Linklaters ups Belgium presence with De Bandt merger

De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, the Belgian law firm, and Linklaters, one of the world’s leading law firms, have announced their agreement in principle to merge. De Brandt’s experience in the Belgian and Luxembourg markets adds to Linklaters corporate finance coverage.

Jean-Pierre Blumberg will be the new managing partner of Linklaters De Bandt in Belgium and Linklaters Loesch in Luxembourg.

De Bandt has offices in Antwerp, Brussels and Luxembourg. The firm was established in 1969 and has 421 staff members.