Ambos NBGO Advocaten is proud that the leading Legal 500 EMEA Ranking has recommended the firm in the following seven categories:

Within Banking, finance and capital markets

Wilfred Goris heads Ambos NBGO’s team, which is ‘responsive, knowledgeable’, ‘hands-on’, and has ‘particular expertise in the technology sector’. David Dessers, who is ‘pragmatic’ and ‘extraordinarily available and responsive’, recently advised MarkaVIP on its $5m Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Lumia Capital. Associate Pieter Capiau is also recommended.

Within Corporate and M&A

Ambos NBGO’s nine-partner team is ‘extremely responsive’ and ‘approachable, efficient and pragmatic’. The ‘very experienced’ David Dessers advises Clear2Pay NV on all its business and legal needs, including having acted on various recent acquisitions. New clients include Omega Pharma Belgium and Thetys Petroleum. Jens Van Hecke shows ‘great legal acumen’, and is recommended along with Kurt Faes, ‘dedicated’ senior associate Anneleen Vander Elstraeten and up-and-coming associate Pieter Capiau.

Within Dispute resolution

Ambos NBGO’s 11-partner practice gives ‘clear and precise advice’, and has ‘demonstrable knowledge’. ‘Efficient’ practice head Ingrid Van Clemen is expert in international trade and transport cases, and the ‘experienced’ Kathleen Paisley focuses on international arbitration. Wilfred Goris is ‘thorough and unflustered’.

Within Intellectual property

Ambos NBGO’s team has ‘a business-centric mindset’ and ‘client-oriented approach’. It advised a number of non-contentious patent matters and is particularly strong in the IT sector. It advised Belgian biotechnology company ThromboGenics on its patent licensing agreement with Alcon for eye drug Ocriplasmin. Practice head Kathleen Paisley is ‘exceptional’ and Bart Vandereeckt ‘goes the extra mile for clients’.

Within Labour and employment

The ‘excellent’ Ambos NBGO mainly advises corporate clients on employment matters. The ‘friendly and knowledgeable’ Carl Bevernage and Johan Kerremans are recommended. Clients include Expedia, Pfizer and Clear2Pay, the latter of which the firm represented in a dismissal case before the Labour Court.

Within Real estate

Ambos NBGO has a substantial real estate practice, with seven partners dedicating significant time to the area. The firm advises Autogrill on all real estate matters in the Benelux region and also acts for public authorities in Council of State proceedings pertaining to administrative decisions regarding land allocation plans, building permits and environmental permits.

Within Shipping and transport

Ambos NBGO provides ‘excellent service and accurate and appropriate advice’. The firm acts for a number of longstanding clients, including the Port Authority of Ghent, handling litigation, contractual matters and general advisory work across all transport sectors with particular strength in shipping. David Dessers and Jens Van Hecke are ‘very good’ and combine ‘in-depth legal experience with good business acumen’. The ‘efficient and reliable Ingrid Van Clemen has broad expertise and ‘a high level of legal knowledge’ in maritime law.


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About Ambos NBGO Advocaten

Ambos NBGO Advocaten is an independent full service law firm with close to 40 lawyers primarily based in Antwerp and Brussels, advising clients on every aspect of business law and offering them "the best of both worlds", i.e.:

• providing top-tier specialized legal services on a par with large international law firms, while at the same time maintaining a hands-on practical approach with senior lawyers actively in charge.
• combining well-regarded senior company advisors with entrepreneurial business driven younger partners and senior associates;
• taking time "off the clock" to understand our clients’ needs but also their background as business/entrepreneur;
• valuing timely and clear communication — we provide clear and concise answers to our clients’ questions on time and within budget.

We handle a wide range of national and cross-border transactions, litigation, arbitration and corporate matters on a daily basis. Our clients comprise large and medium-sized Belgian businesses as well as international companies.

The expertise of Ambos NBGO relates to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance, private equity and venture capital, real estate, intellectual property and information technology, complex commercial matters, arbitration, mediation and litigation, employment, environmental and public law, shipping, transport and logistics. 

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