In the 2022 edition of Chambers Global, DALDEWOLF earned 4 rankings – 1 firm practice group ranking and 3 individual rankings across all offices.
In the individual rankings, head of litigation practice Marc Dal was ranked among the leading arbitration lawyers in Belgium. Within the Dispute Resolution: Arbitration in Belgium Legal Rankings, Marc is described as being admired for being “excellent in what he does”. Managing Partner and co-head of Corporate and Finance Law team Patrick De Wolf was praised in the category General Business Law – Congo Democratic Republic of Congo for his strong track record in national and international arbitration and a longstanding reputation for his involvement in the DRC. Of Counsel Patrick Van Leynseele is a highly regarded mediator, with sources saying that “every time we need a mediator in a big case with international clients, I would pick Patrick Van Leynseele.”
Our Kinshasa General Business Law team is among the select group of the few firms ranked in this practice area. Chambers Global praises DALDEWOLF for its significant expertise in the DRC, with considerable knowledge of OHADA law. Chambers says that our expertise also extends to project development and financing in the energy and natural resources and infrastructure sectors, adding that the team further possesses experience in corporate transactional matters, drawing on resources from its Brussels office as needed. Kinshasa-based Romain Battajon is a key contact at the firm and mentioned by Chambers Global as Notable practitioners.
The Chambers Global rankings, based on interviews with lawyers and clients, look at a broad range of qualities, including legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment to the client, to provide an independent assessment of counsel throughout the world.
DALDEWOLF is a business law firm founded in 1958, that has constantly strived to stay in tune with the changing world and the necessarily changing needs of its clients. Our teams handle some of the most complex and demanding transactions in Belgium, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (we have an office in Kinshasa since 2018) and around the world.
DALDEWOLF enjoys a significant experience in terms of managing disputes among shareholders/partners or involving company managers and, more generally, of litigation, arbitration, and mediation in the corporate area.
DALDEWOLF has a strong reputation to defend the interest of family-owned business in all industry sectors, including food & beverage, mining and quarrying, biotech, and real-estate.