The Kingdom of Belgium is a Northwestern Europe country of 30,528 sqkm-wide. It is one of the smallest and most densely populated European countries, with 11.289.900 inhabitants in 2016.
Belgium borders the Netherlands to the North, Germany and Luxembourg to the East, France to the South and South West, and the North Sea to the North West. It is the world’s 25th leading power with a 383,8 million euros GDP in 2016.
Belgium’s main economic sectors are: engineering, metal industry, motor vehicle assembly, food & beverage processing and petro chemistry.
Belgium has successfully taken advantage of its geographic position to become the European political center. This well-developed country continues to attract investors, especially since Belgium has already showed its adaptability skills.
Belgium’s principal trade partners are the member countries of the EU, particularly Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Belgium is France’s 2nd client but also its 3rd supplier.
For more than a decade, France has been the first country in Europe receiving Belgian investments. In 2014, it welcomed 47% of Belgian outbound investments. The same year, Belgian companies ranked 4th among European investors in France with 55 investment projects and 1,435 jobs created or maintained.
In this context, Simon Associés entered into a strategic alliance agreement with DBB, headquartered in Brussels.
For thirty years, DBB’s multilingual staff of legal professionals has been representing clients before Courts and Tribunals, has brought practical answers to questions concerning litigation, arbitration and mediation. Regarding international projects, DBB advises clients with the assistance of international correspondent offices (it has offices in Soignies and Mons, Belgium).
DBB teams strive to offer dedicated, quality services and customized legal advice to each client’s needs, providing its expertise in a number of key sectors: Employment and social security, Corporate, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Life science, Private clients, Public and administrative law, Real estate, Commercial law.
DBB ranked "Recommanded" both in “Antitrust / Merger Control”, and in “Mergers and Acquisitions” in Leaders League, in 2017.