Racine Brussels is proud to again be recommended as a leading firm in the following practice areas in this year’s Legal 500 EMEA guide:
Our Partner Joan Dubaere has been recommended as a “leading individual” in Insolvency and Restructuring and Rubben Lindemans as “rising star”.
This is what Legal 500 says about us in their 2020 guide:
Corporate, Commercial and M&A
Our corporate and commercial practise is considered ‘very agile‘ and attracts praise for its ‘hands-on approach, outstanding knowledge of the local market and its ability to access its cross-border network‘. ‘The team is well acquainted with the Belgian Market and knows the right people at the right place. They work with a lot of discretion.‘
Practice head Anthony Van der Hauwaert has a broad practice with experience in corporate, M&A and private equity transactions as well as real estate and employment matters. Stijn Claeys is a key name to note for commercial and competition advice, particularly in the retail sector.
Insolvency and Restructuring
Our insolvency and restructuring team has ‘a very strong reputation for insolvency‘ and attracts praise for being ‘embedded in local practice and down to earth‘. It is a ‘Large practice with in depth experience and a real focus on insolvency.‘ ‘The group is instructed in insolvency and restructuring-related litigation and is frequently appointed as trustee and liquidator in bankruptcies and liquidation proceedings. Racine has a strong reputation in the area of insolvency law. With a considerable number of accredited bankruptcy administrators within this firm, it is the go-to firm when dealing with insolvency situations. Their combined practical experience is unrivalled by any other Belgian law firm.
Practice head Joan Dubaere, Stijn Vanschoubroek, Stefaan Aerts and senior associate Rubben Lindemans are all experienced in insolvency matters.
Real Estate and Construction practice
Racine’s ‘very professional‘ team provides ‘sound legal advice‘ to clients regarding real estate disputes, and has also been handling acquisition mandates. They provide ‘solution driven advice’ and are ‘client oriented with a solid theoretical knowledge‘. The ‘eloquent’ Isabelle Cooreman is the name to note.
Some testimonials from clients and peers:
‘Joan Dubaere and associate Rubben Lindemans have a pragmatic approach and propose practical solutions for clients.‘
‘Stefaan Aerts is a talented lawyer with a hands-on approach, which is highly valued by clients. His advice is always clear and straightforward. It is also a pleasure working with someone who is this available and responsive.‘
‘Rubben Lindemans has also built a strong reputation as one of the rising stars in the insolvency landscape. I look forward to working with him.‘
‘Stijn Claeys and his team offer a hands-on approach, efficient meetings and get straight to the core of the problem.‘
‘Stijn Claeys captures the problem or legal issue very quickly and builds a practical response with the client’s specifics in mind.‘
‘Stijn Vanschoubroek was very much available and helped out on a daily basis. He is a great person to work with: direct, interactive, no-nonsense.‘
‘Isabelle Cooreman is very pragmatic and goal oriented‘.
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RACINE RECOMMENDED IN THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2019 GUIDE
Racine Brussels is proud to be recommended as a leading firm in the following practice areas in this year’s Legal 500 EMEA guide:
- Corporate, Commercial and M&A
- Insolvency and Restructuring
- Real Estate and Construction practice
Our corporate and commercial practise is praised for its “commercially-minded” approach and stands out for its profound experience, excellent service and for providing very good value for money. The ‘committed and solution-driven’ Anthony Van der Hauwaert is highlighted as ‘a shrewd and calm negotiator’. Stijn Claeys is noted for his ‘pragmatic, hands-on approach and profound legal knowledge’.
Our insolvency and restructuring team is considered “well known and highly reputed in the market” and attracts praise for its ‘no-nonsense pragmatic approach’. The truly professional Joan Dubaere and Stijn Vanschoubroek, who combines sharp legal analysis with a cost-effective approach, jointly head the practice, which includes the ‘hands-on and pragmatic’ Anthony Van der Hauwaert.
Isabelle Cooreman is recommended for our Real Estate and Construction practice.