Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2020 guide

A recommended law firm

16 April 2020

Legal 500 recently released their EMEA guide for 2020. Deloitte Legal (formerly Laga) received several recommendations and praises from clients that establish its position as one of Belgium's leading independent and globally connected law firms.

  • They are hands-on, as if they were a member of your own team
  • Werner Van Lembergen and his team (including Laurent Godts and Jean-Philippe de Vinck, in particular) are excellent and extremely knowledgeable about the Belgian finance market. Werner has been around for a long time and has contacts at every major bank and institution, which makes him an invaluable partner to have in Belgium
  • We would highly recommend Werner van Lembergen and his associates, especially Laurent Godts. They are responsive and knowledgeable about both the law as well as the market background and context, which allows them to deliver speedy and commercially-aware advice
  • The team around Werner van Lembergen is one of the best for structured finance in Belgium. We regularly work with it and appreciate its skills, service orientation and experience
  • Werner Van Lembergen is a person you can trust, can be frank with and with whom you can directly work on the substance
  • Dynamic banking & finance team led by inspiring and driven partner. Key USP is the quality of its services as well as its entrepreneurial attitude
  • The Deloitte Legal team includes experienced lawyers and younger practitioners, who are active in a variety of finance transactions. It has the capacity to deliver advice and legal documentation in an efficient manner and with a business-oriented approach
  • Deloitte Legal has a strong team, whose excellent, in-depth technical knowledge is combined with a very pragmatic and solution-oriented approach. Mathieu Ex is an absolute tier one private wealth adviser. His technical knowledge is impeccable, but it’s his human approach that sets him apart from other advisers
  • I worked with Bart Verdickt, and found that he was a very good listener, capable, proactive and seemed lead the associates he was working with well. He was also a gifted communicator with other members of my legal team. It was a very positive experience and I would love to work with him again in the future
  • Apart from their obvious expertise and experience, the team makes great efforts to have thorough knowledge about their client’s organisation and actual business culture, which enables them to advise and assist in a very effective manner.
  • David Roelens is a highly intelligent deal maker who very quickly understands his client’s actual needs in a particular transaction which enables him to step in at any time and act effectively.'
  • ‘Annick Visschers is an excellent lawyer, especially highly qualified in tax litigation'
  • Stijn Demeestere is 'very professional, reliable and efficient'

View Deloitte Legal's rankings and recommendations in the 2020 Legal 500 EMEA guide