Dotremont Law Brussels

Business Lawyers & Negotiators

A business law firm, specializing in Corporate and Corporate Finance transactions and conflict resolution. For entrepreneurial businesses with an international reach.

A firm with 25 years experience and a solid cooperation with a broad network of professionals across Europe, the US, South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Based in Brussels, Belgium.

Carl Dotremont, attorney at law

Our expertise

The firm offers 25 years experience in Corporate, Corporate Finance transactions and conflict resolution for entrepreneurial businesses with an international reach.

  • Business law and General Counsel Services

  • Corporate Finance | Private Equity | M&A

  • Commercial Law and EU Data Protection

  • Strategic Dispute Resolution

Business Law and General Counsel Services

Entrepreneurial businesses, whether privately held or publicly listed, with a global attitude are the perfect fit for the firm.

The firm offers proactive and practical solutions to help build successful sustainable businesses for its clients. From starting new business ventures to expanding their activities internationally to creating and implementing an exit strategy, the firm will help its clients succeed.

The firm has a proven track record advising companies during all stages of their development.

Corporate Finance | Private Equity | M&A 

Corporate finance, private equity and M&A transactions are at the heart of the firm’s activities. This practice includes mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing involving publicly and privately held companies and private equity transactions.

The firm often assists foreign and international law firms with domestic or international corporate and/or corporate finance transactions.

The firm’s practice also involves advising on corporate governance issues and shareholders’ disputes and acting in matters before the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (“FSMA”).

Commercial Law and EU Data Protection

The firm has a broad experience in providing advice on the most complex contractual matters and the drafting of all types of commercial agreements (sponsorship, sales, leases, distribution, agency agreements, joint venture agreements, commercial co-operation agreements, complex multi-jurisdictional agreements, loans, guarantees, etc.).

Because of its longstanding experience advising clients in the ICT sector, the firm developed specific know-how in light of the increased importance of EU and EU member state data protection law.  The firm specializes in advising its clients as regards the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US.

In view of the increased importance of competition law issues in commercial agreements, the firm can rely on a number of specialists with in-depth knowledge of Belgian and European competition law.

Strategic Dispute Resolution

The firm specializes in offering its clients efficient and value-creating litigation, negotiation and mediation services.

Dotremont Law helps shape conflict resolution from the outset with the end in mind.  The firm emphasizes framing and preserving legal issues to improve the odds of success in court or in case of negotiations or to prevent the need for conflict resolution.

The firm’s specialized experience and comprehensive approach to litigation and negotiation strategy is uncommon and highly effective. Our attorneys work together with trial counsel to formulate and implement a comprehensive strategy that is carefully adapted to the cause at hand.  In addition, the continuous evaluation of the ongoing proceeding or negotiations yields significant wins for our clients.

Prior to commencing any conflict resolution process, the firm invites its client for an in-depth analysis of the case at hand thereby mapping and categorizing the interests of all parties concerned, the various options (including BATNA) and possible solutions.

Carl Dotremont

attorney at law |

  • Krannert Business School, Purdue University – MBA
  • ESCP Europe, Paris – MBA
  • University of Augsburg, Germany – LLM
  • University Leuven – Master’s Degree in Law
Carl Dotremont


Experienced business lawyer, General Counsel and certified Data Protection Officer with more than 25 years international and cross-border experience.

Private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, venture capital, domestic and international commercial (joint) ventures, as well as litigation strategy, tactics and management, corporate governance, general corporate and commercial law, intellectual property law, data protection. Certified mediator and Data Protection Officer.

Skilled in people management, training, coaching and effective delegation. Fluent in English, Dutch, French and German.


Carl studied, worked and lived abroad and has more than 25 years of legal experience in private practice, and as general counsel. Carl’s background includes hands-on experience as a director and as a member of the advisory board of private companies.

The background, skills and experience of Carl Dotremont and its associates, coupled with the firm’s small size, allow it to better understand and address the needs of its clients and to bring value by achieving more effective, efficient and creative practical solutions.

The firm was founded by Carl Dotremont in 2012.


“For our clients, we create value by offering pro-active and practical solutions in a discreet and time efficient manner. We are committed to long standing client relationships.”

– Carl Dotremont

Carl Dotremont LLM, MBA

Attorney at Law

Carl Dotremont BV

Louizalaan 65/11

1050 Brussels, Belgium

VAT BE 0895.663.158

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8.00h - 19.00h