Expertise

We offer unique expertise and experience in all areas of Belgian and European business law. In addition, we have gained over the years in-depth understanding of the characteristics and needs of a wide range of industry sectors. We provide services with a multidisciplinary approach, delivering a seamless work product.

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Eubelius provides comprehensive banking and securities advice as well as assistance in litigation and in contacts with supervising authorities to a broad range of Belgian and foreign financial and insurance institutions and other clients.

Clients come to us for expert advice across the entire spectrum of corporate work, including public and private offerings, public takeovers and public-to-private transactions, complex joint ventures, M&A and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate governance and compliance issues.

Our commercial law practice covers a wide range of services, including advice on general and specific legal questions related to commercial law, consumer protection, counseling on contractual issues, setting up and organising distribution networks, advertising law, promotional activities, sales systems, unfair commercial practices, and assistance in the negotiation of business transactions.

Especially in markets with few players, compliance with the competition rules should be a crucial action item for businesses.

Our competition team combines in-depth knowledge of both the European and the Belgian competition environment and regulations, in an advisory context and also with regard to litigation. We work closely with other Eubelius teams (such as Corporate and M&A, Tax, Dispute Resolution & Litigation) to ensure a holistic approach to each matter.

Our corporate and M&A team is generally recognised as one of the leading practices in Belgium. We provide our clients with a wide range of assistance, including in relation to M&A, capital markets transactions, general corporate law advice, restructurings and corporate litigation in both domestic and cross-border contexts.

We can offer expert guidance on all corporate law issues that an organisation may encounter during its lifetime, both contentious and non-contentious.

Our criminal enforcement and compliance team focuses on criminal law and regulatory measures in the context of business activities and advises and assists private entities (large companies, financial institutions, etc.) and governmental agencies, as well as individuals including (but not exclusively) corporate directors and executive officers.

The fourth industrial revolution (the “digital era”) is taking over the world. Companies and organisations are finding opportunities and challenges in new technologies. The dynamic and multidisciplinary team at Eubelius is ready to help you tackle all the legal issues of the digital world.

Eubelius does not litigate for the mere pleasure of it. When we are convinced that the amicable arrangement of a dispute will best serve the interests of our clients, we advise and assist them in their negotiations and draft settlement agreements.

When litigation cannot be avoided or is preferred over other options, Eubelius offers its clients an impressive number of experienced litigators, many of whom have gained nationwide recognition.

Employees are a key asset in professional organisations. Employment conditions tailored to the business needs, stable social dialogue, flexibility, well-being – these and other factors are vitally important for business continuity and attracting and retaining the right personnel. As employment legislation has become increasingly complex, HR management has become more challenging.

Our employment team advises clients regarding all aspects of employment and social security law, with a focus on strategic legal HR advice and representation in settlements and litigation.

Eubelius' energy team of leading attorneys covers all aspects of energy law and projects, including administrative, environmental, real estate and contracting law, as well as corporate, European and competition law. We advise our clients in connection with a broad range of energy law issues and provide them with transactional and (pre-)litigation assistance in this field.

Our estate planning and family businesses team provides counselling and assistance on family and marital property structures, estate and wealth planning for private individuals and governance of family businesses.

The team has gained extensive expertise in management, planning and setting up of agreements and structures, as well as in negotiating solutions for disputes arising upon liquidation of estates and, where need be, in defending the position of its clients in litigation.

Many cases have (often complex) international aspects, and as a result our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of private international law issues in connection with all aspects of estate law.

The Belgian healthcare industry is constantly evolving and faces a broad range of challenges (including funding issues, staffing issues, infrastructural needs, issues related to the structuring of healthcare entities and collaborative ventures, a stringent and rapidly developing regulatory framework, issues arising from the public-service nature of healthcare provision, etc.).

The IP team has extensive expertise in all areas of intellectual property law, ranging from trade mark, trade name and domain name matters to copyright and database rights and patent and design rights.

