Anna Gibello and Michel Segers strengthen MVVP

MVVP is pleased to announce the arrival of Michel Segers and Anna Gibello as new partners as of 1 January 2023.

Michel Segers will further develop the commercial practice of MVVP. His practice has a strong focus on retail (franchise, agency, distribution) in several industries. Michel advises retail companies to set-up the most effective and performant legal structure that fits with today’s omni-channel strategy.  He was appointed as an expert in commercial agreements by Ministerial Decree. In this role, Michel advises the Belgian federal government on new legislative initiatives and the interpretation of the current legal framework.

Michel is also the trusted advisor of several regional and national professional organizations. He provides them with strategic advice and engages in court proceedings to safeguard the rights of the involved industry and its members. Michel is a former member of the Council of the Dutch Bar Association in Brussels (NOAB) and is currently the President of the Incubator of the Brussels bar representing 7.000 lawyers.

Anna Gibello has over 25 years’ experience in commercial and distribution law, international contract law and unfair market practices. Belgian and international (food & beverage, fashion, design and mechanical engineering) companies rely on her knowledge and solid experience for negotiating their commercial contracts or when it comes to handling complex contractual as well as cross-border disputes.

Anna chairs the Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI) based in Milano and is the vice-president of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce.

Recommended for many years by Chambers & Partners for her extensive experience in assisting international clients, Anna will strengthen MVVP’s international offer and will be in charge of the Italian Desk.

Anna Gibello and Michel Segers: “We are excited to join the ranks of MVVP in Brussels and to strengthen the Commercial Practice Team.  With its international focus and strong reputation backed by a multilingual and multidisciplinary team of lawyers, MVVP lawfirm is able to meet our clients’ expectations in today’s increasingly complex legal environment.”

Founded in 1995, MVVP is an independent full-service law firm and a well-established and recognized player in the Belgian legal services market, with a strong international focus.