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Dispute Resolution

Our team has a wealth of experience in both bringing and defending claims on behalf of clients before all Belgian courts and is able to handle the largest and most complex disputes faced by our clients.

Eversheds Sutherland takes an approach to handling disputes that differs from our
competitors. We are a pragmatic and relationship-orientated firm and we are helping to define what modern contentious legal advice should entail. So we work day-to-day with our clients to keep them informed, forewarned and protected. We focus on obtaining the best practical outcome for our clients. That means providing you with a strategy that will meet your goals in any given situation.

We will present you with the options available (including mediation and arbitration), offer our recommendation, then manage the case all the way down the line, adjusting the strategy to deal with changing circumstances. This project management approach has been proven to get better results for our clients and enables them to control costs and minimise the amount of time management has to spend dealing with litigation.

Main areas

  • Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Transaction

Examples of work

  • Handling of cases, including proceedings, in relation to the termination of distributorships, agencies and franchising for local and international clients acrossvarious sectors (retail, food, industrial engineering, automotive, construction,renewable energy, insurance, IT, medical devices etc.)
  • Handling of cases, including proceedings, in relation to sales and supply agreements:cross-border litigation for a supplier of food and drink containers in the aviation andrailway sector with parties being involved from Israel, Belgium, China and Brazil,court proceedings for a Dutch manufacturer of electric bikes and scooters, for aBelgian installer of solar panels, for a UK-based manufacturer of industrial chainsetc., arbitration for an international supplier of fire detection systems with regard to aclaim for damages as a result of an alleged erroneous fire detection
  • Handling company related criminal law cases (acting for a Canadian client withregard to industrial espionage, for several local health care providers regarding thedelivery of medical services)
  • Handling cases to obtain interim injunctions and injunctions in the framework of the Act Market Practices (unfair competition, IP-infringements)
  • Successfully defending and settling a dispute for a US-based global provider ofspecialized payment products with regard to the termination of a major supplier contract with the Belgian branch of an international energy conglomerate and as aresult avoiding court proceedings
  • Assisting a US-based fashion retailer in proceedings regarding the liabilities anddamages due to a fire in its premises in Belgium
  • Representing a sports betting provider in various proceedings against its agents and clients