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Our firm and its practitioners are regularly recognised by respected legal directories for the quality of our services as a Belgian firm.

Best Lawyers Ranking

Best Lawyers rankings 2021-2022

Best Lawyers have just released their results for 2021-2022 and we are proud to see that a number of Deloitte Legal partners have received encomium:

  • Benoît Féron is recognized as Best Lawyer in the following practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Law, Financial Institutions;
  • David Roelens is named for Corporate Law and M&A Law;
  • Werner van Lembergen is Best Lawyer for Banking & Finance law, Real Estate Law and Structured Finance Law;
  • Stijn Demeestere is identified as Best Lawyer in Labour & Employment;
  • Luc de Broe and Danny Stas are recognized for Tax Law, and
  • Alain-Laurent Verbeke is singled out for Trusts & Estates.

Additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. We are happy to announce that Benoît Féron has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year 2021-2022 in the Capital Markets Law practice area. 

Best Lawyers recognizes lawyers based entirely on peer review. Currently recognized lawyers provide feedback via a survey on the calibre of candidate's work.  Results are then collected and feedback from voters reviewed. Candidates need to be confirmed to be in good standing with their local bar associations.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers Europe 2021

For its work as a Belgian and globally connected law firm, Deloitte Legal continues to be recommended by Chambers Europe in their 2021 guide.

Our Banking and FinanceCorporate and M&AEmploymentReal EstateTax Advisory and Tax Dispute Resolution teams, with Werner Van LembergenDavid RoelensStijn DemeestereMaximilien van de WerveLuc De Broe and Danny Stas, received high praise.

Client comments in Chambers' research include:

  • "in close collaboration with clients and is dedicated to the clients"
  • "The seamless cooperation among the Deloitte offices is working very well."
  • [the team is] "down to earth and able to get the message across"
  • "in-depth knowledge of the sector and pragmatic attitude" 
  • [the lawyers are regarded as] "deal makers"
  • "out-of-box thinking, ability to take the client's perspective and hands-on"

View and read about Deloitte Legal's Ranked Departments and Ranked Lawyers in Chambers Europe 2021

Chambers & Partners

Chambers Global 2021

For its work as a Belgian and globally connected law firm, Deloitte Legal continues to be recommended by Chambers Global in their 2021 guide.

Work by our Banking and Finance and Corporate and M&A practices, led by partners Werner Van Lembergen and David Roelens respectively, was highlighted.

The guide underlines the Banking and Finance team's notable experience in handling project finance and acquisition mandates, as well as Werner's notable expertise in handling debt restructurings.

The Corporate and M&A team's handling of cross-border matters across European jurisdictions was also highlighted, along with David's work in corporate sales and capital increases advice.

View and read about Deloitte Legal's Ranked Departments and Ranked Lawyers in Chambers Global 2021

Chambers & Partners

Chambers HNW 2020

For its work in private wealth law, the Greenille Private Client team has been recommended by Chambers & Partners with a top tier ranking in their 2020 HNW guide.

Ranked Greenille Private Client partners Alain-Laurent VerbekeMathieu Ex and Bart Verdickt received high praise as notable practitioners.

Client comments in Chambers' research include:

  • "the absolute market leader in Belgium"
  • "The firm is a pleasure to work with, straightforward, and the lawyers there are brilliant"
  • "We really appreciate their approach because it feels like working with a small firm"
  • "It's easy to get hold of the partners - they're always a call away"

Read our firm's profile in the Chambers 2020 HNW guide.

IFLR

2020 IFLR1000 

Deloitte Legal is among Belgian law firms recommended by IFLR1000 in the newly released edition of their guide.

In its 2020 edition, IFLR1000 (the guide to the leading financial law firms), recommends the Banking and finance, capital markets and M&A teams.

Werner Van LembergenDavid Roelens and Benoît Féron continue to be highly regarded and have been recommended as Leading LawyersHendrik Viaene is also recommended as rising star for EU Competition.

Client feedback includes:

  • "Excellent coordination, quick delivery and proactive assistance during the process. Very committed and always offering solutions. Flexible with client"
  • "Extremely knowledgeable, user-friendly and responsive"
  • "Prompt responses and technically good"
  • "Technically strong, commercially aware, and has good market oversight"
  • "Technically strong, delivers in time, pragmatic"
  • "Very available and proactive law firm"

View Deloitte Legal – Lawyers' rankings and lawyer ratings for the 2020 guide