A view on the world

From our bases in Turnhout and Antwerp, we also turn our gaze over the national borders. In the first place to the dynamic, economic regions that we are part of and which encourage international cooperation: the ELAt, Brainport, the Euregio Maas-Rijn, and the Benelux mid area. We believe in the potential of these regions and stand in the front row to contribute to their development. Cooperation across borders leads to creativity and innovation.

But our view also reaches farther. We are an established contact for enterprises acting globally. In specific matters, such as insurance and liability, we have a strong, international reputation. We are increasingly involved in cross-border transactions, litigation and arbitration, in which we represent both Belgian and foreign clients.

Schuermans advocaten cherishes this international dimension:

  • Schuermans advocaten is a member of various international networks and has privileged relations with quality offices abroad, among others: Wijn & Stael (Utrecht), Stadermann Luiten (Rotterdam), Dirkzwager (Arnhem/Nijmegen), Molitor (Luxembourg), Fabre Gueugnot (Paris), Kennedys (Londen);
     
  • Several international publications recommend our firm: Martindale, A.M. Best Company, Lawyer Monthly;
     
  • Schuermans advocaten is a founding member of the Belgian-Dutch Insurance Society;
     
  • Our lawyers assist clients in Dutch, French, English and German;
     
  • Most of our lawyers received education abroad;
     
  • Three of our lawyers obtained a ‘master of laws’ from the prestigious American law schools Harvard and Duke; 
     
  • Jean-Luc Schuermans is member of the New York Bar.

Belgium: gateway to the world

As home to the main European institutions, Belgium is the gateway to 500 million consumers. Belgium holds the 2nd place on the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Attraction Index (UNCTAD-2012), the 5th place in Europe for attracting foreign investment (E&Y-2013) and the 13th place in the world for import and export (Eurostat).