Our Belgian offices provide first-class legal and commercial advice to some of the largest Belgian and multinational corporations, international investment banks, private equity firms and other financial institutions. We also serve as a resource for small- and medium-size companies.
With over 50 years of experience in the local market, we provide a full range of legal services, with particular expertise in Corporate Finance, Banking & Finance, including regulatory financial services, Tax, Real Estate & Construction, Employment, IT, Commercial, Environmental, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Food and Healthcare law.
Staffed by Belgian lawyers, our teams have expert knowledge of the local legal, business and social environment, and are fluent in Dutch, French and English. No matter the legal or business issue, we help clients overcome challenges and achieve their ambitions.
Baker McKenzie’s vision is to build the legal industry of the future with a focus on adopting best practice and technology tools to help clients overcome the challenges of competing in today's new world economic order; improving how our services are delivered to increase efficiency, cost certainty and quality of legal counsel; and exploring next generation solutions to evolve organizational challenges and solve commercial problems.
As a leading transactional market player, our Belgian offices work seamlessly across borders and practice areas to deliver tailored and pragmatic solutions for clients. Our transactional practice covers all relevant areas of law, including the core transactional ones of Corporate Finance (encompassing debt and capital markets, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations), Banking & Finance, Tax and Real Estate, but also Employment, IP & IT and International Commercial & Trade.
In each of these fields, our lawyers also have a strong self-standing practice making us a true full service law Firm.
Our Brussels office is also home to our European & Competition Law practice, which focusses on European Union law and policy matters. The competition law compliance training; advice on distribution, licensing, joint ventures and cooperation agreements, guidance on EU public procurement and state aid matters, and assists in complex merger control matters.
We also provide local and global advice in the following specialized areas :
- Environmental Law
- Financial Services regulations
- Food Law
- Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Law
- Public & Administrative Law
Our associates participate in annual international meetings to develop their abilities, technical know-how and professional relationships. These meetings create opportunities to learn and promote cross-border cooperation among EU colleagues.
Our Development Framework describes the legal skills and personal qualities our practitioners need to be successful at every stage of their career. The framework shapes the way we recruit, select, develop, manage and promote our lawyers.
We are pleased to be one of the founding members of the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), a collective effort by several law firms in Belgium. By joining the LDIA, member firms affirm their commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, exchanging good practices on diversity and inclusion, and raising awareness of non-discrimination and diversity issues by combining efforts in organising events, workshops, trainings, etc.
Our LDIA membership is a further demonstration of the Firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. As the legal industry in Belgium sharpens its focus on matters related to diversity and inclusion, we are delighted to be among the firms leading this effort.
More info: www.legaldiversityalliance.be