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DS De Backer & Bastin has lawyers members of the French-speaking and Flemish Bars, with all providing consultancy, advisory and legal defence services the various branches of Belgian and international business law. DS De Backer & Bastin lawyers have rights of audience in every court and tribunal in the country (with the exception of the "Cour de Cassation" or Supreme Court,) as well as in all federal and regional government agencies and administrative boards. In addition, DS De Backer & Bastin are all highly experienced in arbitration and mediation practice.


DS De Backer & Bastin has developed expertise in a wide range of legal areas including:

  • ongoing strategic, legal and tax assistance for all forms of investment in Belgium and Luxembourg, and follow-up of new locations
  • corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions
  • tax planning and tax litigation
  • commercial law (invoice/payment recovery, distribution, trade practices, competition, transport, etc.)
  • employment law
  • intellectual property law
  • telecommunications, broadcasting and ICT law
  • real estate and business leases
  • corporate criminal law