Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (“Liedekerke”) is one of Belgium’s foremost business law firms. Based in Brussels, with a London representative office since November 2007, and independent since its creation in 1965, the firm has established an international reputation upon a unique experience and unchallenged expertise, which it has acquired in all areas of business law.

Liedekerke’s clients are active in a broad range of industries, to which it offers first-rate, creative and personalized full-service advice. The firm has a strong advisory practice based on sector expertise and an in-depth knowledge of Belgian and European law. In addition, and as an essential complement to its advisory activities, it represents clients in complex litigation before national, European and international courts, both judicial and arbitral, the Court of Cassation, the Council of State and the Belgian Constitutional Courts.

With over 110 lawyers, including 32 partners, Liedekerke is commonly recognized for its ability to quickly mobilize competent, flexible and multidisciplinary teams anywhere. Liedekerke opened its London office in 2007 as a direct response to a growing involvement in cross-border transactions and increasing demand for international coverage from its clients. It remains the only Belgian law firm in London.

In 2014, “Liedekerke DRC SASU” has been opened as a subsidiary in Kinshasa to enhance our capability to provide local legal support and operational assistance to companies and other stakeholders active across Francophone Africa and the DRC in particular. In May 2019, following the success of its Kinshasa subsidiary, Liedekerke opened a new office in Kigali (Rwanda) to complement its current Africa offering. The launch of a second office in Africa is a logical next step in implementing the firm’s international strategy. Our local presence in Kigali is adding value to the Belgian firm’s offering and allow the firm to better serve its clients active in the region.

Recent Awards: “Belgium Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year,” Internal Tax Review 2018; “Belgian Tax Firm of the Year,“ International Tax Review 2017; Belgian Law Firm of the Year,” Chambers Europe 2016; “Best Banking & Finance team of the year,” Trends Legal Awards 2015; and “Litigation and Arbitration Law Firm of the Year,” Trends Legal Awards 2014.

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation and Transport
  • Banking and Finance
  • Banking and Insolvency
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition and European Law
  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Insurance and Liability
  • Intellectual Property
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public International Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trade Practices and Consumer Law
  • Zoning and Planning