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Astrea, conseil juridique spécialisé pour les sociétés, les entrepreneurs et les services publics.

Souvent, les questions juridiques sont complexes et débordent sur plusieurs domaines juridiques.

Le bureau d’avocats Astrea emploie une équipe de plus de 35 avocats, qui ont chacun leur spécialité et qui couvrent ensemble toutes les spécialités auxquelles les sociétés, les entrepreneurs ou les services publics peuvent être confrontés dans le cadre de leurs activités.

Le fonctionnement du bureau Astrea se caractérise par une approche globale des questions qui lui sont soumises : pour chaque cas, en fonction des besoins spécifiques de notre client, nous mettons sur pied une équipe spécialisée qui recherchera la meilleure solution, quelle que soit la matière de droit concernée.

La force de nos équipes réside dans ce mélange de passion et de respect qui anime chacun de nos associés. Chaque membre d’équipe suit une démarche à la fois centrée et axée sur le client. Nos réponses sont rapides et notre travail est à la fois pragmatique et proactif. En outre, nous avons à cœur d’offrir un service d’excellence au meilleur coût.

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TOP RANKINGS AND RECOGNITION FOR ASTREA IN LEGAL500 AND CHAMBERS

19.4.2018

Astrea continued its excellent rankings in the most important legal directories in 2018. We are delighted to be recognised again in Chambers and Legal500 with several honourable rankings.

 

In the latest edition of Legal500, Astrea is ranked in the following departments and lawyers:

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: Tier 4Dieter Veestraeten

Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Tier 4Steven De Schrijver and Frédéric Verspreeuwen

Dispute Resolution: Tier 4Marc Van Looveren, Louis Verstraeten and Olivier Van Fraeyenhoven

Insolvency and Restructuring: Tier 3Louis Verstraeten

IT and Telecoms: Tier 3Steven De Schrijver and Barbara Terriere

Transport: Tier 1Marc Van Looveren, Louis Verstraeten and Ruud De Houwer

An overview of the detailed results can be found on the Legal500 website.

 

In Chambers, Astrea is listed with the following rankings:

Shipping: Band 3  - Marc Van Looveren: “Marc Van Looveren offers "speedy, accurate, reliable and detailed advice coupled with a strong business acumen," according to clients. Also praised for his comprehensive understanding of shipping law in an international context, he handles all angles of Belgian shipping law including ship arrests and cargo claims.”

Corporate/M&A: Band 4 - Frédéric Verspreeuwen: “Frederic Verspreeuwen is the co-head of Astrea's corporate team and advises Belgian and international clients on acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He recently acted for Cronos Group on the sale of its share in Wijs. Clients value his accessibility and describe him as "a good negotiator who is always seeking a solution."

Employment: Band 4 - Rudi Desmet: “Rudi Desmet of Astrea is praised by one client as "very accurate and knowledgeable," while another praises him as "a very good specialist for social labour law." His expertise covers employment-related litigation, dismissals and transfers of undertakings.”

TMT: Information Technology: Band 3 - Steven De Schrijver: “Steven De Schrijver of Astrea is praised for his "sound counsel and tactical advice" and offers expertise in commercial agreements, software licensing, technology transfers and IT outsourcing.  He continues to advise Microsoft on a range of commercial issues including terms and conditions, public procurement and contractual issues.”

Banking & Finance: “foreign expert” for Germany - Dieter Veestraeten: “Dieter Veestraeten of Astrea is well known for representing German banks, recently advising IKB Deutsche Industriebank on early repayment and the release of securities under a credit facility granted to Unitank. Sources report that his command of the German language is "a big benefit".

 

As the rankings are based on feedback from in-house peers and clients we would like to thank all of you for your positive input and appreciation for the quality of the services we have rendered to you. Of course we will seek to maintain this level of quality and would love to further develop our services together with you.

                        

                                        

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STEVEN DE SCHRIJVER PUBLISHES BELGIAN CHAPTER TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDE TO MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 2018

19.4.2018

Steven De Schrijver of Astrea has contributed in writing the Belgian Chapter 8 of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions 2018 (12th edition). This guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations of mergers and acquisitions.

The country question and answer chapters provide a broad overview of common issues in M&A laws and regulations, including relevant authorities and legislation, target defences, bidder protection, and mechanics of acquisition in 53 jurisdictions. All chapters are written by leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers and industry specialists.

Read the complete article written by Steven De Schrijver

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PIETER PAEPE PANEL MEMBER AT THE GAMBLINGCOMPLIANCE REGULATORY SUMMIT 2018

16.4.2018

On Wednesday 18 April 2018, the GamblingCompliance Regulatory Summit 2018 will take place at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane hotel in London. This one-day Regulatory Summit will examine some of the most pressing issues affecting the gambling industry in 2018 and beyond.

Astrea Partner Pieter Paepe will take part as a panel member in the session “A new regulatory landscape: European Commission closure of online gambling infringement cases”. The panel will discuss the consequences for EU member states, regulatory and competition litigation and wider regulatory policy shifts following the EC’s closure of infringement cases in late 2017.

The Regulatory Summit will be followed by the GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards Gala Dinner.

For more information about this Summit, please use the following link: GamblingCompliance Regulatory Summit 2018

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