Karel De Smet focuses on corporate and commercial dispute resolution and litigation. His practice has a broad reach, covering complex contractual disputes, contentious M&A, competition litigation, professional negligence and enforcement disputes.
Additionally, Karel has a particular interest and experience in fraud matters and criminal litigation. He acts principally for financial institutions and international companies. Cases he works on often have multi-jurisdictional aspects, and are regularly high-stakes or media sensitive.
He graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2012. Karel was admitted to the Brussels bar in that same year. He joined NautaDutilh in 2015.