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Dispute resolution

Besides judicial proceedings, there are different forms of alternative dispute resolution where we can also assist you.

In some cases, the parties manage to overcome their differences by negotiating directly. Nevertheless, this is not always successful and can sometimes even cause the dispute to escalate.

In that case, the parties may seek the professional, practical expertise and advice of a lawyer who will lead and keep the negotiation process on the right track, ideally with a view to avoiding a lawsuit in court. Negotiations like this may be conducted both verbally and in writing.

Even if those negotiations fail to get underway or do not lead to an acceptable result, other avenues still remain open to the parties.

Litigation, where the dispute is settled by an independent and impartial judge, is just one of several options.

The parties may also opt for arbitration. This is a form of dispute resolution where an impartial arbitrator - or panel of arbitrators - appointed by the parties issues a binding decision in the dispute. We can either assist you or represent you in such arbitration proceedings.

A third alternative form of dispute resolution is mediation. In mediation, the dispute is decided not by a third party but by the parties themselves, who negotiate between them and reach a decision with the assistance of a neutral third party. This third party, the mediator, keeps the mediation process on track. Alternative forms of dispute settlement will continue to play an increasingly important role in our legal system as lawmakers have given the courts the power to encourage parties to seek mediation first before engaging in further litigation. Our firm has already successfully helped several clients involved in a mediation procedure.

We have the necessary expertise to advise and assist you with respect to alternative forms of dispute resolution. As a general principle, our firm makes it a priority to assess, for every dispute, the expediency of going through the courts versus giving preference to alternative dispute resolution.

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specialists

Kristiaan Caluwaerts
Kristiaan Caluwaerts
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, insolvency law, M&A, real estate law

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Kristof Uytterhoeven
Kristof Uytterhoeven
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: construction law, public procurement, real estate law, statute and deontology of architects

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Dirk Berckmans
Dirk Berckmans
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, insolvency law, M&A

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Ignace Kroos
Ignace Kroos
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, transport law

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Steven Slachmuylders
Steven Slachmuylders
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: construction law, real estate law, traffic law

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Yannick Grauwels
Yannick Grauwels
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: construction law, real estate law, urban zoning, environmental law

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Frederik Van Overtveldt
Frederik Van Overtveldt
Lawyer - Partner

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, insolvency law, M&A

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Federico Wuyts
Federico Wuyts
Lawyer

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, insolvency law

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Noëmi Callaert
Noëmi Callaert
Lawyer

Specialised in: company law, business law, directors’ liability, M&A

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Thaïs Habotte
Thaïs Habotte
Lawyer

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, intellectual property

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Els Zegers
Els Zegers
Lawyer

Specialised in: employment law, public procurement

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Vincent De Somer
Vincent De Somer
Lawyer

Specialised in: company law, commercial law, insolvency law

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Kobe Ghysels
Kobe Ghysels
Lawyer

Specialised in: construction law, real estate law, urban zoning, environmental law

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Charlotte Beckers
Charlotte Beckers
Lawyer

Specialised in: company law, commercial law

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Melanie Geerts
Melanie Geerts
Lawyer

Specialised in: construction law, real estate law

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