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Freshfields appoints new managing partner for Belgium

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has appointed Nathalie Colin as the new managing partner for Belgium. The appointment, effective since 1st September, will run for a three-year term. Colin succeeds Vincent Macq, who previously held this position for six years.

Nathalie Colin joined Freshfields’ Brussels office with a team in 2020. She is a partner in the disputes, litigation and arbitration group advising Belgian and international corporate and private equity clients, as well as financial institutions on cross-border and domestic disputes, white collar crime and regulatory investigations. She will combine her new role as managing partner with her advisory work.

Commenting on her appointment, Nathalie Colin says: “It is an honour to take on this responsibility from Vincent. I am thankful for the support from the partners and the trust put in me. We continue to pursue our contribution to the success of the firm and its commitment to diversity, ESG and digital transformation.”

Markus Paul, Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe at Freshfields: “I am very happy to see Nathalie take over from Vincent as managing partner in Brussels. We have a fantastic business in Belgium, and we all look forward to working with Nathalie in her new role. We are also very grateful to Vincent for his dedication and commitment to leading the Belgian business over the last years.”

“It has been a privilege for me to lead the office over the past six years,” Vincent Macq comments. “Looking back, we can all be proud of what we have achieved together and of being part of such a strong and collaborative office.”