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Lydian expands Business Criminal Law Practice with dr. Stijn Lamberigts

Lydian is pleased to welcome dr. Stijn Lamberigts as Counsel, marking the launch of an expanded Business Criminal Law practice within our Commercial & Litigation Department.

Lydian is excited to have Stijn on board, as he will play a pivotal role in expanding and strengthening our business criminal law services. In the dynamic landscape of modern business life, where issues related to criminal law, compliance, and internal investigations are becoming increasingly important, we are pleased to enhance our ability to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

With a strong academic background, Stijn has earned his expertise in criminal law as a doctoral researcher and gained valuable experience at a leading Belgian law firm as a senior attorney. At that firm he provided legal assistance to businesses, government entities, and individuals involved in criminal law matters. As a seasoned criminal law expert, Stijn's primary focus lies in business criminal law. He offers comprehensive support to both to those facing criminal allegations and to those affected by criminal offences. His areas of specialization encompass a wide range of matters, including the criminal liability of legal entities and their executives, money laundering, fraud (encompassing employee and tax fraud), cybercrime, corruption, workplace accidents, and whistleblowing.

He frequently represents clients in Belgian courts and tribunals, in both Dutch and French. Additionally, his certification in "Cassation Proceedings in Criminal Cases" enables him to handle criminal cases before the Court of Cassation.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Stijn has successfully completed the Masterclass in Fraud Auditing and holds certification as a forensic auditor from the Belgian Institute of Fraud Auditors (IFA).

Dr. Stijn Lamberigts adds, “Joining Lydian, a premium business law firm, is an important step and privilege for me. I am eager to collaborate with Lydian's esteemed experts to provide top-tier legal services and solutions in the realm of business criminal law, reaffirming our commitment to excellence.”

Jan Hofkens, Managing Partner of Lydian, adds, “I am delighted to welcome dr. Stijn Lamberigts to Lydian. His remarkable academic background and extensive legal expertise will undoubtedly enhance and strengthen our legal offerings, allowing us to better serve our clients with excellence as we embark on this exciting journey in the field of business criminal law.”

About Lydian

Lydian, established in 2001, proudly stands as a leading independent Belgian law firm renowned for its comprehensive legal services. 

Our expertise extends across a wide spectrum of Belgian business law disciplines, encompassing corporate matters such as M&A and private equity, commercial law, intellectual property (IP), information and communication technology (ICT), information governance, data protection (privacy) law, dispute resolution (litigation), employment law, real estate, regulatory affairs, and taxation.

What distinguishes us is our lawyers' specialised knowledge in finance, insolvency, energy, the public sector, insurance, life sciences, healthcare, outsourcing, ports, logistics, pensions, real estate development, investments, telecommunications, as well as media and technology (TMT).

At Lydian, we take great pride in fostering a robust and highly professional environment, dedicated to providing top-tier legal services. Rooted in the traditions of London's renowned magic and silver circle firms, as well as Belgium's premier law practices, our legal culture positions us uniquely to deliver services of the utmost quality aligned with international standards. We seamlessly combine the sophistication of a major law firm with the personalized client-lawyer interactions typically associated with an independent practice. Straight-to-the-point advice and effective communication with our clients remain paramount to our approach.

Our esteemed client roster includes a substantial number of prominent Belgian and international clients, both publicly listed and privately held, who consistently seek our expertise and rely on the quality of our work. We routinely handle referral cases from prestigious law firms beyond Belgium's borders. Embracing the Anglo-Saxon model, our firm distinguishes itself through the efficiency of our services, the pragmatic approach of our lawyers, and their unwavering dedication to every matter.

Hawa Sanou
Marketing & Business Development Manager