Jo Willems

Counsel

at Lydian

Belgium

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Commercial/Insurance & Litigation specialistI am a specialist in preventing and resolving commercial disputes, by drafting effective agreements or enforcing those agreements by litigation. I have a particular focus on: dispute resolution drafting (inter)national commercial contracts corporate/insurance litigation  I have extensive experience of acting for clients in strategically important disputes in matters of distribution, product liability, consumer protection and professional indemnity. Background I graduated in 2004 with a law degree from the KU Leuven. In 2005, I obtained a DES degree in economic law from the University of Brussels (ULB) and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in the same year. I am now a member of both the Brussels Bar and the Hasselt Bar, admitted to plead cases before all Belgian courts. Publications and speaking engagementsI have published several articles and regularly speaks at internal and external seminars on topics such as shareholders disputes, director’s liability, international contract management, protection of knowhow and tradesecrets and distribution law. Recent distinctions Chambers Europe 2019 – an Associate to Watch, Dispute ResolutionLegal 500 EMEA 2019 – recommended, Insurance: “highly regarded”

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Lydian is a full-service Belgian business law firm with an Anglo-Saxon approach to practising law. Through a fine blend of transactional law expertise and litigation skills, we deliver straight to-the-point solutions that add true value. 

We listen to what is important and provide practical and personalised advice in a constantly changing world. That requires fresh thinking and tech savviness combined with proven experience. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. We think client-focused, act fast and speak frankly in a language that you understand. We make sense, not nonsense. Expect accessible personalities, open minds and a pragmatic bullet point approach.

From our offices in Brussels, Antwerp and Hasselt, we work as an extension of your team. Our lawyers cherish a close client-lawyer relationship, while their sophisticated approach outperforms the service of many competitors. Lydian believes in integrity, authenticity and consistency.

Our mission is to find solutions through excellent legal insight and strong business instinct. That is how we exceed expectations, deliver consistent results and forge long-term relationships with industry leaders.

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