Specialized lawyers

Our lawyers are all specialized in several legal areas, as set out in the following list:

Companies | Business Law | Banking Law & Securities | Human Resources | Taxation

Intellectual Property | Data and Consumer protection | White-Collar Crime | Real Estate

Insolvency & Attachment | Aviation and Traffic law | Private and Family Life

Socially responsible

Miles is amid the interesting ecological and societal changes and challenges.

And committed for a sustainable world

Who effectively do what they have promised to do

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Miles Legal : A Step Ahead

Specialists

Our lawyers all specialize in specific legal areas that they teach or in which they publish. They are constantly updating their knowledge. This perfect management of these specific legal areas goes together with a profound knowledge of the environment and practical needs of our clients.

Responsibility

The interesting ecological and societal changes and challenges means a lot to Miles. Economic actors as well as other actors of our society are responsible for the environment. The lawyers of Miles take Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously. Therefore, we are committed to the goals of sustainable development (SDG).

Committed to a sustainable world

Miles does effectively what they have promised to do. Miles has abolished the use of paper, has an ambitious eco-dynamic policy and operates in a participatory and transparent manner. Miles graciously supports projects that are in line with its values and pursues ongoing reflection to improve the sustainability of its services.

Discover our CSR charter

A sustainable legal approach

To prevent - To audit - To be advised in due time - To comply.

ADR [collaborative negotiation, arbitration, mediation and conciliation] - Balanced settlements.

Adopt codes of conduct within the framework of CSR and the implementation of sustainable development objectives.

Direct access to the lawyer - Free participating to Miles' seminars

Expertise

Companies

Creation - Merger / Acquisition [Audit, agreements...] - Liquidation – Follow-up [General Meeting, Board of Directors] - Shareholders [entries, exits, pacts, conflicts...] - Start-ups - Financial plans - Financing - Companies in difficulty [Bankruptcy, judicial reorganization].

Business law

Contracts [services, joint ventures, distribution, commercial representation...] - General terms and conditions - Business and goodwill [audit, cession...] - Business guarantees - Competition - Market practices [advertising, unfair competitive practices, lay off...] - b2b and b2c - Commercial litigation - National and international debt recovery.

Banking law and securities

Payment and credit services - Mortgage credit - Consumer credit - Corporeal securities [mortgage, pledge] - Personal securities [collateral].

Human Resources

Employment contract [hiring, contract, dismissal] – Employment regulations [Duration, remuneration, discrimination, welfare, harassment, ...] - Restructuring - Transfer of enterprises - Collective employment law [social elections, company’s collective agreements, strikes, ...] - Accidents at work - Business immigration. 

Taxation

Corporate taxes - Personal taxes – V.A.T. - Registration duties - Inheritance tax – Tax planning - Relations with the administration - Rulings - Tax audits - Disputes - International taxation - Customs - Excise tax.

Intellectual property law

Copyrights - Trademarks - Patents - Domain names - Company names - Availability check - Deposits and management - Business confidentiality - Drafting of conventions - Transfer of rights.

Data and consumer protection

GDPR - Compliance - Drafting of internal regulations - Legal notices - Consumer protection - Sale, purchase and delivery of goods - Warranty - Scam - Travel - Assistance in handling complaints - Class actions.

Lawyer : Emma F. Omrani

Transport law

Passengers transport - Freight transport - Travel contract - Road transport - Transport insurance - New modes of transportation.

Lawyer : Sarah Botticelli

White-collar crime

Preventing and Defending accused persons or victims - Criminal liability of legal persons - Controls, inspections, investigations - Forgery - Tax forgery - Abuse of company assets - Breaches concerning companies - Tax fraud - Customs fraude - Money laundering - Confiscation - Labour criminal law - Accidents at work.

Real estate

Purchase - Sale - Co-ownership – Common property - Commercial leases - Brewery leases - Rent leases - Construction - Real estate development - Building permits - Construction litigation - Neighbourhood disturbances - Real estate expertises.

Insolvency law and attachment

Bankruptcy - Judicial reorganisation - European order for payment procedure - European small claims procedure - National and international attachment proceedings.

Insurance law and liability

Non-marine insurance contract - Indemnity insurance - Personal insurance - Accidents at work insurance - Liability litigation - Expertise - Arbitration - Damage assessment.

Medical law

Insurance law – Health law - Civil and criminal medical liability – Health care innovation law.

