DALDEWOLF grows with five new hires

DALDEWOLF, a leading independent business law firm with offices in Brussels and Kinshasa, reinforces its Brussels office with hiring of four lawyers and a Chief Impact Officer.

DALDEWOLF today announces the appointment of

  • Robert de Baerdemaeker and Hilde Smout as, respectively, Of Counsel and Counsel in its Social Law team in Belgium (more details will follow soon about this exciting news):
    • Robert has developed a deep and recognized expertise in employment law, criminal employment law, social security law and financial criminal law;
    • Hilde is highly regarded by her clients and colleagues for the comprehensive legal services she provides in social law;
  • Quentin Van den Eynde as new Counsel in its Arbitration, Complex Litigation and Mediation team in Belgium and the firm’s US Desk;
  • Alexander Vandendries as new Associate in its Tax Law team in Belgium.

DALDEWOLF also today announces the appointment of Mathieu Maes as the firm’s first Chief Impact Officer. He joins from the International Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (ICC Belgium), where he was Secretary General. At DALDEWOLF, Mathieu will oversee strategy and development functions across the offices, helping to align decision-making to purpose and to consider the impact of practices on the business of the clients.

The arrival of Hilde, Robert, Quentin and Alexander to DALDEWOLF is great news to support the growth of our firm and we look forward to working together with each and all of them”, said Patrick De Wolf, Managing Partner of DALDEWOLF. “Our firm is committed to change and positive impact. Today marks an exciting phase as well in DALDEWOLF’s development, with the ambition that Mathieu helps to accompany the challenge faced by lawyers to integrate the litigation and policy dimensions of corporate responsibility more securely. Both for the firm and for the clients, it is worth asking whether we can improve the net result of environmental and social performance.