De Wolf & Partners reinforces the basis of its Belgium - Africa - China golden triangle
1st April 2011
1 April, 2011 De Wolf & Partners continues its development with the arrival of two new partners with notably a unique experience in Central Africa.
The De Wolf & Partners law firm announces the arrival of Mr Francis Goffin and Mr Herman Lemaire in its midst as from today. These arrivals follow the joining up of Mr Yves Tavernier on March 1st. Pursuing its development, De Wolf & Partners should count 75 lawyers within 18 months.
Francis Goffin is member of the French speaking Brussels Bar and is more specifically specialised in corporate and retail matters. Herman Lemaire, who is also a member of the French speaking Brussels Bar, is active in domains as varied as steel, banking and transportation. Their experience of Central Africa adds on to the already recognised expertise of De Wolf & Partners on the African continent. The cooperation with Mr Lubala’ law firm (Kinshasa) will be maintained in this respect.
These arrivals fit into the firm’s development strategy towards a global and high level service proposition says Patrick De Wolf. The firm distinguishes itself by proposing a global assortment of services within a market characterised by increasing specialisation. The firm’s activity hub remains Belgian (85% of business volume) and provides its clients with the opportunity to benefit from the same service proposal in Belgium and Luxembourg, Shanghai in China and in certain African states.
De Wolf & Partners is a law firm with two offices in Belgium (Brussels and Kortrijk), in Luxembourg, as well as in China (Shanghai) and has strong cooperation links with Africa (Kinshasa, Bujumbura, Kigali). The entirety of these offices presents a global service proposal (counsel, litigation, transaction) in all branches of business law. De Wolf & Partners is also member of « The Osborne Clarke Alliance », a pan-European network comprising 7 law firms.