Our main practices and many of our lawyers have been recognised for their outstanding track record and expertise by the top worldwide legal guides ranking the leading law firms and lawyers.

2023 | Chambers Europe | Dispute Resolution – Band 3

A commentator reports that the team "takes the time for its clients to explain everything in detail." Another commentator appreciates that "The team is client-focused with a strategic analysis." The team is also praised for their "very high service level and great responsiveness."

Paul Alain Foriers maintains his leading position as a Senior Statesperson.

Rafaël Jafferali improves his ranking form Band 4 to Band 3.

2023 | Chambers FinTech | Band 1

Simont Braun is delighted to be ranked four years in a row in Band 1 in FinTech by Chambers & Partners.

Thy are the most efficient and pragmatic firm while keeping the necessary extraordinary fine-tuned legal advice.

Joan Carette is ranked in Band 2: “Adding Joan to the team immediately boosted our credibility.

Philippe De Prez is ranked in Band 2: “Philippe goes above and beyond to ensure all of his client’s needs and requests are met and exceeded

2023 | Chambers Global | Dispute resolution – Band 3

Paul Alain Foriers ranked as a Senior Statesperson in Dispute Resolution: “Paul Alain Foriers is ‘excellent in technical aspects and complex cases,’ according to clients.”

Rafaël Jafferali entering the rankings in Dispute resolution in Band 3: He is described by one source as “a really excellent litigator,” and praised by a second for being “a very good, thorough and deep lawyer.

2023 | IFLR 1000 | Financial Services Regulatory – Tier 1

Simont Braun is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in Financial services regulatory by IFLR 1000.

The team is praised for being "very knowledgeable with highly specialised expertise, approachable, have a great work attitude and on-the-ball mentality". A commentator adds : "Hands-on approach, tailor-made law advice, highly diverse and comprehensive approach, practical legal advice".

Joan Carette is rated as Highly regarded

2023 | IFLR 1000 | M&A – Tier 3

Simont Braun is delighted to be ranked Tier 3 in M&A by IFLR 1000.

The team is praised for having a "practical / hands-on approach and trying to get things done, taking into account the client's interest."

Tom Swinnen is rated as Highly regarded.

2023 | LEGAL 500 | Intellectual Property – Tier 2

Emmanuel Cornu & Eric De Gryse | Leading Individuals.

The Simont Braun legal team is very highly qualified, and the different lawyers are specialised in all possible areas, with a very thorough and practical approach. They are able to understand the client’s needs and go directly to the point.’

‘They stand out for their high level of professionalism, deep knowledge of IP matters, especially in the field of trademarks and patents as well as concerning geographical indications, their very good contact with clients, and the clarity of their opinions.’ 

2023 | LEGAL 500 | Real Estate – Tier 2

Manuela von Kuegelgen | Leading Individual
Laura Grauer | Rising Star

One-stop shopping’ real estate team dedicated to the client. Strong experience in the real estate sector and on the construction side as well.’
‘Very accurate knowledge of the planning and real estate sector. Team involvement and availability. Sound advice and innovative proposals for setting up and finding the best solutions. Knowledge of many references and cases relevant to our problems.’

2023 | LEGAL 500 | Regulatory Financial Services – Tier 2

Joan Carette Philippe De Prez | Next Generation Partners.

‘The team has a very deep knowledge of all regulatory law matters.’
‘Simont Braun team is very complementary and makes links between the different subjects beyond the strictly regulatory aspects. They are very well connected with local supervisory authorities while keeping a global European view thanks to their contacts and partners in other jurisdictions.’

2023 | LEGAL 500 | Commercial, Corporate M&A – Tier 3

 ‘The firm is able to provide highly specialized corporate law advice based on a combination of technical knowledge and practical expertise.’
‘Excellent team: responsive, high quality and fun to work with!’


2023 | WTR1000 | Band 1

Simont Braun is delighted to be ranked again in Silver in legal trademark expertise by WTR1000.

The team is highly professional, has deep knowledge of intellectual property and offers honest assessments.

Emmanuel Cornu is ranked in Gold
Eric De Gryse is ranked in Silver
Michaël De Vroey is ranked Silver