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Our firm is headquartered in Brussels. Active since 1987 and strengthened by a merger in 2017, our Brussels office has grown to more than 80 lawyers, providing a full range of legal and tax solutions for clients. Our deep local roots and our vast expertise, combined with the CMS network of 4,500 legal and tax professionals working for CMS firms in over 40 countries, make us uniquely qualified to assist you in both local and cross-border projects and disputes.

Being located in Brussels, the heart of European decision making and a global gateway to key markets, our lawyers are keenly aware of the importance of keeping abreast of the latest legal developments and the fast-changing regulatory environment. Working with CMS in Brussels, you will benefit from the expertise and sophistication of larger organizations, while also enjoying the commitment of a real Belgian firm.

If you do business in Brussels and are looking for legal support, please contact us via our online form or give us a call.

Structuring our business in practice area and industry sector groups enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and markets. Our goal is to be not just great technical lawyers, but to truly understand the unique challenges of each market sector, so that we can deliver sound and commercially relevant advice.

Our experts have in-depth experience in a wide range of legal and tax matters. Our clients include high-profile listed and non-listed companies active in various industry sectors, as well as public authorities and national and international organisations.

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From the Airport

Brussels Airport (Zaventem)
The airport is located 20 km from our offices.

  • Taxi - the trip takes about 30 minutes.
  • Train - trains depart from the terminal to Brussels every 30 minutes. From the station ”Bruxelles-Nord / Brussel-Noord" you can take a train to the station "Boitsfort / Bosvoorde”. The journey takes approx. 50 minutes.

By car

GPS address : Drève du Duc 137, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort
The parking spaces are located on level -2. The reception is located on the third floor.

Coming from the North / Eastern / South

  • On the Ring, take the exit E411, "Luxembourg, Namur, Brussels" and follow "E411 Brussels"
  • Take the first exit to Ch. De Wavre
  • At the 3rd intersection, turn left into Bd du Souverain
  • At the roundabout, continue straight to Ch. De la Hulpe
  • Our offices are on the second intersection on your right

Coming from the West

  • Take the E40 direction Brussels
  • At the Basilica, take the tunnels towards "Centrum / Centre”
  • After the exit "Louiza / Louise", turn right in the direction of "Terkamerenbos / Bois de la Cambre"
  • Exit the center, following Avenue Louise
  • At the end of Avenue Louise, stay on the main road which turns left
  • At the traffic light, continue straight along the Avenue E. De Mot and then Avenue F. Roosevelt to the Ch. De La Hulpe and follow it
  • At the fourth traffic light, turn left: our offices are located in front of you

By train

  • NMBS/SNCB station “Boitsfort / Bosvoorde”
  • When you leave the station, cross the road
  • Our offices are located directly in front of you
  • The reception is located on the third floor

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Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
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