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As IT is at the heart of our clients’ business, we offer legal assistance across a broad spectrum of areas.

Information Technology

In this digital age, change is a given for our clients both in terms of technologies and the laws that govern them. It’s why we provide support to guide them through every legal challenge they face.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of the specialisms we offer our clients from leading businesses to government agencies. By combining our legal expertise and IT knowledge, we provide pragmatic solutions across a broad spectrum of areas from setting up and negotiating contracts to dispute resolution before the courts.

Teamwork with colleagues from other legal areas such as competition, corporate and intellectual property, allows us to provide a coordinated and integrated service. Through the expertise of our IT practice group and our close cooperation with top-tier firms in other jurisdictions around the world, we are able to handle all complex domestic and international IT matters.

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According to some clients, Stibbe is ‘part of the "Champions League" of law firms in Belgium’, not least in IT-related work.

Legal 500 2016, IT and telecoms chapter

With its commitment to offering clients the very best legal service, it is no surprise that Stibbe is repeatedly nominated as the top law firm in Belgium.

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