Our attorneys specialize in Business Law and Supreme Court litigation.

Business law in general and company law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts and dispute resolution in the corporate sphere are our focus points. With a former dean of the bar of the Supreme Court and an attorney at the Supreme Court in our ranks, we also have excellent expertise in cassation proceedings. Both cassation specialists contributed to a reference work on “The Cassation Appeals”, to be published soon. 

Head offices are located in Brussels,
with a second office in Bruges.

Louis Puts

Louis Puts heads LMBD’s Intellectual Property team. Described as a “talented litigator” (LMG Life Sciences) and a leading individual (Legal 500), Louis has gained an in-depth knowledge in the litigation and enforcement of intellectual property rights, border measures, protection of trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and software disputes.

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Frederic Deltour

Frederic Deltour specializes in corporate law, with a special focus on M&A and real estate law.

Frederic also advises with respect to a wide range of commercial contracts, including IP and life sciences related agreements.

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Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert’s main areas of  practice include corporate and securities law, energy law, bankruptcy law, as well as mergers and acquisitions and life science related matters.

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Thomas Vandromme

Thomas Vandromme has gained considerable experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer, with focus on litigation.

 

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Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo

Pia Sobrana Gennari Curlo focuses on commercial and corporate law, as well on mergers and acquisitions, developing a special expertise in regulated industries.

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Pierre-M Louis

Pierre-M. Louis specializes in network industries regulations – that is the electricity, railways and natural gas sectors, three industries where the network operator has been unbundled pursuant to EU legislation.

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Harold Minjauw

Harold Minjauw specializes in corporate and general commercial law, with a focus on M&A, real estate and distribution law, as well as corporate and commercial litigation and mediation.

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Bernard Paul

Bernard Paul specializes in corporate and commercial law.

Bernard regularly advises on all aspects of business carried on in partnership (partnership agreements, acquisitions, mergers and de-mergers, LLP agreements, incorporation, and partnership disputes), acts as adviser and litigator in directors’ liabilities issues.

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Tom Wera

The practice of Tom Wera focuses on commercial and economic law, financial law and corporate law, including M&A.

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Marc Baetens-Spetschinsky

Marc’s practice focuses on consultation and dispute resolution, including mediation, in the areas of judicial law, transport law, public law and liability and insurance law.

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Bruno Maes

Bruno has been a lawyer at the Supreme Court/Court of Cassation since 2000 and heads the “Supreme Court/Cassation” practice group. He specialises in advising on the success of Supreme Court/Cassation appeals in civil matters in the broad sense, criminal cases, disciplinary cases, social affairs and tax matters, and in drafting and filing applications for Supreme Court/Cassation, memoranda of reply and memoranda in support of Supreme Court/Cassation appeals in criminal cases.

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Catherine Idomon

Catherine is member of the “Supreme Court/Cassation” practice group, led by Bruno Maes.

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Paul Van Rillaer

Paul works with Bruno Maes and treats civil “Supreme Court/ Court of Cassation” cases in the field of civil and contract law.

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Patrick Lauwers

Patrick works with Bruno Maes in civil “Supreme Court/ Court of Cassation” cases.

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Sara Melis

Sara works with Bruno Maes in civil Supreme Court/Cassation cases.

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Stefaan Sonck

Stefaan Sonck has extensive experience in various fields of law, with a special focus on social and sports law.

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EMMANUEL ROGER FRANCE

Emmanuel specialises in white-collar crime, and has more than 25 years of experience in this field. He defends both legal and natural persons, acting for both defendants and claimants in the framework of criminal investigations or before the criminal courts. He advises clients on criminal risks, compliance and criminal procedure, and in negotiations with prosecutors.

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AN SCHURMANS

Being a member of Emmanuel Roger France’s white collar crime practice for more than 10 years, An has built up an excellent track record in advising companies and its directors in a broad range of commercial disputes and criminal cross-border cases related to fraud, hacking, bankruptcy offences, anti-money laundering, tax fraud and criminal liability following fatal work accidents.

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Meet our lawyers

The Cassation Appeals
2024/05/31

In this book, Mr Bruno Maes and Mr Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert, two LMBD partners, together with other eminent authors from different professional groups, approach the cassation appeal in civil cases (including social cases), in criminal cases, in disciplinary cases and in administrative cases, both theoretically and practically.

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Royal Decree of January 11, 2024: appointment of Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert as a lawyer to the Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie / Cour de cassation).
2024/02/05
Leaders League
2023/03/08

LMBD – Business law firm has once again been ranked in the Leaders League classification of Best Law firms for 2023. LMBD is regarded as an excellent law firm for…

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Transaction: PKF Pallets and Foresco Group
2023/01/26

Harold Minjauw assisted the Dutch reference shareholder of PKF Pallets (The Netherlands) and its Dutch lead counsel HerikVerhulst on the Belgian legal aspects and documentation relating to PKF Pallets BV’s…

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Investment in 3E
2022/12/08

Harold Minjauw assisted one of the reference shareholders of Brussels headquartered 3E ( https://3e.eu ) in the framework of India’s ReNew Power’s investment in 3E (October 2022).

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Simple Partnership
2022/05/04

Me Mourlon Beernaert has published (with Maximilien Arnoldy) an article relating to the judgment of the Cour de cassation (Belgian Supreme Court) of September 30, 2021 : « Société simple…

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