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Astrea provides specialized legal advice to private companies, entrepreneurs and public authorities

Legal issues are rarely limited to a single area of law.

Astrea is an independent law firm with more than 35 lawyers, each with their own area of specialization. Together, they provide assistance in any area of law that might be required by private companies, entrepreneurs or public authorities.

Our firm's broad-based composition allows us to offer a comprehensive approach. Based on the individual client's needs and the specific issues at hand, we assign a customized team of specialist lawyers to each case. This enables us to consider every relevant area of law and provide the most efficient solution.

A unique blend of passion and respect is the strength of the Astrea team. Every team member has a client-oriented and client-driven approach. We respond quickly, and we work in a proactive and pragmatic way. Quality is essential, but we also aim to be as cost-efficient as possible.

NEWS

STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER CONTRIBUTES ARTICLE “THE FUTURE IS NOW: LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF ELECTRONIC PERSONALITY FOR AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS” TO WHO’S WHO LEGAL

19.1.2018

Astrea corporate and technology partner Steven De Schrijver has contributed an article entitled “The Future is Now: Legal Consequences of Electronic Personality for Autonomous Robots” to the features section of the Who’s Who Legal website (http://whoswholegal.com), published by Law Business Research Limited.

In this article, Steven De Schrijver assesses the development of autonomous robots and the legal challenges that they pose.

To read the complete article please use the following link: The Future is Now: Legal Consequences of Electronic Personality for Autonomous Robots.

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ASTREA'S ANTWERP BRANCH HAS MOVED TO NEW OFFICES

2.1.2018

All our other contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, remains the same, as well as our Brussels location at Louizalaan 235, B-1050 Brussels.

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STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER PUBLISHES BELGIAN CHAPTER IN “THE PRIVACY, DATA PROTECTION AND CYBERSECURITY LAW REVIEW"

22.12.2017

Astrea corporate and technology partner Steven De Schrijver has published the Belgian chapter in “The Privacy, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review” (Fourth Edition, Ed. Alan Charles Raul), which has been published by Law Business Research in its “Law Reviews”-series.

The Law Reviews give readers a business-focused insight of some of the key substantive and procedural issues, as well as an analysis of important cases, deals and hot topics in each field of law.

The Law Reviews help practitioners to look beyond their own borders where they may see opportunities to practise ever more actively, exploiting strategic solutions and understanding options in foreign jurisdictions which are different from their home forum.

In the Belgian chapter, Steven discusses the most recent Belgian legislative and regulatory developments with respect to privacy, data protection and cybersecurity law, as well as some recent case law.

Read here the complete Belgian chapter published by Steven De Schrijver: Belgian Chapter in the Privacy Data Protection and Cybersecurity Law Review.

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STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER CONTRIBUTES TO THE IR GLOBAL VIRTUAL SERIES PUBLICATION “OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO WIN-WIN: SMOOTHING THE DEAL PROCESS"

19.12.2017

Astrea Corporate / M&A partner Steven De Schrijver has contributed as the Belgian expert to the IR Global Virtual Series publication “Overcoming Barriers to Win-Win: Smoothing the deal process”.

This publication gathers advice from 9 experienced cross-border negotiators from a variety of jurisdictions (UK, The Netherlands, Germany, USA, Spain, Belgium, New Zealand, Finland and Italy), sharing their knowledge of the most effective negotiation techniques they use and expand on the actions and attitudes that are least useful.

They also discuss tried and tested ways of overcoming obstacles in the path of deal completion, explaining why those techniques work and the lessons they have learnt overcoming difficult situations.

Finally, the experts will also share deal anecdotes from either end of the success spectrum, demonstrating how easily things can go wrong if barriers to win-win become insurmountable.

Read here the full Virtual Series publication: Overcoming Barriers to Win-Win: Smoothing the deal process.

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STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER CONTRIBUTES TO CORPORATE LIVEWIRE’S MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 2017 : VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE

18.12.2017

Astrea technology and M&A partner Steven De Schrijver has contributed as the Belgian expert to the Merger & Acquisitions 2017 Virtual Round Table, which was published by Corporate LiveWire.

