Gaining a firm foothold

Just before the end of 2018, McGuireWoods Brussels joined AKD’s EU team in Brussels. The purpose of this expansion is to offer more perspectives to clients within and outside of the Benelux, and to gain a firm foothold in Belgium.


Some time has passed now, and our Brussels practice has developed since: our EU section is growing and we have already expanded our capacity in the field of Belgian law. We’ve moved from Louizalaan to the refurbished office in Koloniënstraat, right next to the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula.


The addition of the Belgian practice to AKD’s existing EU team in Brussels means that we now not only offer services in the fields of EU, competition and procurement law, but also advise our clients under Belgian law. We can now justifiably say that we’re a true full-service Benelux law firm. Not only are we physically present in all three Benelux countries: we now advise our clients and potential clients Benelux-wide on tax and legal issues. Apparently that was needed: we can already see a clear increase in international work and integrated cooperation within the Benelux.


We now have a team of 26 at AKD’s Brussels office, and our ambition is to keep growing and to add new fields of law.

Time for an impression of our refurbished Brussels office!


Timothy Speelman

Head of office Brussels