We are pleased to announce that four of our practice areas are ranked in the Legal500 of 2019.
Janson Baugniet reports an uptick in disputes from the financial services sector; practice head Dominique Blommaert is representing a Belgian bank in disputes relating to alleged mis-selling of shares. Other areas of instruction include arbitration, white-collar crime cases and corporate litigation. Cédric Alter and Céline Masschelein are also names to note.
- Dispute Resolution: ranked- tier 2
Next generation lawyer : Céline Masschelein
Dismissal-related disputes and restructuring matters have been prominent in the recent workload for Janson Baugniet's team, which handles work from its Brussels and Nivelles offices. The client base includes Becton Dickinson, Philip Morris International and Key Technology. Johan Kerremans is a key contact.
- Employement: ranked- tier4
Janson Baugniet is noted for its strong administrative and public law offering, with environmental law forming a key component. Clients include professional bodies, corporates and public authorities. Active across all three Belgian regions, and internationally, it provides non-contentious advice on a broad cross-section of matters, including soil pollution, waste, noise pollution, permits, environmental taxes and environmental audits. The firm has also become increasingly known for its work in relation to waste and take-back obligations under Belgian and EU law. On the contentious side, the firm represents clients in environmental litigation before administrative authorities, administrative courts and civil courts. Jan Ghysels, Dominique Lagasse and Stijn Verbeke are key contacts.
- Environment: ranked- tier 3
- Intellectual Property: ranked- tier 2
Janson Baugniet is highly regarded for its expertise in IP litigation; cross-border work frequently features in the caseload. The client base takes in prominent names from the food, luxury goods, retail and chemical industries, to name a few. Mireille Buydens and Hans Dhondt co-lead the practice.