Hoffmann & Partners

Belgian and European law specialist. We speak English, French, German and Dutch

Practice Areas

Commercial distribution, agency agreements

Exclusive distributorship agreements: drafting and/or termination, redundancy allowances; Commercial representation, agency agreements, franchise agreements: drafting, termination, assessment of indemnities; institute proceedings, representation at court.

Labour law

Labour agreements: drafting, termination, remedies un case of dismissal, trial periods, holidays and vacations; institute proceedings, representation at court.

Intellectual property rights

Trade marks, business names, patents, drawing and models, copyright. License agreements, cancellation of rights, remedies against violation of intellectual property rights; institute proceedings, representation at court.

Business and Company Law

Formation of private limited companies, corporations, cooperative companies and partnerships; issues linked to liability and limitation of liability, steps and formalities with the register of commerce (Crossroad Bank for Enterprises), shareholders/partners agreements; institute proceedings, representation at court.


International commercial arbitration; representation in arbitral proceedings and party-appointed arbitrator; drafting of arbitral agreements and arbitral missions

European law

Competition, state aids, free movement of workers and services; institute proceedings and representation at court.

About the Firm

Business Law in the heart of Europe
HOFFMANN is an International Business Law Firm based in the heart of Europe.
Since 1974, the firm has provided advice and court representation on Belgian, German and European legal affairs.
Our lawyers have different international backgrounds and citizenships. We operate in several languages including English, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Belgium is a multicultural country. Our lawyers are able to defend our clients’ interests in Flemish, French, German and English.

Tailor made legal services

Our efficient, thorough and creative work, the flexibility and the professional awareness have assured our clients’ confidence since many years. The constitution of goal-oriented teams under an experienced management allow us to have rewarding discussions with our clients allowing us to find the most appropriate solutions answers to the legal issues related to their business…


Firm Partners and assistants

Elisabeth Hoffmann

Dr. Hoffmann studied at the universities of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany), Saarbrücken (Germany), Paris (Sorbonne), and finished its Law course at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), where she obtained the title of Doctor of Laws . Due to her scientific knowledge, she then worked as research delegate at the Centre of Private law (“Centre de Droit Privé”) of the University of Brussels from 1974 to 1978.

Christian Schillings

Mr. Christian Schillings is the firm’s legal assistant with over 40 years of experience.

He graduated at Law from the University of Louvain in 1974 and obtained a degree of specialized studies in European Law from the University of Brussels in 1976.

Mr. Schillings joined the law firm Hoffmann and partners jn 1993 and has been since then in charge of the scientific research and assistance for the other firm’s members.

Contact Us

avenue Louise 385, 1000 Bruxelles

+32 2 648 0970