their human resources department.

  • Advising a U.S.-based multinational chemical company on the relocation of a manufacturing plant and collective redundancy issues.

  • Advising a global leader in the downstream oil and gas industry on its corporate reorganization in Belgium.

  • Regularly drafting and reviewing international codes of conduct, privacy and other policies for compliance with national legislations across the European Union for corporate entities.

  • Regularly advising corporations and their compliance professionals regarding implementation of policies across the European Union and during investigations.

  • Advising a Switzerland-based global industry leader on handling its litigation and dispute resolution in Belgium.

  • Advising a German electronics company in reorganizing its distribution chain.

  • Advising a Fortune 50 company on the relocation of a manufacturing plant.

  • Advising a pharmaceutical organization on a sale of (part of) its business, including carve-out, transfer and employment issues.

  • Routinely advising foreign diplomatic missions on local employment issues.
 
 

Overview

Based in our Brussels office, Kelley Drye maintains robust practice in all aspects of Belgian business law.  We offer general legal support to Belgian and foreign investors and other economic actors.  In particular, we assist clients with the full range of commercial, corporate and employment law issues.

Our in-depth knowledge of the federal and regional legal environment and the intricacies of the Belgian constitutional system allows us to provide our clients with high-level legal advice and guide them through the complexity of local multi-layered legislation.  Our familiarity with key stakeholders and the use of multiple languages enables us to assist our clients in an efficient and diplomatic manner.

Our attorneys have broad experience in litigating before all Belgian courts and negotiating with Belgian administrative bodies at the various levels of government.

Our team works in liaison with Kelley Drye’s European Union practice lawyers and government affairs professionals to offer clients cross-cutting and comprehensive assistance on legal and policy matters at the crossroads of Belgian and EU legislation.

Experience

  • Advising a U.S.-based multinational, and major employer in Belgium, on the relocation of their human resources department.

  • Advising a U.S.-based multinational chemical company on the relocation of a manufacturing plant and collective redundancy issues.

  • Advising a global leader in the downstream oil and gas industry on its corporate reorganization in Belgium.

  • Regularly drafting and reviewing international codes of conduct, privacy and other policies for compliance with national legislations across the European Union for corporate entities.

  • Regularly advising corporations and their compliance professionals regarding implementation of policies across the European Union and during investigations.

  • Advising a Switzerland-based global industry leader on handling its litigation and dispute resolution in Belgium.

  • Advising a German electronics company in reorganizing its distribution chain.

  • Advising a Fortune 50 company on the relocation of a manufacturing plant.

  • Advising a pharmaceutical organization on a sale of (part of) its business, including carve-out, transfer and employment issues.

  • Routinely advising foreign diplomatic missions on local employment issues.
Partner
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Bert Theeuwes represents and advises international organizations, sovereign states, embassies, missions, heads of state, diplomats and international civil servants on all issues of international l...
Special Counsel
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Frédéric Dopagne is special counsel in the firm’s Brussels office. His practice focuses on advising and representing sovereign States, international organizations and their respective organs...
Associate
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Saskia Lemeire is an associate in the Brussels office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Public International and Diplomatic Law practice and the Belgian Law prac...

Publications

2017 | Books
Les visages de l’État. Liber amicorum Yves Lejeune