Private and family life

Marriage - Legal cohabitation – Marriage contracts - Separation - Divorce - Children - Adoption - Alimony - Estate planning - Liquidation and division - Estate disputes – Liability - Neighborhood nuisance.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Negotiation - Mediation - Collaborative Law - Arbitration.

Professional conduct and disciplinary law

Rules of pofessional conduct - Disciplinary proceedings.

Lawyers

Christine De Ridder

Sarah Botticelli

Bart Cools

Michael Tanghe

Emma F. Omrani

Philip Van Doorn

Helena De Backer

Aurélie Blaffart

Roel Anciaux

Marijke Van Reybrouck

Dominique Janssen

Luc Godin

Alex Tallon

Thierry Hankard

Geneviève Gieseler

Vincent Noelmans

Alain Vandemeulebroeke

Fees

Transparency

The fees are the result of a discussion followed by an agreement prior to the performance of any services. 

No internal costs (scanning, printing, invoicing, dispatch of non-registered mail,...) are charged*. 

In application of its CSR charter, Miles is committed to controlling its costs by avoiding the waste of consumable goods, drastically limiting printing costs and making optimal use of energy and premises.

*Some Miles Network members apply special rules in this area, which they communicate in advance.

Precision and regularity

We encode our services by 6 minutes, the lawyer of the service is always mentioned and the description of the task is specified. The details of this encoding are attached to the invoice.

The invoicing takes place monthly, so that the status of the services can be checked transparently.

Specific provisions

In the context of specific agreements, subscription formulas or lump sum formulas can be considered. 

In the event of a favourable result, a success fee may be claimed.

 

 

Our international activities

We develop our international activities through three channels :

Our membership of an international alliance of law firms

Our activities in international professional associations

The development of Brussels Desks hosting foreign law firms.

This solution allows these firms, some of which practice European law, to benefit from a reception infrastructure in the heart of the Capital of Europe and, if necessary, to benefit from quality support in Belgian national law.

Fabrique's Brussels desk by Miles By Miles

The Brussels desk of Fabrique is responsible for the European aspects of the activities of
Fabrique's Italian and international clients. Fabrique also wishes to entrust the firm Miles
with requests concerning the application of Belgian law.

Via this link, you will find a more detailed presentation of Fabrique and its members. fabrique.legal

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Sablon access : Metro Louise [lines 2,6] | Tram : 92,93 | Bus : 27,33,95 | Railway : Brussels Chapelle, Brussels Centrale

Uccle access : Tram : 92,97 | Bus : 60,37 | Railway : Uccle St Job

You can park your bicycle in one of our garages. Please notify us by e-mail and call the firm's phone number when you arrive.

Join Miles

Miles Legal offers a pleasant, stimulating and particularly flexible working environment that allows you to combine your private and professional life.

As part of an ambitious sustainability policy, Miles Legal has eliminated the use of paper wherever possible and operates in a paperless, participative and transparent way.

The firm has also adopted a charter based on the principles of corporate social responsibility. In this context, the firm does not content itself with mere words, but provides active support to a number of projects, particularly in the areas of social transition and culture.

Ongoing training and contact with clients are encouraged, with the emphasis on long-term collaboration. The principle of equal visibility for all the firm's lawyers is implemented as widely as possible.

The organisation of public and in-house events tends to reinforce the empathy and conviviality that we wish to foster within the firm.

When recruiting, we take into account the following criteria in particular:

  • knowledge of languages
  • academic results
  • previous experience;
  • attention to detail and love of a job well done;
  • team spirit
  • initiative;
  • empathy and friendliness.

Would you like to join us on this exciting adventure? Don't hesitate to send us your curriculum vitae and a covering letter: info@mileslegal.eu

Our international alliance

The firm is a member of ABL (Alliance of Business Lawyers), a dynamic and worldwide network of business law firms. This international association assembles more than 900 lawyers established in 56 medium-sized law firms located in 34 different countries in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

All ABL member firms are recognized law firms in their jurisdiction.

With our colleagues of ABL we leave no stone unturned looking for the most effective legal solution for any cross-border transaction and litigation in matters such as tax law, intellectual property law, labour law and all other aspects of business law.

Our international relations through international professional networks

Alex Tallon is in charge of our international relationships and builds thus up contacts through his memberships of the IBA (International Bar Association), UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats), EAL (European association of Lawyers) and LIDC (Ligue Internationale du Droit de la Concurrence), as well as being a member of the CCBE delegation (this is the Council of European Bars). He is also a member of the IAE (International Advisory Experts), an international network of legal experts.