The Legal 500 – edition 2015
Corporate & M&A
Very approachable firm’ Laurius advocaten fields a team that shows ‘high commitment’. Head of team Dirk Wellens and Stefaan Wauman are recommended.
Laurius advocaten has a buoyant corporate litigation practice, which has recently acted in various shareholder disputes. Other recent instructions include representing a Belgian oil trading company in a dispute with a financial institution. Bert Luyten heads the team.
Laurius advocaten primarily focuses on representing family-owned enterprises but also acts for major companies and banks. The team advised international fund manager Capital Dynamics on the impact of changes to Belgian tax legislation. Philippe Hinnekens heads the practice.
A new look for Laurius – Duval Branding is dressing the firm in a new style. Laurius has now been practising law for eight years and recently opened a second office in the centre of Brussels. Laurius is known for the quality of its work and its personal service. Directories such as Legal 500 cite the firm as a benchmark standard in the fields of Corporate (M&A), Litigation and Tax. To underline and support its constant growth, Duval Branding has been working on a new house style for the firm. Duval Branding’s stylish look and stunning photography emphasise the professionalism and distinctive character that represent Laurius.
The Legal 500 – edition 2014
Laurius’ ‘excellent’ team provides ‘outstanding’ client service. It advised Salad Signature, a leading food producer in Belgium and the Netherlands, on the acquisition of Salsa Food Group and its subsidiaries from GIMV. ‘Knowledgeable’, ‘customer-oriented’ practice head Dirk Wellens is recommended along with the ‘smart’, ‘pragmatic’ Stefaan Wauman.
Laurius is currently representing a manufacturer against its former Russian distributor in a €2m dispute over a contract termination. It also has an active financial disputes practice, where it is representing ING Bank in a credit dispute. Bert Luyten is heading up the team and is a member of CEPANI.
Laurius’ tax practice was created when Philippe Hinnekens, formerly head of tax at Eubelius, joined the firm in January 2013 along with two senior associates: Korneel Decroix and Sofie Van Waeyenberghe. The team is representing a large building contractor in litigation pertaining to local taxes on the use of heavy machinery.