Looking for lawyer Belgium? We would like to welcome you to Peterfreund & Associates. We specialize in various legal domains and are sure we can help you. Because our law firm is led by Daniel
Peterfreund and collaborates with lawyers from Antwerp and abroad.
Lawyer Belgium – Need a lawyer for a specific issue?
Need a lawyer in Belgium, or a lawyer in Antwerp with a particular specialization? You’ll find an overview of our key legal jurisdictions here. Naturally, you can always contact us for additional information.
lawyer in Antwerp since 2002
Are you searching for lawyer Belgium. More specifically a lawyer in Antwerp? Hence you should get in touch with Daniel Peterfreund. Because Daniel is the head of the legal firm Peterfreund & Associates and specializes in various areas of law.
Got a question about the law? Need help or advice? Mr. Peterfreund can provide you with guaranteed and continued support.
In 2002, Daniel Peterfreund graduated with honors and received a degree in law from the University of Antwerp. Since then, he has established himself as a lawyer and a member of the Bar Association in Antwerp.
Mr. Peterfreund founded his own law firm after running an international office during his internship. Most noteworthy, he has mastered five languages. As a result he works as an advocate in English, Dutch and French.
Specialist lawyer Belgium
Do you need a lawyer? Probably you probably have a specific problem. Lawyer Peterfreund from Antwerp handles cases of a financial, tax, corporate and social nature. Consequently, both individuals and companies alike can rely on his expertise. Mr. Peterfreund is also the chairman of numerous associations.
Furthermore Mr. Peterfreund holds a separate certificate for bankruptcy rights. Hence, he can take companies that are in difficulty under his wing.
Active far beyond Antwerp
Daniel Peterfreund is a well-known and respected lawyer far beyond Antwerp. The fact he supports his clients with an optimised and targeted approach have earned him a positive reputation.
Would you like to be advised by Mr. Peterfreund? Then you’ll appreciate the problem free communication. Which lawyer in Antwerp is right for you? Take a look at the reviews of the Peterfreund law firm! These give you a clear picture of their performance and way of working.
About our law firm in Belgium (Antwerp)
The expertise of our law firm in Antwerp spans a range of legal jurisdictions.
We give you expertise in a personal and professional manner.
Efficient and accessible law firm
The motto of our law firm in Antwerp is “efficient and accessible”. We answer every message personally, and within 24 hours. Every case receives our special attention.
Are you facing a legal challenge? Then our Antwerp lawyers are on standby to assist you with legal advice. Involved in a legal dispute? Then we’ll try to obtain an amicable resolution for you. If this isn’t successful, a legal procedure will be initiated.
Transparent fee structure
Our expertise extends across national borders. Our law firm in Antwerp maintains intensive relationships with successful offices in Europe, Asia and the United States. We provide our global clients with the highest level of legal advice.
We’ll discuss all the costs and rates during the first consultation. Our lawyers handle a transparent fee structure and welcome the challenge of matching the best quality with an affordable price.
Need a lawyer? Contact our law firm in Antwerp!
Want to get legal advice? Need to be represented by a lawyer? Then you can get in touch with us with any questions. You can always make an appointment to discuss your case at our law firm in Antwerp. Our office is easy to reach by car and public transport. Would you prefer to meet us at your place? This can also be arranged. Do you need legal advice or assistance? contact us by e-mail or phone!
Here, you can read all the reviews about our office. We are entirely transparent, and would like to offer you as much information as possible to help you with your query for lawyer Belgium
How do you choose the right lawyer?
The choice of a lawyer, often made under pressure, is an important decision that must be taken carefully, considering several criteria such as the specializations of the lawyer, his availability, or his fees.
Choosing a good lawyer is essential to give you every chance to be well advised and defended. He will provide all the answers to your questions and, if necessary, will represent you in court and accompany you throughout the proceedings.
Here are 5 key points to help you in your choice.
⦁ The lawyer’s field of competence
Lawyers work in distinct areas of law, even if some lawyers are generalists. These areas of legal expertise cover all the needs of individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses.
