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Seeds of Law is proud to be ranked by The Legal 500 edition for Insolvency and Restructuring, Dispute Resolution and Environment.
Each year, The Legal 500 publishes a ranking of Law firms that excel in their field of competence.
It shows how our clients and colleagues value our expertise and service.
Insolvency en restructurering
Seeds of Law advises SMEs and listed companies on a range of matters, including debt restructuring, distressed transactions and debt trading, insolvency and liquidations processes - voluntary and otherwise, and corporate restructurings. Sector focuses for the practice include banking, construction and real estate, and telecoms. Practice head Leo Peeters has experience of national and cross-border restructuring and insolvency processes, alongside associated transactions.
‘Seeds of Law covers a full spectrum of insolvency and restructuring law issues including difficult corporate, transactions and reorganisations. Cross-border issues with regard to the Benelux region are part of their standard repertoire.’
‘My first contact is Mr. Leo Peeters. He is a real luminary in the field of insolvency and restructuring as well as corporate and M&A, being brilliant in everything he does. You can feel his many years of experience in his work.’
‘Insolvency and restructuring is a real core practice at Seeds of Law and they are really tremendously good. The quality of the advice also benefits from the fact that the insolvency practice at Seeds of Law is very closely aligned with corporate law, a real benefit for clients.’
‘Most of the time I work with Leo Peeters. Leo has outstanding legal and commercial skills. He is a very constructive interlocutor, always calm, reflective and absolutely results-oriented. He is a quick thinker and transmits reassurance with his arguments, which are always very good.’
‘Excellent team, proactive and practical.’
‘Leo Peeters- great expertise, proactive, practical, fast and strategic thinker.’
‘Aurélie Glinne- expert in her field of expertise.
Seeds of Law is predominantly retained by a host of SMEs, entrepreneurs and public sector entities, which turn to the team for representation in both domestic and cross-border contentious matters. Leo Peeters is praised by clients for his ‘calm and results-oriented’ approach, handling litigations and arbitrations in the banking, telecoms, leisure and heavy industry sectors. Practice co-head Koen De Puydt is noted for his expertise in real estate litigation and representation of semi-public companies. Fellow co-head Alain De Jonge notably handles instructions for commercial and residential developers.
Alain de Jonge is a perfect business partner who shows interest in the specific needs of the business he is delivering legal services to. Not only the theoretical legal aspects matter, also the feasibility of solutions and legal setups in a day-to-day business environment.’
‘The Dispute Resolution practice of Seeds of Law places a particularly high value on resolving disputes out of court and has a particular strength in strategic legal advice at the early stages of a problem. A point of differentiation and a real benefit for clients. The focus is always on avoiding risks. When litigation can no longer be avoided, the Seeds of Law team has impressive courtroom skills. The law firm represents both corporate and private clients before all Belgian courts and is highly regarded in the market. They have an outstandingly strong sense of precedent and are extremely organised and efficient.’
‘The firm’s service orientation is really outstanding – I always feel that my wishes are immediately met. Compared to many other law firms operating in Belgium, I think Seeds of Law offers an impressive overall package, with exceptional legal expertise and a key attitude that the best solution to a dispute is not necessarily reached in court. This saves clients unnecessary risks and costs. Not surprisingly, the firm’s cost rates are always fair and comprehensible in every respect.’
‘Leo Peeters is a very constructive interlocutor, always calm, reflective and absolutely results-oriented. He is a quick thinker and transmits reassurance with his arguments, which are always very good. Moreover, Leo has a charismatic demeanour and is inspiring in negotiation positions with an eloquent manner. I am very enthusiastic about our cooperation and I am happy to recommend Leo Peeters as a lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution.’
Seeds of Law offers expertise in environmental permitting and public real estate law across the three regions of Belgium, advising on urban planning, PPP, and hazardous materials permits, environmental due diligence for real estate transactions, and additionally representing clients in disputes before Belgian courts. Clients include developers and real estate portfolio holders. Koen De Puydt leads the team, specialising in public law and real estate issues.