Honorary lawyers

Mr. Willy Van Landuyt

Willy Van Landuyt received his doctorate in law and his notaryship degree from the K.U. Leuven in 1957. He was a member of the Brussels bar from 1957 to the end of 2002. He has been an honorary lawyer since 2003. Willy Van Landuyt was one of the co-founders of the association and one of its driving forces. After 45 years before the bench he has decided to give up his activities. Most of this clients have stayed with the firm.

The partners thank Willy Van Landuyt for his many years of hard work which most certainly have contributed to the growth and the success of the association.

Mr. Luc Deleu

Although his main interest goes to anything to do with commercial law in the broadest sense of the word, he is known to the public for a number of spectacular criminal cases, media cases and cases relating to show business or sports.

He was Chairman of the European Law Firm for three years and a member of the Board of Directors of this international organisation for another three years.

Received his doctorate in law from the K.U.Leuven in 1969. Has been a member of the Brussels bar since 1969.

Mr. Geert De Cuyper

Mr. Luc Laporte

Since his first year as a trainee, Mr Laporte’s main interest has been liability law and traffic law.

He has practically exclusively practised these branches of law since 1976. Since 1975 he has been a member of the Flemish Association of Attorneys. He has been elected as board member, Second Vice-chairman, Vice-chairman and Chairman of the Flemish Association of Attorneys (1988 – 1989). As a board member of the Flemish Association of Attorneys, he was also elected as section chief of the Bureau van Consultatie en Verdediging (Bureau of Consultation and Defence). He was also a member of the Council of the Bar Association and Secretary of the Dean of the national bar association. He has represented both the Flemish Association of Attorneys and the Council of the Bar Association on many occasions, both in Belgium and abroad.

Received his law degree from the K.U.Leuven in 1975. Has been a member of the Brussels bar since 1975.

Mr. Christine Van De Velde

During her first years as a lawyer she was trained in a typical ‘traffic and insurance law’ firm. Since that time Mrs Van De Velde has greatly expanded her knowledge of traffic and insurance law. She has also specialised in medical liability, chiefly to defend victims of medical errors. The liability of doctors and hospitals has been a talking point for several years and more than ever now aggrieved parties seek legal assistance to get suitable compensation for the violation of their physical integrity.

She makes her know-how and experience available to patients who are looking for justice. During the 1990-1991 judicial year, she was Chairperson of the Flemish Association of Attorneys in Brussels in its centenary year. From 1991 to 1994, she was a member of the Council of the Brussels Bar Association , chairperson of the commissie ereloongeschillen en arbitrages (fee dispute and arbitration commission).

Received her law degree from the VUB in 1975. Has been a member of the Brussels bar since 1975.