Our EU regulatory: financial services is ranked in Tier 2. Our PwC Legal team is perhaps best known for advising prominent financial institutions, companies, asset managers and investment funds on restructuring, compliance and regulatory matters. Jacques Richelle, Ivan Peeters and Philip Van Steenwinkel are personally mentioned for their expertise. The team is viewed as ‘efficient and reactive’ and able to ‘provide good advice on short notice’.
The Tax team can be found in Tier 3 and is appreciated for its ‘practical experience combined with technical expertise’. Its focus is on difficult Belgian and cross-border tax disputes involving both direct and indirect taxes. This practice is integrated with our global tax controversy and tax litigation network. Véronique De Brabanter, Tim Van Sant and Liesbeth Vermeire are key lawyers in this area.
The Banking, Finance and Capital markets team is ranked in Tier 4, recognised by corporates and financial institutions for its expertise in multiple areas such as asset-based finance, real estate finance, securitisations, debt capital market issues (including standalone bond issues, EMTN programmes and covered bonds programmes) and financial restructurings. Ivan Peeters, leading the practice, is ranked as leading individual and Philip Van Steenwinkel as next generation partner.
Our Commercial, Corporate and M&A team entered the ranking in Tier 5, appreciated by clients for its ‘ability to work cross border and coordinate through its network, while acting as a single point of contact’. The corporate team at PwC Legal leverages the firm's international network and tax expertise on a range of transactions, including corporate reorganisation projects and cross-border M&A. Karin Winters, whose experience spans M&A and reorganisations, transaction financing work and commercial IP advice, heads up the team, which also includes Pierre Queritet, M&A expert, and Bart Vanstaen, who attracts praise for his ‘practical advice’. ‘They understand our needs and go the extra mile’ are further qualities praised by clients.
Thank you to all our clients for the trust they’ve placed in PwC Legal.
Congratulations to our teams of lawyers, whose hard work and consistent delivery of top-quality services earned this prestigious recognition.