We have special expertise in the drafting of leases, purchase and sale contracts, IT, distribution, franchising, licensing, service and other types of contracts; and we assist our clients with litigation related to the interpretation of the law or to the performance of these contracts. Family and patrimonial law.
We assist our clients with all formal legal documentation related to their family life (marriage contracts, divorce, adoption, wills, succession). We also offer our services to family companies and to this end assist our clients in setting up family and marital inheritance structures, succession planning in family businesses, family shareholder conflicts, good governance in relation to family businesses and control structures.
Real estate law
VDE LEGAL has acquired recognized expertise in real estate matters, including in relation to all the legal issues connected with this economic sector.
The multidisciplinary team of lawyers at VDE LEGAL is able to assist clients with all types of real estate transactions, in the three regions.
VDE LEGAL is committed to working closely with our clients’ technical and financial advisors.
VDE LEGAL also assists numerous public authorities and is familiar with the specific rules that apply to their real estate transactions.
VDE LEGAL advises its clients and assists them in proceedings before the civil and administrative courts.
Social Law and Labour Law
We advise our clients, employers, workers and their organisations in the private and public sectors, in all aspects of employment law (both individual and collective) and social security and especially in the context of restructuring, transfer of undertaking and discrimination.
Patrimonial and succession law
In the field of taxation, we work with all corporate tax issues (Isoc - Impôt sur les sociétés) and, in particular, transactions under company law, investments, financial transactions; and we also deal with personal taxation issues. We also have expertise in VAT, public tax and international taxation. We also manage tax planning issues. In addition to providing advice, we assist taxpayers in disputes with the tax authorities, both in the administrative phase and before the courts.
Criminal law of business affairs
In an economic world increasingly governed by criminal law, VDE LEGAL has developed recognized expertise in criminal law.
VDE LEGAL acts for and represents individuals and companies in criminal proceedings before Belgian courts and tribunals, both in connection with financial offences committed in Belgium, and in connection with the execution in Belgium of an international or European arrest warrant based on acts committed abroad.
European civil service
The law of the European Civil Service is a really specific type of law that applies to persons appointed as officials on the terms laid down by the regulations for officials permanently employed by one of the institutions of the European Union under a written act of the authority vested with the power of appointment of the institution concerned. It also applies to persons appointed by European Union bodies to which the Staff Regulations apply by virtue of the instruments establishing them.