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Kelley Drye Extends Global Reach with Expansion of Brussels Office

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced today that it has expanded its Brussels office with the addition of corporate and public international law partner, Bert Theeuwes

Mr. Theeuwes has a broad range of corporate and commercial experience in managing large and complex transactions for multinationals. His corporate law practice focuses on employment law, reorganizations, international mobility and compensation and benefits. He has extensive experience in international transactions including mergers and acquisitions and transnational matters such as EU social security law, expatriation and business migration. 

Mr. Theeuwes also maintains a robust public international and diplomatic law practice, where he represents and advises international organizations, sovereign states, embassies, missions, heads of state, diplomats and civil servants on all issues of international law. Chambers Europe notes Mr. Theeuwes’ “ability to combine an extensive knowledge base with excellent strategic and operational planning skills in order to comprehensively deal with issues.”

“Bert’s expansive knowledge of EU law and strong relationships across Europe will be a tremendous asset to Kelley Drye clients in the U.S. and internationally,” said Lew Rose, managing partner of Kelley Drye. “We expect Bert will play a major role in expanding the services the firm offers in Europe and around the globe.”

Mr. Theeuwes will be accompanied by a team of professional who will add depth and breadth to the Brussels office.

Kelley Drye’s Brussels office assists corporate clients and trade associations as they strive to sustain market leadership, ensure a competitive business environment or achieve a specific policy objective. Our lawyers and other professionals come from a range of disciplines relevant to our clients, including corporate, regulatory and compliance, and government affairs. Our corporate attorneys have significant experience in employment law, reorganizations, international mobility and compensation & benefits.  Our regulatory and compliance work focuses primarily on clients in the food & drug, biotechnology, and consumer products sectors.  Our government affairs services include monitoring pre-legislative and legislative developments and assisting clients to engage effectively both during the legislative process and in the post-adoption implementation stage to advance and protect business interests. Kelley Drye government affairs expertise ranges from experience with multilateral conventions and agreements to EU regulation and its implementation by the Member States and its partners.  

“I’m delighted to be joining Kelley Drye at this exciting time of growth for the firm,” said Bert Theeuwes. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in Brussels and in the U.S. to broaden our global corporate and regulatory offerings.”

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mr. Theeuwes was a partner at Lorenz, a Brussels-based boutique firm. He is admitted to the Brussels Bar and admitted to plead before all Belgian Courts, the Benelux Court and the European Court of Justice.