Discover Benelux | Business Special | van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners
A law firm with a proud history and a bright future TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS: LAETIZIA BAZZONI
Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the independent law firm van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners provides high-quality advice and assistance in all aspects of business law.
data protection and privacy regulations. “Challenges like this will be here for years to come. We hold internal and customer conferences on such subjects,” explains Bertrand Wittamer.
Since its founding in 1977, the Brusselsbased bureau has evolved a great deal, and now comprises a diverse team of 35 lawyers with experience in a wide range of practice areas. “Our 40-year history is important, but so is our future,” begins managing partner Bertrand Wittamer. “In addition to our highly experienced lawyers, we welcome new blood - people at the start of their careers, as well as experienced partners coming from outside who can bring a fresh vision. This ensures a flexible and forward-looking transition.”
van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners can provide comprehensive legal support for business activities both in Belgium and abroad. “We are a member of several independent law firm networks to whom we can appeal or recommend clients. The advantage of being independent is that you do not have to call on a particular firm. We have a freedom of choice.”
The cabinet’s clients range from SMEs and independent retailers to Belgian subsidiaries of international groups, all of which they can assist with issues related to subjects including company law, labour law, corporate tax and much more. The firm now also has a focus on personal
The firm prides itself on having close and long-lasting partnerships with its clients: “With our customers we do not try to make a ‘one shot’, we are looking for a long-term relationship.” Ensuring their rates remain affordable is another example of why van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners are so trusted. Legal fees have a reputation for being expensive, but the company’s fair rates allow them to continue working with loyal clients from busi-
nesses of all sizes. “Some of our customers have been with us for 20 or 30 years,” smiles Bertrand Wittamer. With the reputed firm’s long-standing philosophy centred around trust, availability and flexibility - it is easy to see why.
Corporate INTL Global Awards named van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners Insurance Law Firm of the Year 2017. To find out more, visit www.vancutsem.be
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