We are proud to announce our latest firm of the month, VDE Legal, Brussels, Belgium!
VDE LEGAL is a law firm that guarantees their clients high-quality legal services, by offering them the services of specialised lawyers, with genuine expertise.
Their clients include SMEs, large companies, multinational corporations, public sector institutions and legal entities and individuals. VDE LEGAL gives top priority to maintaining the quality of their client relationships.

The availability and dynamism of VDE LEGAL’s lawyers, together with their legal skills in many economic areas, ensure that their clients, both in terms of consulting and litigation, are presented with the most appropriate legal solutions for their needs and which take into account the very latest legal developments. Their emphasis on teamwork also provides clients with comprehensive service and a genuine multidisciplinary approach to cases.
In accordance with their professional code of conduct, clear information on the terms governing their work and the fees they charge are provided with maximum transparency.
VDE LEGAL has five offices in Belgium. This enables them to provide all their clients with local service, regardless of whether they are based in Brussels, Flanders or Wallonia.
VDE Legal is about to merge with another Brussels law firm named ‘Lepaffe and partners’ (a firm existing for more than 40 years at the Brussels Bar). The merged firm will continue under the name VDE legal as from the first of June 2019.
With this merger VDE Legal enhances its competences especially in the fields of public procurement (Belgian, European and international), real estate and construction law, energy law (gas, cold and heat distribution, electricity, renewable energy) and in commercial law.
Johan Vanden Eynde
Telephone: +32 (2) 290.04.00
Practice Groups: Commercial and corporate law (mergers, acquisitions, MBOs, LBOs, tax, insolvency, restructuring, share ownership management, estate planning)
Bart Van Hyfte
Telephone: +32 (2) 290.04.00
Practice Groups: Public law, real estate law and financial law
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.