Partner Stefan Deswert heads the commercial-litigation team in Brussels.
Stefan specialises in distribution, retail, logistics, infrastructure and real estate. He has an in-depth knowledge of contract law, in particular e-contracts and commercial contracts. His practice covers a wide range of local and cross-border litigation issues, as well as construction litigation and arbitration.
Recognised as an experienced litigator, Stefan advises clients on complex multi-jurisdictional litigation. He mainly advises leading brands in the digital world and retail industry throughout Europe and the US. Stefan has solid know-how within the field of setting up warehouses, strategic logistic centres and flagship stores.
One of the founding Partners of Osborne Clarke Belgium, Stefan holds a master’s degree in Economic and Financial Law from the V.U.B. – Free University of Brussels.
Acting for Gaucheret SA by filing claims against construction companies for damages relating to poorly performed construction work and filing claims against the relevant insurance companies
Jet Fuelling Company
Assisting a jet fuelling company with a contractual dispute, and assisting it to reach a settlement agreement with the other party
a company which is alleging that a competitor
Acting as a litigator for a company which is alleging that a competitor was a third-party accomplice to contractual breaches
Digital Transformation Company
Acting as a counsel for former shareholders of a digital transformation company, who are alleging that the company's board of directors sold their shares at too low a price
Global Digital Printing Giant
Assisting a global digital printing giant in relation to a claim which a former distributor filed against it, stating that it unlawfully terminated an exclusive sales concession between them
Global Digital Printing Giant
Acting for a global digital printing giant which sold a polluted plot of land by limiting its liability to the pollution it knew of when the sale occurred
Legislators adopt reforms of Belgian insolvency law
Streamlined bankruptcy rules are due to come into force in June to shield healthy businesses hit by the pandemic
My debtor is (at risk of becoming) insolvent. Now what?
As a consequence of the current Covid-19 crisis, it has become increasingly important to keep an eye on the solvency...
My debtor is (at risk of becoming) insolvent - Signals to watch out for
Several international studies have shown that companies that drift into bankruptcy often follow the same pattern. Check for these signals...
My debtor is (at risk of becoming) insolvent - Possibilities for securing your claim
In the event of a bankruptcy, secured creditors have a preferential position compared to "regular" or unsecured creditors, in accordance...
Belgian law in brief: under what conditions is an electronic signature legally equivalent to a wet ink signature ?
According to the applicable Belgian and EU legislation, only qualified electronic signatures are automatically equivalent to a wet ink signature...
Covid 19 and Belgian Retail - Law passed confirming delay of summer sales
Last month we informed you that two draft laws regarding the postponement of the sales were pending before the Chamber...
Belgian Retail Update - Postponement of the summer sales
Each year, many consumers look forward to the sales period to find great deals. Sales which are strictly regulated by...
Royal Decree number 15: Covid-19 crisis and suspension of execution
On 24 April 2020, the Royal Decree number 15, regarding the temporary suspension in favour of undertakings of executive measures...
Unfair market practices between enterprises
The new rules regarding unfair market practices between enterprises entered into force on 1 September 2019
Abuse of position of Economic Dependence
The new Belgian law governing the abuse of position of economic dependence enters into force 1 June 2020
B2B Contractual Clauses
The final part of the Act entering into force lays down several rules applying to B2B agreements, which is close...