Our team advises you regarding the best strategy to defend your intellectual property rights and potential infringement risks. Our advisory work includes pragmatic, hands-on advice that can be directly used at management level.

Our attorneys have unique and broad expertise in the field of pre-contractual, contractual and tort liability in many industries (banking, insurance, technology, energy, retail, food, packaging, construction, real estate, distribution, chemicals, leisure, electronic platforms, transport, postal, telecommunication, etc.) and for professionals in the medical, legal and financial fields. We advise local and foreign clients, draft expert opinions, assist clients in negotiations and mediation and represent them throughout court and arbitration proceedings, addressing all related issues including international jurisdiction and conflict of laws. We also closely monitor developments on class actions.

Eubelius has a leading life sciences practice on the Belgian market, providing a full range of services at all stages of the corporate life-cycle, from start-up and growth to trade sale/IPO and beyond, and to all stakeholders: financial investors, IP providers, founders/management team, and the venture itself.

Mobility is a crucial challenge in today's society. With many years of experience in public transport, (smart) toll charges and transport infrastructure, Eubelius leads the field with its multi-disciplinary approach to mobility cases. We provide timely, cost-efficient assistance coupled with the necessary specialist expertise.

Our multidisciplinary team of leading attorneys with a background in pension and social security law and corporate & insurance regulation covers all issues that arise in the area of pensions and benefits.

The pensions team advises and represents a broad range of clients such as private sector employers, public authorities, not-for-profit organisations, pension funds and insurance companies, as well as private individuals and groups of individuals.

The Eubelius Public & administrative law team provides top-quality services in this diverse and complex field of law, including in its numerous specialised sectors. Eubelius is one of the only firms on the Belgian market offering a full spectrum of services in this field, covering Belgium’s three administrative languages (Dutch, French and German), and ranging from complex, high-level administrative or constitutional proceedings to legal assistance through advisory work, contract drafting, and legislative work.

As legal adviser in various small-scale and large-scale infrastructure and/or city development projects, Eubelius has developed extensive experience in the wide legal world of PPP, from the pilot phase of PPP projects through to the contract and financial close. Our assistance continues throughout the project until its full implementation and realisation. The attorneys in our PPP team work with both public authorities at all levels (federal, regional and local) and market-leading construction companies, developers, architects, service providers and infrastructure investors.

Today, real estate projects demand a highly multidisciplinary approach. Eubelius Real Estate has developed in-depth expertise in all legal and tax aspects of real estate. We implement innovative solutions covering the entire life cycle of the real estate project, taking into account the interests of the developer, the investor and the user.

Backed by a team of leading specialists, we support our clients daily by handling a wide range of restructuring and insolvency cases. We act on behalf of all possible stakeholders, such as shareholders, directors, prospective purchasers and creditors (banks, investors, suppliers, etc.)

Our extensive expertise in this area allows us to assist our clients with pragmatic advice on all types of debt restructuring, in developing and implementing new financing and security mechanisms, with questions about managing companies in difficulty, on acquiring a company or parts of a company in difficulty, on all aspects of corporate law as regards restructuring (such as mergers, demergers, demerger-like transactions, liquidation) and the like.

State-owned enterprises and other entities connected with the government often operate within a particular legal framework and have to deal with highly specific questions and challenges. Eubelius has focused on this area for years and has developed unique expertise in this highly specialised field. Our State-owned enterprises team has an unrivalled capacity for quickly and efficiently devising integrated solutions to complex interdisciplinary questions.

Tax

Taxes often have a considerable impact on the profitability of businesses and investments. It is therefore crucial to have a clear and comprehensive overview of the tax consequences associated with any proposed transaction. It is a fact of life that tax rules are necessarily complex. They are also subject to continuous change – driven by budgetary constraints, for example. This means that taxpayers face increased fiscal uncertainty and may end up facing complex discussions with the tax authorities.