Commercial Law

We advise our clients in a wide range of issues of commercial law, with a focus on retail and distribution.

Cynthia Gieskes

Cynthia Gieskes focuses on distribution law and commercial law in general, as well as dispute resolution in these areas of law.

Cynthia was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2015.

Before joining Strelia in October 2017, she was an associate in the Commercial and Corporate Departments of DALDEWOLF.

Mélanie Duponcelle

Mélanie Duponcelle focuses on distribution contracts and commercial law in general. 

She started her career at Strelia in July 2017 and was admitted to the Brussels Bar in September 2017.

Mélanie obtained a Law degree from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 2015, and a LL.M. from Leiden University in 2017.

Dirk Leermakers

Dirk Leermakers is a Corporate and M&A lawyer who handles national and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity-driven and management-led buyouts. Dirk advises multinationals, private equity firms and hedge funds as well as occasionally private investors with their mostly cross-border transactions. In addition, Dirk is active in the field of corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

Gaetano Jannone

Gaetano Jannone focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, both national and international. He regularly advises clients in disputes relation with all kinds of commercial contracts, with a specific interest in distribution, industrial contracting and commodity trading agreements. He also has relevant experience in industrial joint-venture disputes.

The 17th edition of the Trophées du Droit award ceremony took place in Paris at le Pavillon d'Armenonville on March 16th 2017, gathering more than 950 professionals. These awards are divided into three main categories: Best International Law Firms, among which Strelia, as Best Belgian Law Firm Best Specialised Teams Best Law Firms Managers

Strelia has been shortlisted as finalist of The Lawyer European Awards 2017 in the category Law Firm of the Benelux. According to The Lawyer, “The shortlisted firms have been selected by the judges as having demonstrated excellence in their work over the past year, setting themselves apart from the rest of the legal industry.

Jean-Pierre Fierens
Olivier Clevenbergh
Marie Keup
Siegfried Omanukwue