Depending on your request, it is advisable to select to a lawyer who is used to dealing with cases similar to yours. Therefore, the areas of expertise of each lawyer are good indicators for finding a good lawyer.
⦁ For a divorce, prefer a lawyer with expertise in family law
⦁ For an employer/employee dispute, select a lawyer with expertise in employment law
⦁ For questions of corporate or commercial law, choose a lawyer in business law.
You can discover the specific areas of law in which Daniel Peterfreund specializes right here
There are generalist lawyers who combine several common fields of expertise and who can defend you in most cases. However, be careful to consider whether the complexity of your case requires the intervention of a more specialized lawyer.
Your choice of lawyer will depend first of all on the nature of your case.
The first thing you need to determine is whether you need
⦁ legal advice or
⦁ support before a court of law
Indeed, some lawyers are specialized in advising you while others mostly defend clients in the event of litigation or disputes.
Then, determine if your case requires the intervention of a specialist or not.
Two types of lawyers exist:
⦁ generalist lawyers
⦁ specialist lawyers
Thus, if you are looking for a lawyer for a divorce procedure, a case related to labor law or real estate law, you can turn to a generalist lawyer. The generalist lawyer generally accompanies his clients throughout their lives for advice, or for specific needs when they encounter a more specific problem.
However, if your case involves a very specific area of expertise and/or is particularly complex, choosing a specialized lawyer is highly recommended, as he or she is familiar with the specific subject matter and procedures in question.
If the lawyer you contact is not competent in the area of law for which you have a need, he or she should tell you. If so, ask the lawyer to recommend one of his or her colleagues to you.
Check out our domains of expertise
⦁ Defining your needs
Before selecting a lawyer, take the time required to ask yourself what exactly you want from him. This will save you time and help the lawyer to better understand and analyze your case, i.e. your needs and expectations. Are you looking for an opinion? Are you in urgent need of judicial support? Or do you wish to pursue a claim?
⦁ The availability of the lawyer
A less tangible but equally important criterion is the first contact you make with your lawyer, as this is a very important indicator of the quality of his work and his attitude.
A good lawyer must have a didactic role so that you are aware of what is at stake in your case.
Thus, pay attention to the lawyer’s behavior towards you during the first meeting or call to know if you are making the right choice:
• Does he or she clearly explain to you what is involved in handling your case?
• Does he ask you questions to understand your needs?
• Does he listen to what you say?
• Does he or she seem to have sufficient knowledge of the subject?
Furthermore, the availability of the lawyer is also an essential criterion: he must keep you informed of the progress of the case and respond to your requests. From the beginning of the handling of your case, ask the lawyer about his preferred means of communication, to avoid unpleasant surprises later on.
Nevertheless, it is important to trust your lawyer and not panic if he or she does not always respond immediately. Moreover, time spent on the telephone is, in the same way as time spent in consultation, billed according to the conditions specified in the fee agreement.
It goes without saying that an easy availability makes things more convenient. You will be able to consult your lawyer more easily through online calls or in face-to-face consultations.
As you are looking for lawyer Belgium, you might very well be living elsewhere. Therefore, Daniel Peterfreunds’s commitment to always react to any question within maximum 24 hours creates a vast difference in availability when compared to some other, less client orientated, law firms.
⦁ A relationship of trust
It is essential that your lawyer inspire confidence to you. If you do not feel comfortable with your lawyer, it is preferable to call on one of his colleagues. It is therefore advisable to rely on your intuition and to work “by feeling”.
⦁ The right to change lawyers
What you might not be aware of is, that it is entirely possible for you to change lawyers during the course of your proceedings, or simply after an initial meeting if you feel that your case would be better handled by another lawyer.
Why contact a lawyer?
Your choice of using a lawyer is the best guarantee to assert your rights, whether you have a simple question, a larger problem, or a legal dispute.
In an information society where advice, good and bad, is easily found online, and where legal advice sites provided by non-lawyers are proliferating, only a well-established lawyer can advise you and help you act in legal matters, in complete confidentiality and within the clear boundaries of the profession’s ethics.
