Philippe & Partners

What motivates us?

We are convinced that priority must be given to innovation as a source of progress.

Our action is therefore guided by a core value, a value reflecting a lawyer’s social role: the success of your projects.

How do we work?

Above all, we seek to understand you and your business.

This is why we do not see a lawyer’s role solely as describing legal rules, but much more as coming up with pragmatic yet legally sound solutions tailored to ensure the successful realisation of your projects. As many of us have worked within your companies (outsourcing/outplacement), we understand “how you tick”.

Anticipating legal developments helps ensure the long-term accuracy of legal solutions. This is the reason why our firm is made up of specialised lawyers. It has very close links with the academic world, and a number of our lawyers take on teaching assignments in the main Belgian universities and certain European ones.

Our firm has branches in several countries and our lawyers are multilingual. We have also developed, over time, privileged partnerships with international lawyer networks sharing our humanist values, allowing us to support your projects throughout the world.

Our firm is completely independent, has a human size and is guided by an irreproachable professional ethic.

Attentive to the sound financial management of our firm, we offer particularly attractive fees.

Awards & rankings

  • Philippe & Partners is recommended by Legal 500:

    Top-tier firm in the insurance practice (2019) :
    “’True specialists in the insurance field’, Philippe & Partners provides a ‘responsive and pragmatic’ service to many leading insurance companies, which are appreciative of the firm’s ‘ability to provide effective updates on forthcoming regulatory changes’.

    Philippe & Partners has ‘an excellent integrated practice in the insurance sector, both in Belgium and Luxembourg’, and it generates mandates from insurance companies, brokers, professional associations and wealth planners. Its team leverages its ‘very extensive knowledge of insurance regulations’ to assist clients with their most significant and challenging legal issues. Recent work includes advising clients on the implementation of the Insurance Distribution Directive, Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation and General Data Protection Regulation.”

    Recommended firm in dispute resolution (2019)

    “Philippe & Partners has ‘excellent knowledge of the insurance industry’ and has been particularly active advising clients on compliance with recent European legislation, including the Insurance Distribution Directive. Marc Gouden has ‘an ability to think outside the box’ and particular expertise advising on life insurance products.” (2018)

    “‘Real experts in the area’, Philippe & Partners provides ‘excellent business knowledge’ in the insurance sector to local and international market participants across a broad spectrum of issues relating to product development, operational concerns and litigation. Team head Marc Gouden (who is ‘responsive and to the point’) has particular expertise advising on life insurance products.” (2017)

    “Philippe & Partners advises local and multinational clients on contentious and non-contentious banking matters. Denis Philippe heads the practice” (2013)

    “Philippe & Partners handles contentious and non-contentious banking and finance instructions, and is noted for its substantial business acumen and sector knowledge. The reliable Pierre Moreau has ‘an eye for detail’ (…). The firm also has a strong insurance and liabilities practice fronted by Marc Gouden ” (2012).

  • Les « Trophées du Droit » visent à récompenser, une fois par an, les praticiens français les plus reconnus du droit des affaires, après consultation et délibération d’un jury spécialisé par discipline et composé de professionnels.
    Philippe & Partners a reçu le trophée d’argent lors de l’édition 2020, dans la catégorie « meilleurs cabinets internationaux » pour la Belgique.

    De “Trophées du Droit” hebben tot doel, een keer per jaar, de meest erkende Franse juristen in ondernemingsrecht te belonen, na overleg en beraadslaging door een per discipline gespecialiseerde jury, bestaande uit professionals.
    Philippe & Partners ontving de zilveren trofee van de 2020-editie, in de categorie “beste internationale advocatenkantoren” voor België.

    The “Trophées du Droit” awards are intended to reward, once a year, the most recognised French business law practitioners, after consultation and deliberation by a jury specialised by discipline and composed of professionals.
    Philippe & Partners was granted the silver trophy of the 2020 edition, in the category “best international law firms” for Belgium.
  • Former Belgian Legal Awards:

    Philippe & Partners won in 2009 and 2011 the awards for “Best Belgian law firm of the year” and in 2011 the award for “Best Litigation & Arbitration law firm of the year”.

    In 2010 and 2008 Philippe & Partners received the award for “Best Banking & Finance law firm of the year”.

    In 2012 and 2013 Philippe & Partners was recognised as the “Best Environment, energy and regulatory firm of the year”


By grouping lawyers from different EU countries under one roof and putting its membership and active participation in different networks and organizations, Philippe & Partners is internationally oriented and is able to offer cross-border services. As a result, Philippe & Partners has developed an extensive knowledge and expertise in international transactions , which facilitates the European harmonization process.

Philippe & Partners is member of the following international professional networks :