DLPA Advocaten

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Emily Van Damme

Lawyer since 2010

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Emily Van Damme

Lawyer since 2010

Emily Van Damme graduated in law from Ghent University in 2010, after which she became a lawyer at DLPA. In 2014, she gained an additional master’s degree in intellectual property law. 

 

Emily is a passionate speaker who won the pleading contest held by the Kortrijk Bar in 2011, also walking away with the Vlaams Pleitjuweel (Flemish award for pleading) and was among the winners of the Southern Pleading Contest in Breda. She was also active for four years as a member of the board of the Kortrijk Young Bar Conference. 

 

Within DLPA, Emily mainly concentrates on intellectual property rights, building contracts, company law and insolvency law, drawing on years of experience.

 

Languages: NL - FR - EN

Expertise

Intellectual property and market practices

Original ideas need to be suitably protected. We offer specialist knowledge and experience in the area of intellectual property rights: brand rights, copyright, software rights, design rights, patent law, the protection of knowhow etc. 

 

You can call on us when drawing up contracts or conducting IT procedures, for example in the event of confiscations of counterfeit items, cessation procedures and compensation claims. We work closely here with the leading brand and patent offices. 

 

We can also support you with our extensive experience in the area of market practices, including the poaching of customers or staff, denigration, the regulations surrounding advertising and e-commerce, and consumer protection, both by providing advice and conducting legal proceedings. 

 

Last but not least, you can come to us for advice and support when implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Trees Vuylsteke

Emily Van Damme

Commercial law

Commercial contracts are the key to every commercial activity. We provide advice and support on national and international commercial contracts, in all the areas you come into contact with as a business, in both B2B and B2C situations. These include purchasing and sales, tenancy laws and commercial leases, construction contracts, management, leasing, financial contracts, franchising, agency relationships, concessions, licensing agreements, collateral agreements, sale of your business, general terms and conditions of purchasing or sale etc. 

 

The DLPA team includes passionate defence lawyers and talented negotiators.  We provide practical support and advice for drawing up your contracts. We assist you with negotiations and represent you before the courts or tribunals.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Bernard Leterme

Arnoud Declerck

Piet Lombaerts

Maude Mertens

Séverine Vermeire

Emily Van Damme

Klaas Vanneste

Company law, mergers and acquisitions

DLPA has extensive experience and a thorough knowledge of company law. We can advise you on the right choice of legal form for your company, help you edit your articles of association and draw up your shareholder agreements. 

 

We take you through the preparations for a business transfer or acquisition process and help you conduct a due diligence investigation. You can rely on our all-round knowledge and experience of all aspects of company law. We will support you in conducting negotiations, issuing watertight contracts and initiating legal proceedings in the event that the contract is not complied with. 

 

We also provide advice and support in disputes over the liability of directors and members of the supervisory board, disputes between shareholders and other business conflicts. 

 

In family businesses, we advise you on issues such as succession, sound management, family governance and conflicts between shareholders.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Chris Declerck

Arnoud Declerck

Trees Vuylsteke

Maude Mertens

Emily Van Damme

Klaas Vanneste

Restructuring and insolvency, debt collection

If you are facing financial difficulties or at risk of defaulting customers or suppliers, we put our years of experience as insolvency practitioners, liquidators of companies or advisers for companies under the Law on the Continuity of Businesses (WCO) or at your disposal. 

 

We assist you in the context of reorganisation, act resolutely to obtain payment of your outstanding debt claims, coordinate the confiscation measures to be taken and advise you in the choice of recommended procedure to achieve a turnaround. We also have a team available to deal with the aspects of social law involved. 

 

We maintain excellent relations with the leading auditing and accountancy firms, and aim always to supply custom work through coordinated cooperation with your financial advisers.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Chris Declerck

Trees Vuylsteke

Maude Mertens

Emily Van Damme

Klaas Vanneste

Private construction law and contracting

DLPA Law advises and assists you in all areas of construction law. We also support you in your relationship with general contractors, project developers, clients, subcontractors, architects, engineers, safety coordinators, estate agents and insurers. 

 

We help you draw up contracts, conduct negotiations, mediate disputes and conduct proceedings both before, during and after the implementation of construction projects.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Arnoud Declerck

Piet Lombaerts

Séverine Vermeire

Emily Van Damme

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