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Legal 500 EMEA Recommends Crowell & Moring in 11 Practice Areas and Recognizes 13 Lawyers

Brussels – April 27, 2020: The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2020 edition has recognized 11 practice areas and 13 lawyers in Crowell & Moring’s Brussels office. The firm is recognized as “top tier” in three categories. Thomas De Meese and Kristof Roox, co-managing partners of the Brussels office, are listed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for “continued excellence in client service.”

The 2020 Legal 500 EMEA ranks the following Crowell & Moring practice areas:

  • Healthcare and Life Sciences: (Tier 1): partner Kristof Roox; senior counsel Gunther Meyer; counsel Jurgen Figys, counsel Evelina Roegiers
  • Media and Entertainment: (Tier 1): partner Thomas De Meese; partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans
  • Intellectual Property: (Tier 1): partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans; partner Kristof Roox; senior counsel Gunther Meyer
  • Pharma, Medical Devices and Biotech: (Tier 2): partner Kristof Roox
  • Privacy and Data Protection: (Tier 2): partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; partner Maarten Stassen; partner Frederik Van Remoortel;
  • Competition Belgian Law: (Tier 3): partner Thomas De Meese; senior counsel Jules Stuyck; counsel Karl Stas
  • Dispute Resolution: (Tier 3): partner Thomas De Meese; partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; partner Kristof Roox; partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans
  • IT and Telecoms: (Tier 3): partner Thomas De Meese; partner Maarten Stassen; partner Jan-Diederik Lindemans
  • Employment: (Tier 4): partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; partner Frederik Van Remoortel; counsel Evelien Jamaels
  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A: (Tier 5): partner Emmanuel Plasschaert; partner Frederik Van Remoortel
  • Competition EU and Global: (Tier 5): partner Sean-Paul Brankin; partner Thomas De Meese; senior counsel Jules Stuyck; counsel Karl Stas

In addition, six lawyers have been named in seven practice areas to Legal 500 EMEA’s elite “Leading Individuals,” “Next Generation Partners,” and “Rising Stars” lists:

  • Thomas De Meese (Leading Individual): Media and Entertainment; Privacy and Data Protection; IT and Telecoms
  • Kristof Roox (Leading Individual): Healthcare and Life Sciences; Intellectual Property; Pharma, Medical Devices and Biotech
  • Maarten Stassen (Next Generation Partners): Privacy and Data Protection
  • Jurgen Figys (Rising Star): Healthcare and Life Sciences;
  • Evelina Roegiers (Rising Star): Healthcare and Life Sciences;
  • Evelien Jamaels (Rising Star): Employment

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Andrew Loeb
Communications Specialist