BRUSSELS, April 3, 2023 – Simont Braun is delighted to announce that the firm has promoted Nikita Tissot and Renaud van Melsen to the position of counsel, effective April 1st. These appointments are a recognition of their roles within the firm and their respective practices in particular.
Nikita Tissot started her legal career in 2016 and joined Simont Braun in 2018. She built a solid experience in corporate law, including the implementation of the UBO and ESG regulation, and provides guidance in this regard, in particular to shareholder groups and listed companies in complex governance issues. She has also developed a broad expertise in M&A transactions and private equity operations.
In addition to her practice as corporate lawyer, Nikita is an assistant at the UCLouvain university in corporate law and editorial secretary at RPS-TRV. She also co-launched the ESG Committee within our firm.
Nikita has contributed to a number of publications on various corporate law matters, including the book “Précis du droit des sociétés“, and articles on shareholders’ liability, implementation in Belgium of the Shareholder Rights Directive, practical aspects of usufruct on shares and the impact of seller’s knowledge on M&A transactions.
“Nikita has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of our clients’ needs and her legal expertise in corporate law, analytical skills and strategic thinking have made her a precious member of our team. We have no doubt that as Counsel, Nikita will continue to deliver the highest level of service to our clients,” comment Sandrine Hirsch and Axel Maeterlinck, Partners in our Corporate M&A team.
Renaud van Melsen launched his legal career in 2005 at Simont Braun, where he quickly established a reputation in public and administrative law. Over the years, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of a range of specialised fields, including public procurement, urban planning, and environmental law. He has also acquired skills in specific areas such as expropriation and public access to information.
Thanks to his extensive expertise, Renaud’s practice has since expanded to encompass a broad spectrum of legal areas, including appeals before the Supreme Court, public authorities liability, and local taxation. Renaud’s ability to apply his deep legal knowledge and strategic insight to complex cases has earned client’s confidence. His commitment to providing clear, concise advice in all situations has cemented his reputation as a trusted legal advisor.
He is also an effective member of the Brussels Commission for Access to Administrative Documents and a substitute member of the Regional Development Commission.
From 2005 to 2018, Renaud has been involved in important scientific activity at the UNamur (ex-FUNDP). He has written a number of publications on various administrative law matters.
Renaud is also fluently trilingual (FR, NL, EN).
“With an impressive track record in the areas of public law, including public procurement and urban planning, Renaud has established himself as a go-to expert in the field, possessing a rare combination of analytical prowess and strategic vision. As a valued member of our department, Renaud’s ability to deliver innovative solutions and sharp legal insight has already proven to be an indispensable asset for our clients,” comment Manuela von Kuegelgen and Thomas Braun, Partners in our Real Estate, Public and Administrative law team. “We are confident that his skills and dynamic approach will continue to drive our department’s success and cement our firm’s position as a leader in the field of public law.”
Join us in congratulating Nikita and Renaud!