NautaDutilh has appointed Maxime Vanderstraeten as counsel, effective 4 January 2021, thereby strengthening its Public & Regulatory practice in Brussels.
Maxime is a public and administrative law specialist whose practice mainly focuses on public contracts, including public procurement, concessions and public real estate transactions. He advises and represents both contracting authorities and domestic and international companies.
Maxime has particular expertise in the area of public contracts involving European institutions and agencies, mainly in the context of litigation before the EU courts in Luxembourg. He also regularly argues cases before Belgium's highest administrative court, the Council of State, as well as the Constitutional Court and the lower courts and tribunals. In addition, he has experience in gambling litigation.
Maxime is not a new face at NautaDutilh as he was a member of the firm's Public & Regulatory practice from 2011 to 2016, first as a trainee and then as an associate. The practice has grown substantially in the past two years with the arrival of Jens Mosselmans and other hires.
"I am delighted that Maxime has decided to join NautaDutilh. He is known to the market as a talented, down-to-earth lawyer, who has an exceptional eye for what clients need. His arrival lays another cornerstone in the development of our practice, which has grown steadily over the past two years thanks to talented colleagues of whom I am truly proud. Maxime's arrival also means that our clients have a perfectly bilingual team at their disposal, able to answer the most challenging questions in a wide variety of fields relating to all three Belgian regions," says Jens Mosselmans, head of the Public & Regulatory practice at NautaDutilh Brussels.