Margot Vandebeek is part of the Fraud and Compliance team. Her practice encompasses all aspects of criminal law, with a focus on corporate criminal law in its broadest sense, such as forgery, corruption and abuse of company property, but also including social criminal law, food safety regulation and environmental regulation. She represents clients in criminal investigations and proceedings and advises them on a wide range of aspects that are related to criminal law, such as the criminal liability of legal entities and their employees and directors and compliance programmes.
Margot assists and represents both natural persons and legal entities (of private and public law), both on the side of the (alleged) offender and the victim.
She holds a Master in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, 2013) and obtained a certificate allowing her to plead for criminal proceedings before the court of Cassation (2019).
Before joining Liedekerke, Margot worked at a Belgian law firm and at a global law firm. She has been an active member of the Brussels bar since 2014.
Margot joined Liedekerke in 2021.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Master in Law) 2013
Assisting a federal Ministry, who has been probably swindled by a goods supplier in the context of a procurement contract, through the criminal investigation that is being conducted against the suspects.
Assisting a multinational involved as suspect in a criminal investigation concerning infringements to the waste legislation, helping them with preparing for all expected inquiries
Assisting and representing a slaughterhouse and meat processing company, which is a suspect in a proceeding before the criminal court concerning infringements of (amongst others) the legislation concerning hygiene, labelling and animal welfare
Assisting a real estate investment firm involved in a criminal investigation led by the Public Prosecutor
Assisting a Belgian entrepreneur involved as suspect in a criminal case concerning a large-scale VAT fraud and money laundering.
Assisting a leading European waste management company prosecuted because of infringements to the waste disposal regulations.
advising a Belgian foundation for the public interest on the potential criminal risks for itself and its employees when accepting donations and when assisting with the return of foreign art
advising an American cloud computing company on the admissibility of its incentive programs with regard to the Belgian anti-bribery regulations.
M. VANDEBOTERMET en M. VANDEBEEK, Bijdrage aan The Legal 500 vergelijkende gids per land over omkoping en corruptie, Belgisch Hoofdstuk, 2021.
M. VANDEBOTERMET en M. VANDEBEEK, Bijdrage aan Chambers Global praktijkgids White-Collar Crime, Belgisch hoofdstuk, 2021.
M. VANDEBEEK, "De verregaande inbreuk op het recht op eerbiediging van de woning en de omgekeerd evenredige motiveringsplicht van het huiszoekingsbevel. Het Hof van Cassatie handhaaft haar milde standpunt betreffende de minimumvereisten.", T.Straf. 2017, afl. 4, 253-256.
T. BAUWENS en M. VANDEBEEK, "Energiefraude: de nieuwe aanpak in Vlaanderen", in K. DEKETELAERE en B. DELVAUX (eds.), Jaarboek Energierecht 2017, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2017, 153-184.
M. VANDEBEEK, "Eén tot de derde macht blijf één, of niet? Over het openbaarheidscriterium in een 'reply-all'-tijdperk", T.Straf. 2015, afl. 6, 375-377.
Margot Vandebeek has been ranked as a “Rising Star” by Legal 500 in 2022, but without any quotes.
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Margot Vandebeek is one of the founding members of the Belgian Network of Women in White Collar Defense