Herlinde Burez

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Herlinde Burez is a partner of contrast.

Herlinde has experience across the entire practice of contrast and in particular in business law, distribution law and competition law matters.

Her practice currently focuses on business law matters. Herlinde supports clients in shaping commercial relationships (e.g. with distributors and suppliers) to fit their business needs. She also assists clients in the day-to-day management of those relationships, including in relation to the termination of commercial cooperation agreements and related conflict management. Herlinde also has extensive experience in EU and Belgian merger control, and in the coordination of multi-jurisdictional mergers.

Herlinde graduated from the University of Ghent and obtained a DEA in European law at the University of Aix-Marseille III.

Herlinde is admitted to the Brussels bar. She speaks Dutch, French and English.

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23 Apr 2018

Top rankings for contrast

contrast is proud to announce that the contrast Corporate and M&A team continues to be highly recommended by Chambers & Partners Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

The Corporate and M&A team of 12 lawyers, 1 paralegal and support team continues to earn frequent high praise from clients for its approach and quality. Clients praise the team’s extensive knowledge of the M&A landscape as well as its highly respected expertise on competition law elements of transactions such as merger control. Clients emphasize that "they are a very strong team, capable of acting quickly and with high standards. They are really adding material value to a complex process by being flexible and pragmatic, as well as high quality". Others greatly appreciate the team’s dedication to its clients' businesses, adding that "their key strengths are pragmatism and the fact they know the specifications of the Belgian market and have the right contacts with the authorities. They are easy to reach and go the extra mile to get the deal done."

Partners Bart Bellen and Herlinde Burez are both recommended by Legal 500. Bart Bellen is also individually ranked in the Chambers & Partners guide and highly regarded by IFLR 1000. Clients report: "He is determined and considerate. He is good at combining different aspects of a transaction and is able to make a connection between bureaucracy of corporations and the pragmatism of the individual entrepreneur.”

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