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Erik  De Caluwe
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Brussels Attorney
Erik De Caluwe

Phone: +32 2 410 10 66


Languages: English, Dutch, French, Spanish

After successfully completing an Erasmus-exchange program at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (Spain), Erik De Caluwe graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and got his law degree magna cum laude in 2001.

Although he remained interested in academic work, he first and foremost wanted to practise law. As from the beginning of his career in advocacy at the Brussels Bar in 2001, he therefore combined academical work (a.o. for Prof. Dr. A. Van Oevelen and Prof. Dr. S. Gutwirth) with lots of disputes resolution work and court pleading.

The main focus of hispractise has always been commercial law in the broad sense, covering most legal aspects a business can encounter in its day-to-day life.

In 2007 he obtained an additional degree in Business Administration magna cum laude.

In that same year he took on the challenge of starting at legal powerhouse Baker & McKenzie, where he was a member of the trade & commerce-group, drafting and revising a broad scope of commercial contracts, but mainly continued practising as a disputes attorney. Here, he handled both classical commercial litigation, such as supply chain disputes and liability claims (medical, construction,…) and corporate litigation, as well as complex multi-party, multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning real estate projects and post-closing M&A disputes.

He has handled cases both before the ordinary Courts and Tribunals, as before various arbitral courts. Furthermore, working for multinational companies, he is well-acquainted with the international aspects of enforcement (see a.o. the Belgian chapter of the Kluwer Law International book on Simplification of Debt Collection in the EU which he wrote (European Monographs 90, 2014, 263-325).

In 2014, he also successfully terminated a course allowing him to act as trustee in bankruptcy and liquidator.

In 2014-2015 he worked as a senior lawyer for the Belgian multinational company PURATOS, manufacturer of raw materials for bakery, patisserie and chocolatiers, where he handled legal affairs for its subsidiaries and joint-ventures in the Americas, Spain and Portugal.

As from september 2017 he’s active as a Of Counsel at ORYS Law.

He is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

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ORYS Advocaten

Wolvengracht 38 bus 2
Brussels, 1000

Law Firm Contact: Koen De Puydt

Tel: +32 2 410 10 66

Fax: +32 2 410 39 71



Member Since: 2015

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