Some more important considerations about employing a lawyer
Having the reflex to contact a lawyer is the most efficient way to anticipate difficulties, to resolve a dispute, and to move forward in complete legal security. And contrary to an idea that is sometimes wrongly spread, lawyers are financially accessible to all, individuals, and companies.
The added value of the lawyer is his knowledge of the law, his advice, and his ability to avoid inconveniences. Therefore, you will not find any “miracle offers” such as “divorce in a few clicks” or “consult a free lawyer” on our website, as some shady sites might promote.
Quite simply, because the lawyer you consult will provide you with personalized advice adapted to your individual situation. This is the only way to guarantee your legal security, in complete confidentiality, and with clear and accessible pricing conditions.
We offer complementary and graduated methods of care at clear and transparent rates: no surprises. A reassuring and transparent way for individuals and companies to have a simple access to the Law and to reliable and personalized legal advice.
Whatever the personalized contact method you choose, Belgium lawyer Daniel Peterfreund is your trusted partner because of the legal security he provides thanks to his certified skills in a large number of areas of law, to his dual advisory and judicial dimension, and to his ethics charter (independence, professional secrecy).
Roles and guarantees
Individuals and business leaders who have the reflex to consult a lawyer as soon as a legal problem arises understand a lawyer is not just a litigator in a robe to whom one only turns when one has no other choice. Thanks to his skills and expertise, the lawyer can help you efficiently in many situations.
Everything you need to know about the lawyer’s role and guarantees
Your lawyer can help you anticipate difficulties, by advising you and making you aware of the legal effects of a particular choice.
Calling on a lawyer before difficulties arise is generally much less costly than having to endure them: it is his role to analyze and advise.
The lawyer can help you draft documents, commercial contracts, employment contracts, company statutes, protocols, letters, formal notices, deeds of sale of business. This is his role of drafting documents.
The lawyer can help you to settle a difficulty directly with another party, without going to court. In consultation with you, he takes the most appropriate actions to reach an amicable solution. He thus fulfills a crucial role in negotiation and conflict resolution, on your behalf.
The lawyer can take legal action on your behalf or defend you if you are the one being “attacked”. He represents and defends your interests or those of your company. This is his role of assistance and representation in court.
Bound by ethics and the principles of the lawyers’ oath
The lawyer’s oath also makes him the central interlocutor of individuals and managers in legal matters. The non-respect of this oath can lead to the disbarment of a lawyer. Far from being a posture, this oath is indeed a base of concrete guarantees of the lawyer for the clients.
GUARANTEE OF INDEPENDENCE
The advice given by the lawyer cannot be influenced by his personal interest or by an outside actor.
GUARANTEE OF LOYALTY
The lawyer cannot defend or advise two parties who may have a conflict of interest.
GUARANTEE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
The exchanges between a lawyer and his client are strictly confidential.
GUARANTEE OF PROFESSIONAL SECRECY
A lawyer may not reveal any secret or confidence relating to his client. There are no time limitations on this.
GUARANTEE OF INFORMATION, ADVICE AND DILIGENCE
A lawyer is obliged to advise and inform his client, in a prudent manner, about the state of progress and the chances of success.
All lawyers in Belgium subscribe to a professional liability insurance policy that allows them to compensate their clients in case of breach of duty.
By consulting a lawyer, the only one able to provide quality legal advice and assistance, you are insured against the risk of a breach of duty by the lawyer that would have harmful consequences for you.
What about his or her reputation?
Finally, the reputation of the lawyer can be a very important criterion in your choice. However, it is advisable to remain objective regarding the elements at your disposal.
It is common for a person to use a lawyer because he was recommended to him. Before calling on the advice of this lawyer, check that he has the necessary skills to handle your case and that his fees are appropriate for you.
In addition, the lawyer’s visibility on the Internet is a strong indicator of trust. Indeed, most lawyers have a website.
Thus, you will be able to inquire and compare the lawyers who correspond to your needs. Moreover, a lot of information can be found on the Internet (fees, legal aid, areas of intervention…), which will avoid you to contact the lawyer to know these elements.
Regarding Daniel Peterfreund (Lawyer Belgium), feel free to check his verified Google reviews right here.