All this to offer one advisory platform supporting our clients in responding to change, delivering on ESG, and converting huge challenges into, hopefully, huge opportunities.
We are your partner in delivering on ESG.
The ESG revolution is underway. Rightly so.
But when you are confronted with a tsunami of new regulations, short deadlines, and many open questions, you may feel overwhelmed by this ESG revolution.
Compliance is not easy. Even for lawyers, it is far from evident to really grasp the impact of all these new rules. It is even less easy to understand how to reap the benefits. And at the same time there is a real risk of being accused of “greenwashing”.
Our ESG Advisory Team helps you navigate through this regulatory minefield. We help you identify the best solutions. We help you to avoid pitfalls and greenwashing risks.
The ESG Advisory Team currently includes 15 experts from diverse legal fields who are dedicated to guiding clients through ESG.
As a real full service firm we can be an ideal partner for assisting you on delivering on the E, the S and the G of ESG:
E (Environment): A true comprehension of environmental law and energy law are key. We have top tier experts in both fields: environmental law (Dominique Devos) as well as energy law (Damien Verhoeven). The ESG Advisory Team combines their robust technical expertise with banking, capital markets, corporate, real estate expertise.
S (Social): Up until recently, market players seemed to focus more on E, whilst sometimes slightly overlooking the S or the G. In the past few years we have seen this changing. As Liedekerke boosts one of Belgium’s leading social law departments, we are your partner to guide you through the labour law and social law aspects of ESG as well.
G (Governance): Our top tier corporate law specialists guide clients through their decisions on corporate governance, conflicts of interests, checks and balances, diversity, equity, etc. We have ample experience in this domain, and advise on a daily basis listed companies, SMEs as well as start-ups. We also have specialist expertise in governance of financial institutions and funds.
When guiding clients through the maze of ESG the ESG Advisory Team takes on a pragmatic, solution driven approach.
Our goal is to be a partner in helping clients making the right decisions and reap the advantages in the long term.
Our ESG Advisory Team helps clients delivering on ESG.
We offer ESG expertise in:
banking and sustainable finance
mitigation of greenwashing risks
corporate reporting and CSRD implementation
due diligence and CSDD implementation
real estate law
employment and social law
Our Relevant Experience
Assisting a leading bank in implementing the MIFID2 sustainability preferences
Assisting a well-known market player in assessing its greenwashing risks and identifying a strategy to mitigate and reduce such risks
Assisting one of Belgium’s major infrastructure funds in implementing its SFDR policies
Assisting a Belgian retail UCITS in its implementation of SFDR
Assisting a Belgian leading asset manager in amending its existing prospectus in order to comply with SFDR
Drafting of PAI statements for various financial institutions
Assisting a start-up designing innovative EU Taxonomy, SFDR & EET reporting solutions
In addition, the ESG Advisory Team has organized workshops on greenwashing risks for various clients
The ESG Advisory Team also regularly publishes client memos with guidance and positions