DLPA Advocaten

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Eva Roels

Lawyer since 1998

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Eva Roels

Lawyer since 1998

During her law degree at KU Leuven, Eva Roels spent a year at the University of London. She also obtained an additional diploma in International Relations and Conflict Management from KU Leuven in 1998. Eva started work as a lawyer in the same year, becoming a partner at DLPA in 2012. 

 

Eva works in the broad area of commercial and company law, usually focusing her practice on commercial dispute resolution and contracts. She also has considerable expertise in supporting businesses in difficulty. Furthermore, she has extensive experience in private construction law and, within the field of administrative law, she focuses on public procurement regulations. Eva can assist you in these areas by giving advice and conducting proceedings, always paying attention to the specific needs of the case and to clear communication with her clients.

 

Languages: NL - FR - EN

Expertise

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

Distribution rights

Our lawyers advise and assist you in setting up a national or international distribution system. We help you make the right choice between a commercial agency, franchising, exclusive or selective distribution. 

 

We also apply our knowledge and experience to drawing up custom contracts with watertight clauses. 

 

Furthermore, we support you in disputes linked to the implementation or termination of these contracts, whether in or out of court.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Bernard Leterme

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

Public procurement

Our team supports you throughout the public procurement process for works, goods and services, however you award contracts: from tenders to requests for quotations, the negotiation procedure and competitive dialogue. 

 

We also focus on concession contracts and public-private partnership agreements. 

 

You can come to us for advice, when conducting negotiations with the government and for support in disputes over the implementation of the contract. We assist you in bringing procedures before the Council of State with a view to the suspension and destruction of unlawful decisions to award contracts, or before the civil tribunals to obtain compensation for damages.

Contact persons within this area of expertise:

Piet Lombaerts

Séverine Vermeire

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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