- Practice Areas:
- Business Transactions
- European Union
- Intellectual Property
- Labour / Employment / Collective Bargaining
- Litigation / Dispute Resolution (including Arbitration)
- Media, Advertising and Entertainment
- Privacy & Information Security
- Tax / Taxation
MEMBER FIRM FOR BELGIUM
Koan, an independent Belgian firm, assists its clients, both local and foreign, in the major areas of corporate law, on a national, European, and international level, both through advice and litigation.
Our teams are made up of more than 30 lawyers. They have a renowned expertise in each of their specialisations and work together to complement their individual areas of strength.
Koan literally means: ‘One who sets precedents.’
In its present-day sense, derived from Zen philosophy, the koan is an enigma which is only resolved by extending beyond the usual ways of thinking.
Our choice of name reflects our way of working: proactively analysing dossiers, and seeking creative and effective solutions.
Our aim is to provide our clients with creative, practical and efficient solutions, by mutually relying on each other’s experiences and by adapting ourselves to the requirements of the cases, regardless of how complex they may be.
Excellence, loyalty, confidence and mutual respect are the values we share in the practice of our profession, the foundation over which our association is built. We are committed to demonstrating these values in our day-to-day relations with our clients.
Our work methods
Our reactivity, due to the human dimension of our teams and the complementary natures of our skills, as well as our listening skills and our understanding of your problems, permits us to offer the highest quality service at costs adapted to your needs.
The genuine involvement of our associates, as well as their availability, strengthened by team members chosen for their abilities and their open-mindedness, ensure that the client has a direct access to the lawyers responsible for their dossier.
We are especially active in key sectors of the economy, such as media and information technology, automotive, distribution, sports, banking, finance, to name but a few.
The experience of our lawyers in the area of European law and our proximity to European institutions allow our law firm to best assist you, in terms of preventative actions as per European law, in dealings with government employees, and in orienting your strategy before European institutions ans courts.
Furthermore, we are members of several independent law firm networks enabling us to offer our clients with substantial services on an international level.
A large part of our activity is devoted to files with an international dimension; our teams can work in French, Dutch, English, German, Spanish, and Italian.