CMS Belgium

For over 30 years, we have been advising local and international businesses operating in Belgium as well as a large number of public sector actors. Today, we have become one of the country’s leading firms, with about 100 lawyers, of which 22 partners, working out of offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Luxembourg.

Clients appreciate our entrepreneurial and team spirit as well as the strong relationships we build with them. We believe that lawyers need to understand their clients’ business to provide to-the-point, inventive legal and tax advice. We work efficiently and our fees and arrangements are transparent and clear. That is why clients regularly trust us with the most delicate and complex cases.

Our teams assist clients across a wide range of expert practice and sector areas including: Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition, Consumer products, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Funds, Hotels & Leisure, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Lifesciences/Pharmaceuticals, Private Clients, Private Equity, Public Law, Public Procurement & PPP, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and TMT.

Recent Firm News & Legal Updates

Legal Update

The prohibition on abusing an undertaking's economic dependency, which came into force on August 22, 2020, targets a situation where an undertaking abuses the economically dependent position of another undertaking (e.g., a supplier or a customer) where one is an indispensable economic partner for the other.

Legal Update

The Belgian Parliament adopted the Act that transposes the European Omnibus Directive N° 2019/2161, which aims to better enforce and modernize consumer protection rules. The new Act will be signed by the King shortly and published in the official State Gazette. The new consumer protection rules will enter into effect on May 28, 2022.

Legal Update

We asked our member firms around the globe to provide some insight on employer and employee rights when it comes to requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to return to work. Gaël Chuffart of CMS Belgium shares his views for Belgium.

Firm Offices in Member Jurisdiction

Belgium

Brussels
Antwerpen

Firm Offices in Other Jurisdictions

Europe

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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All Firm Contacts Committees
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Practice Group Leaders Forum
Practice Group Leaders Forum
Business Development Committee
Business Development Committee
Member Firm Leaders Forum
Member Firm Leaders Forum
First Fifteen (Young Lawyers)
First Fifteen (Young Lawyers)
Practice Groups
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Restructuring & Insolvency Resolution
Antitrust & Competition
Antitrust & Competition
Privacy & Data Protection
Privacy & Data Protection
Cannabis
Cannabis
Life Sciences
Life Sciences
International Trade
International Trade
Venture Capital
Venture Capital
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
Energy, Mining, & CleanTech
Energy, Mining, & CleanTech
Banking & Finance
Banking & Finance