Simont Braun - Avocats advocaten lawyers

Corporate Litigation

Between the different actors within companies (shareholders, directors, directors), joint venture partners, buyers and sellers of shares, tensions and differences of opinion are likely to emerge. Although an amicable solution is often preferable, a settlement in court or by arbitration is sometimes unavoidable.

Our fields of expertise

Our lawyers handle both national and international disputes, including arbitration and mediation procedures, for all types of corporate and M&A issues.

Our team represents companies, financial institutions, shareholders, board members, executives and other stakeholders before all courts in Belgium and before arbitration panels in Belgium or abroad, thanks to our close relations with top-tier independent law firms around the world.

Our fields of expertise include post-acquisition claims, securities litigation, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liability, corporate governance, etc.

Our team enjoys in-depth knowledge of the wide variety of practices and regulations, and exploit this experience in their handling of complex disputes to always seek a positive outcome, taking full account of the client's specific business demands. Many of our litigators are notably experienced corporate transaction lawyers with a sound understanding of transactional mechanisms, enabling them to develop strategies and solutions with optimum efficacy.

Major projects

  • Representing the sellers of a company in an ad hoc arbitration regarding their entitlement to earn-out payments.

  • Representing a Belgian-Dutch telecoms group in a post-acquisition claim against a Belgian state-owned company before the courts of Brussels.

  • Representing a Belgian university in a litigation initiated by an investor relating to its investment in a spin-off project.