Our work

Where strength meets depth

Renowned as the administrative hub of the EU, Belgium is a significant global economic centre and a strategic location for the firm. Established in Brussels and Antwerp for many years, Linklaters Belgium is a market leader, combining considerable local insight and expertise in the Belgian market with global capability.

Our clients include leading domestic and global players in key sectors, from private and public corporations to banks, financial institutions and government organisations. We cover the full range of advisory and transactional expertise, with a particular focus on Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Tax, Competition/Antitrust Law, Finance, Real Estate, Litigation and Arbitration.

With offices in 29 cities around the world, Linklaters offers expert legal services across a wide range of jurisdictions. But rather than specialise in just one area, we’re proud to have leading practices across the board, in Corporate, Finance, and Dispute Resolution. And in practice, they frequently work together to advise clients.

We give clients confidence that their needs will be met in every area. But at the same time, our approach isn't fixed. We adapt to anticipate the changing requirements of work, markets and the regulatory landscape.

As a Linklaters colleague, our breadth of expertise means that, wherever you focus, you’ll be involved in the very best work, and benefit from continuous, tailored training from experienced, exceptional lawyers.


Advising on pioneering deals, our Corporate division is recognised as a world leader in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. Corporate is also home to global teams specialising in market-leading antitrust/competition, employment, pensions and incentives, tax and technology, media and telecommunications. We help companies resolve some of the most taxing issues facing modern business.

Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group

Competition & antitrust work across Europe (with Brussels playing a key role), the US, and Asia to assist clients on deals and investigations, and to help them follow compliance.

Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Covers the full range of M&A work, including public takeovers, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional deals, joint ventures, disposals and IPOs.


Guides clients through major corporate restructurings, mass dismissal projects, cutting-edge individual employment matters, and more.


Covers transactional practices including, among others, domestic and cross-border M&A, tax advisory, tax and VAT litigation and criminal tax litigation.

TMT & IP (Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Intellectual Property)

Covers the full range of technology, media and telecoms work, addressing regulatory and contractual issues, and assisting clients on key transactions. The practice also has vast experience of patents, trademarks, software and copyright law, and unfair market practice.

Dispute Resolution

Our clients face some of the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration. The Disputes division is here to guide them. We advise on the contentious aspects of corporate and finance transactions, and on major government and regulatory investigations.

Globally, we have a reputation for major wins, and for an integrated, multi-jurisdictional team. And, considering the increasingly global nature of disputes, collaboration has never been more essential.


Our Finance division leads the world’s strongest financial institutions practice. We advise companies, banks, funds and governments on their funding, hedging and investment activities. We lead many of the world's most important energy and infrastructure initiatives. Innovation is at the heart of our work. And the practices also work closely with our leading Real Estate team. Here, experts act for major international real estate companies, investors and occupiers on complex, high-profile transactions.

Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Regulation

Covers both transactional and regulatory expertise, and brings a vast experience of combined bank-bond financing and refinancing. Advises clients on everything from becoming authorised to conducting regulated activities in the financial markets, to dealing with enforcement investigations and disciplinary action from regulators.

Real Estate

Includes specialists in: real estate M&A, investment and development, finance, projects and project finance, tax, real estate funds, capital markets derivatives and structured finance, real estate disputes, construction, environment, planning/zoning and energy.

Business Teams

Our Business Teams are at the forefront of the firm. We work closely with senior lawyers in the business, as part of a united team serving clients. We share knowledge and support with colleagues around the world. And we tackle complex global projects, to the highest standard, just as our lawyers do.

Because we welcome different backgrounds, experiences and ideas, legal sector experience is not a pre-requisite to join the team. Attitude and ability matter most, so we're committed to providing our talented team with world-class development and training. Our scope, too, is wide-ranging. Global opportunities are available in Business Development and Marketing, Knowledge and Learning, EU Law and Policy, Human Resources, Finance and Business Management, Technology (IT), Legal Secretaries and Operations.