Simont Braun Welcomes Michaël De Vroey as Partner in Intellectual Property
3rd February 2023
Simont Braun is delighted to announce the appointment of Michaël De Vroey as a partner in the intellectual property department. Michaël brings more than 15 years of experience acquired in leading international law firms in Brussels and Antwerp.
Michaël advises international and domestic companies on all aspects of intellectual property law and defends their interests before the Belgian, Benelux, and EU courts and IP offices. His practice focuses mainly on IP enforcement for clients in the fashion & luxury sector and the consumer goods & retail industry. Michaël also handles commercial disputes in court and arbitration, has extensive experience in settlement negotiations and mediation, and regularly advises clients on digital media and copyright-related issues, consumer and advertising law, and audiovisual media services regulations.
“I am delighted to join the partnership of Simont Braun, and to boost the further development of the firm and its established Intellectual Property practice together with my other partners and the IP team,” says Michaël De Vroey. “Simont Braun offers a unique combination of some of the best legal practitioners in Belgium and Europe, with a stellar reputation across all practices of the firm and IP in particular, and in-depth knowledge of our clients’ industries, while operating as part of an international network of leading independent law firms. Joining Simont Braun is an exciting opportunity, and a logical step in my career, which will allow me to further develop my practice and serve my clients even better.”
“We are very pleased to have Michaël on board” comment Joan Carette and Tom Swinnen, Simont Braun’s managing partners. “His vast experience and ambition will further drive the growth of Simont Braun’s IP team.”
Besides his work as a business lawyer, Michaël regularly publishes articles on developments in the field of IP in renowned Belgian and EU legal magazines and has contributed to handbooks on IP in the fashion and video-gaming industries. He regularly speaks at seminars on IP-related issues and is a member of the Benelux Association for Trademarks and Designs (BMM) and the International Association for the Protection of IP (AIPPI).
Michaël is recommended for IP by several leading legal directories.
Welcome on board, Michaël!
For more information, please read the press release.