Fieldfisher welcomes new partner and launches its Real Estate Practice Group

Fieldfisher expands its Brussels Office with the addition of France Englebert as new partner and the launch of a Real Estate Practice Group

Fieldfisher is delighted to announce that as of 1 June 2024, France Englebert has joined the firm as a partner in our Brussels office. France, formerly of Linklaters, brings a wealth of experience in real estate law and will head the newly established Real Estate Practice Group.

France is renowned for her extensive expertise in both real estate transactions and real estate litigation. She advises a wide range of clients, from major international corporations to local SMEs, on complex real estate transactional matters, including acquisitions, sales, rights in rem, construction / development projects and leases. France also regularly assists clients in real estate disputes (involving real estate acquisitions, sales, leases, easements, construction disputes, etc.). Her practice is highly regarded for providing strategic and practical advice, tailored to meet the specific needs of her clients.  

With over 20 years of experience, France has built a distinguished career and a strong reputation in the Belgian legal market. She is frequently sought after for her deep understanding of real estate law and her ability to navigate complex regulatory environments. Besides her contribution to legal literature, France also frequently takes part in industry conferences and seminars.

Commenting on this arrival, Jean-François Germain, Managing Partner, said:

 "We are thrilled to welcome France to Fieldfisher. Her arrival marks a significant step in the growth of our Brussels office and the expansion of our service offerings. France's expertise in real estate will greatly enhance our capabilities and provide our clients with unparalleled service in the real estate sector."

France Englebert expressed her enthusiasm with the following statement: 

"Joining Fieldfisher is an exciting opportunity for me. The firm’s strong reputation and extensive network provide an ideal platform to develop the Real Estate Practice Group and offer comprehensive legal support to our clients. I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growth and working with my new colleagues."

This appointment brings the number of partners in the Brussels office to 23, further solidifying Fieldfisher's position as a leading law firm in Belgium.