Acting for a diverse range of international and local companies, corporate work is the cornerstone of the legal services offered by the Belgian law firm Durnez (Advocatenassociatie Durnez). “Our lawyers are skilled at creating new structures for commercial growth, advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as advising boards and shareholders”, Johan Durnez, Partner, emphasizes.
The scale of their corporate practice enables the firm to structure its team according to their role, whether they are providing focused advice directly to their clients or acting in partnership with advisers on complex international transactions. “We match the level of resource to your requirements, expectations and deadlines, giving you the commercial agility to achieve your objectives. We give you also a more general approach and, alongside our corporate specialisms, we provide regulatory, employment, pensions, litigation, property and commercial advice”, Johan Durnez explains. This integrated expertise enables them to form a broader team across legal disciplines and jurisdictions when necessary.
“Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers apply their knowledge of insolvency, corporate and banking law, regulatory guidance and litigation to the full spectrum of restructuring, recovery and insolvency matters”, Johan Durnez says. The firm is frequently instructed on the planning and implementation of, or response to, formal insolvency proceedings commenced in or involving our European jurisdictions. “Our lawyers have been involved in a very significant number of the major formal insolvency proceedings in recent years in the jurisdictions in which we practice, and have played a key role in the development of the law in many key areas”, he adds.
Emphasizing that the firm has the scale and experience to resource the most demanding and complex cases as well as the day-to-day instructions, Johan Durnez highlights that their work includes acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant agreements, financing and secured transactions, joint venture agreements, as well as development and infrastructure projects. “We are also instructed on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, including planning appeals, and other disputes. Additional key areas of work include advising onshare purchase agreements, large scale retail and commercial leases for retailers and corporates, competition lax, criminal defence, and tax matters”, he says.
Whether the tax issues are focused on a single European country or cross-border, involve planning for tax efficiency or require resolution of a civil or criminal tax controversy or investigation, the law firm Durnez is able to provide appropriate advice and solutions. “We provide a wide range of service options at all levels of court, but the best way to find out if we are right for your case is to contact us as soon as possible for an open and honest one-on-one consultation”, Johan Durnez concludes.