The Virtual Round Table features 8 experts from jurisdictions around the world. In 11 questions these experts outline the current M&A landscape in their respective jurisdictions. Featured countries are: Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.

Highlighted topics include due diligence considerations; the implementation of an effective post-merger integration strategy; cross-border complications; and an in-depth look at M&A trends in key industries such as healthcare, cybersecurity and infrastructure.

For the complete publication please use the following link: Corporate LiveWire's Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Virtual Round Table

 

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UPCOMING CHANGES AT ASTREA

12.12.2017

 

Astrea is preparing for 2018. As we seek to continuously exceed your expectations both now and in the future,  Micha Van den Abeele will be promoted partner and we will move our Antwerp office in to a state-of-the-art new building.

Astrea welcomes Micha Van den Abeele as partner in the Corporate & Finance practice

Micha Van den Abeele has been working as a lawyer at Astrea since 2009. Her field of expertise is corporate law and this month she has been appointed partner in the Astrea Corporate and Finance practice. As partner, Micha will keep on concentrating on every aspect of corporate law, with a special focus on Corporate Real Estate. Her appointment allows Astrea to grow and to remain an ambitious partner for successful, multidisciplinary legal advice for your business.

Astrea moves to The Link

Astrea is growing and has big plans for 2018. We will say goodbye to the office in the Roderveldlaan and move the Antwerp office to a new location, only 200 meters from where you could find us in the past 10 years.

The Link is a brand-new business site which focuses on innovation, design and durability. Astrea chooses The Link because of its strategic location and easy accessibility, which allows for growth and further expansion. We look forward to accomplish our future ambitions on this new location. You will find our new offices and meeting rooms there from the first of January 2018.

 

New address (from 1 January 2018):
Antwerp office: Posthofbrug 6, B-2600 Antwerp
T +32 3 287 11 11  |  F +32 3 287 11 12  |  contact@astrealaw.be

Brussels office: Louizalaan 235, B-1050 Brussels
T +32 2 215 97 58 |  F +32 2 216  50 91  |  contact@astrealaw.be

 

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WHO'S WHO LEGAL: DATA 2018 : ASTREA PARTNER STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER NOMINATED AS THOUGHT LEADER IN RELATION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, DATA PRIVACY, PROTECTION & SECURITY AND TELECOMS & MEDIA

7.12.2017

Every year Who’s Who Legal undertakes an in-depth research to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide in the field of (1) information technology, (2) data privacy, protection and security and (3) telecoms and media.

Astrea partner Steven De Schrijver is one of very few lawyers worldwide who is listed as a thought leader in all three categories.

According to Who’s Who Legal:

“The Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.

These individuals are worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”

With respect to information technology Who’s Who Legal states:

“ASTREA ADVOCATEN sees Steven De Schrijver recommended as a Thought Leader in our research with ‘vast experience’ in the IT field. He is a distinguished figure in outsourcing and matters relating to the corporate and financial sphere. One source says, ‘He is definitely my first choice, without a doubt.’”

With respect to data privacy, protection and security Who’s Who legal states:

“ASTREA’s Steven De Schrijver is a market-leading figure for data protection and security matters. Peers note, ‘He is a great lawyer all over the field’ and is ‘very knowledgeable’ in data security.”

With respect to telecoms and media Who’s Who Legal states:

“Steven De Schrijver at ASTREA ADVOCATEN ranks among the very elite of practitioners in our research and is “highly recommended” for his cutting-edge knowledge of mobile telecommunications and e-commerce matters.”

The full Who's Who Legal: Data 2018 Analysis can be found here:

http://whoswholegal.com/news/analysis/article/34248/data-2018-information-technology-analysis/

http://whoswholegal.com/news/analysis/article/34247/data-2018-data-privacy-protection-security-analysis/

http://whoswholegal.com/news/analysis/article/34245/data-2018-telecoms-media-analysis/

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