Stibbe

Belgium

Benchmark Litigation Reviews

Dispute resolution

Stibbe is a full-service law firm and is recognised for its strengths in commercial and transactions and white-collar crime. The firm has 16 lawyers dedicated to dispute resolution work including four partners. Key areas of disputes for the firm include banking and finance litigation, commercial disputes, international arbitration and corporate fraud and white-collar crime.

The firm has over 25 years dedicated to white-collar crime and fraud work and the department is headed by partner Hans Van Bavel. Case work for the firm includes tax fraud, economic fraud and money-laundering matters. 

In the litigation and arbitration department, key partners include Hans Van Bavel, Nicolas Résimont, Oliver Stevens and Paul Van der Putten. Ignance Vernimme and Philippe Campolini are key partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property department. Peter Wytinck and Sophie Van Besien are key partners in the EU, Competition & Regulated markets department. 

The white-collar crime time has five lawyers dedicated to this area and mainly focuses on work for corporate clients, assisting on matters such as money laundering, economic fraud, market manipulation and raids and interrogations. 

In a commercial and transactions case, the firm advised Perrigo (Omega Pharma) in the arbitration proceedings brough against the sellers for fraud and breach of warranties. All other cases worked on during the research period remain highly confidential, however the cases highlight the firm’s capabilities in commercial and transaction and EU competition work. 

The firm hired Philippe Campolini from Simont Braun who joins the Intellectual property department. Partner Sophie Van Besien joins the firms EU, Competition & Regulated markets department. 

Client feedback 2021 

“With regard to litigation they offer thorough analysis, accurate estimation on the case outcome and are effective in the resolution of cases.” 

Louis Bidaine 

“Responsive, analytical, easy to reach and offering effective solutions.” 

Philippe Campolini 

“Responsive, good leadership.”