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Joris De Vos


Joris de Vos focuses on litigation, restructuring and insolvency law. He is a partner in the Restructuring department with deep knowledge in restructuring, disputes and dispute settlement.

Joris is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in construction, rental, liability, insolvency, corporate, criminal, post-acquisition and commercial litigation before civil courts, criminal courts and arbitral tribunals. He provides advice to authorities, national and multinational companies on insolvency law, construction law, real estate law, company law, ADR, criminal law and liability law.

He has written several articles on these topics and is a regular guest speaker at seminars.

Professional QualificationsAdvocaat registered with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel


  • Advising and supporting financial institutions during restructurings; acting as liquidator of several funds and portfolios.
  • Advising and supporting companies during restructurings ranging from liquidation, judicial or extrajudicial reorganisation to company law reorganisation (merger, demerger, transfer); elaborating and negotiating credit restructuring for companies and lenders, providing advice on the consequences of restructuring for the contracting parties; providing bankruptcy support; providing advice on liability and liability prevention.
  • Bringing procedures before civil courts, criminal courts or arbitral tribunals on insolvency matters, company law matters, conflicts between shareholders, liability issues, joint-ventures or cooperation agreements, temporary groupings.
  • Providing advice on alternative dispute settlement, contract drafting, contractual litigation procedures.
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • ULB, Additional masters in Economic Law, 1995-97
  • Ghent University, Masters in Law, 1991-95


  • Restructuring & Insolvency ranked Tier 1 in Begium (Legal 500, EMEA 2020-19)
  • Fraud & White collar-crime ranked in Tier 1, Belgium (Legal 500, EMEA, 2019)


  • "Ondernemingscontracten en geschillenbeslechting" (Company contracts and dispute settlement) in Verslagboek Ondernemingscontracten (Record books Company contracts), Larcier, Brussels, 2012, 611
  • "De dading als middel van beëindiging of voorkoming van vennootschapsconflicten" (Settlement as a means to end or prevent company conflicts) in Omgaan met conflicten in vennootschappen (Dealing with conflict in companies), Intersentia, Antwerp, 2009, 259
  • "De voorzetting van de overeenkomsten door de curator: Het Cassatiearrest van 24 juni 2004” (Continuation of contracts by the insolvency administrator: Supreme Court Ruling dated 24 June 2004) in Curatoren en vereffenaars: actuele ontwikkelingen (Insolvency administrators and liquidators: current developments), Intersentia, Antwerp, 2006, 625


  • Various seminars for Kluwer Opleidingen NV
  • Introduction to the Act on Continuity of Companies
  • Act on Continuity of Companies- position of creditors
  • Act on Continuity of Companies- 1,5 years case-law
  • Various seminars for Confocus BVBA
  • Liquidation of a company outside bankruptcy
  • Transfer of companies in difficulty
  • Guest speaker at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Economic Law

Prior Experience

  • 2002 to date, Partner, DLA Piper
  • 1998 to 2002, a Belgian law firm
  • 1997 to 1998, a Belgian law firm

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member of the Brussels Bar