Established in Brussels for more than 35 years, we are a business law firm with some 25 Belgian qualified lawyers. Our strengths include commercial arbitration and litigation, corporate, commercial contracts, aviation, data protection, insurance, employment, real estate, tax and intellectual property. We also have an extensive public sector practice in Belgium as well as an EU competition law practice.

Our rates are deliberately pitched at the mid to lower range of the international market and we apply a transparent fees policy which allow clients to work on the basis of established budgets with no surprises. We act regularly for US and other foreign clients in both transactional and litigation matters. References may be obtained upon request. Via its membership of the TELFA network, the firm has direct and tested access to expert advice in almost all other European jurisdictions. The working languages of the firm are French, Dutch, English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Number of professionals: 25

Fields of law

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial property
  • Competition
  • Construction law
  • Corporate law
  • Credit and Insolvency
  • Damages and Insurance
  • Data Protection
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment and pensions
  • EU Law
  • Governmental & Regulatory
  • Industrial & Intellectual Property
  • M&A
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Patents and trademarks
  • Real Estate law
  • Social Security
  • Tax
  • Trade and Distribution
  • White collar crime

Charles Price

Charles Price has been a member of the Brussels Bar Association since 1978.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1972 with a degree in English law. In 1973, he began his career in Belgium in one of the three largest Belgian law firms. In 1982, he was the first lawyer of British nationality to be admitted to the French-speaking Bar Association of Brussels. In 1986, he founded PRICE & PARTNERS, which merged with DLA PIPER in 2002. He has been a partner in CEW & PARTNERS since 2005.

Former Vice-President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and Luxembourg, he is the director of CEPANI, the most well-known arbitration institution in Belgium.

He is recognized by the Brussels Bar Association as a specialist in arbitration law. He also has extensive experience in competition law, European law including aviation law and international contracts.

Sébastien Popijn

Sebastien joined the Business law department in 2017. His practice is mainly focused on Corporate/M&A, Aviation Law (including regulation EU261), Data Protection Law and Dispute Resolution.
He holds a Master in Law from the Université catholique de Louvain, a Certificate in Transnational Law from the University of Geneva and a Bachelor in Law from the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis.
He is an attorney at the Brussels Bar.



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+32 (0)2 542 02 55

+32 (0) 534 30 18


  • CEW & Partners success in court in challenge to Belgian government May 27, 2022
    The Public and Administrative Law Department of CEW & PARTNERS, represented by Jean LAURENT and Charline SERVAIS, has won an important victory against the Belgian Federal Government in the Liège Court of Appeal. CEW represented the Belgian Federation of Real Estate Agents in a legal challenge to specific COVID regulations which purported to prevent real…
    One of the  questions that airlines must now ask themselves is whether the compensation (“EU261 compensation”) provided for in Article 7 of Regulation No 261/2004 (“Regulation EU261”) is due in the event of cancellation or delay of more than 3 hours related to Covid-19. The right to EU261 compensation does not apply to cancellations made…