Dispute resolution has been a long-standing area of focus at Simont Braun. We are also acknowledged as having strong expertise in arbitration (both domestic and international) and mediation. Whenever possible, we encourage mediation to solve conflicts.
Simont Braun’s lawyers act before courts at all levels in civil, commercial and administrative matters, as well as in special proceedings, such as appeals relating to registrations of trademarks or services, bank and stock exchange regulations, merger control, gas & electricity regulation, financial criminal law, etc.
Our lawyers also act in national and international arbitral proceedings as counsel, legal expert or arbitrator.
Simont Braun tends to favour mediation to solve conflicts. Our firm is a signatory of the Bmediation Charter and includes several mediators registered with the Federal Mediation commissions.
Simont Braun counts one partner admitted to the bar of the Belgian Supreme Court (Cour de Cassation/Hof van Cassatie): Paul Alain Foriers. His in-depth knowledge of the case law of the Supreme Court is a highly valuable asset for all proceedings before Belgian courts. Our lawyers also have longstanding expertise in proceedings before the Council of State (administrative supreme court) and the Constitutional Court.
Simont Braun also stands out thanks to its breadth of experience before supranational courts, such as the Benelux Court and the European Court of Justice.
Our litigators are used to handling cases combining cross-border aspects and/or international proceedings.
We also handled one of the first major class actions in Belgium (Deminor – Fortis dismantling).
Besides a team dedicated to litigation, the lawyers of our other departments, notably Corporate, Banking & Finance, IP, Tax, Labour law and Real Estate, are also renowned litigators in their respective areas of expertise.
At Simont Braun, we firmly believe that for work to be of the highest quality, it must be handled by lawyers capable of anticipating and understanding potential judicial issues, and that a dispute in a complicated matter is best handled by a specialist with in-depth knowledge of its specific features.
Our teams of experts are fully aware of business needs and realities and will always focus on finding constructive solutions, with litigation being the last resort.
See also our dispute resolution expertise in Banking, Finance & Insurance, Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets, Employment, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Public & Administrative law, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and Financial Criminal Law.