Van Bael & Bellis

Chaussée de la Hulpe 166 Terhulpsesteenweg
1170 Brussels

Van Bael & Bellis is a leading independent law firm based in Brussels, with a second office in Geneva exclusively dedicated to WTO matters. Our firm is known for its client-centred approach, its commitment to excellence and its extensive expertise in EU and national competition law, EU and international trade law, EU regulatory law as well as Belgian business law. With nearly 70 lawyers coming from 20 different countries, we bring you a highly effective team of professionals with multi-jurisdictional expertise and an international perspective.

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I.P. | I.T.
Corporate | Commercial | Economic
Social | Work

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Recruiter :

Mrs. Catherine Longeval (Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 2 647 73 50
Fax: +32 (0)2 640 64 99

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Press :

Mrs. Lee Reign
Tel: +32 (0) 26 47 73 50
Fax: +32 (0)2 640 64 99

Van Bael & Bellis

Junior corporate M&A associate
Van Bael & Bellis - 06/01/2020

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our corporate M&A practice.

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Van Bael & Bellis

Mid-level and senior corporate M&A associates
Van Bael & Bellis - 06/01/2020

We are currently looking for mid-level and senior associates to join our corporate M&A practice.

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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Michael Clancy

This week, Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels promotes Michael Clancy to its partnership.

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Van Bael & Bellis promotes Sara Beutels

Van Bael & Bellis is pleased to announce the promotion of employment law specialist Sara Beutels to Counsel.

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Jean-François Bellis Appointed Chairman of Van Bael & Bellis

Van Bael & Bellis has announced a new corporate structure, effective from 1 June 2019. Under the new structure, founding and co-managing partner, Jean-François Bellis, will become Chairman of the firm.

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Van Bael & Bellis sponsors DIApositief

Van Bael & Bellis co-founder of the Legal Diversity and Inclusion Alliance (LDIA), is very proud to sponsor DIApositief, a wonderful Diversity & Inclusion project of the Dutch-speaking Brussels Bar. 

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ECJ Increases Employee Protection in Belgian Insolvency Proceedings by Transfer of Undertakings

On 16 May 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) held that European Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses (the “Directive”), must be interpreted as precluding national legislation, which, in the event of a transfer of a business which has taken place in proceedings for judicial restructuring by transfer under judicial supervision applied with a view to maintaining all or part of the transferor or its activity, entitles the transferee to choose the employees which it wishes to keep.

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Law of 4 April 2019 Aims to Simplify Organisation of Social Elections

A new law of 4 April 2019 aims to regulate and simplify the organisation of the 2020 social elections (the “Law”). It was published in the Belgian Official Journal of 30 April 2019 (Wet van 4 april 2019 tot wijziging van de wet van 4 december 2007 

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Stricter Payment Periods for Commercial Transactions with SMEs

On 25 April 2019, the Chamber of Representatives adopted a Law modifying the Law of 2 August 2002 on combating late payment in commercial transactions in an attempt to provide greater financial security to small

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Reform of Belgian Competition Law

On 25 April 2019, the Chamber of Representatives of the federal Parliament approved in plenary session a bill reforming Book IV of the Code of Economic Law (Wetboek van Economisch Recht / Code de droit économique) (“CEL”)

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