In addition to our professional and academic backgrounds, what makes us different are our teammates, a recognized tenacity, and our capability to rapidly complement our teams with colleagues who have long shared our values or are members of the Alta Juris International Network a small and medium sized group of independent law firms in France, Europe and around the world, to which we belong.




Jean-Louis Lodomez

Jean-Louis Lodomez

Partner

Lawyer at the Court of Paris
Lawyer at the Brussels Bar

Law degree from the University of Leuven (distinction)
Special degree in European law - University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Graduated in journalism, Institute for Journalists of Belgium, Brussels
Certificate of competence to act as a lawyer in France (Capa), Ecole de Formation des Barreaux (Paris)
Certificate of aptitude to exercise the functions of deputy judge and or deputy counsel at the court of appeal, High Council of Justice, Belgium.



Languages

French, Dutch, English – functional knowledge of Spanish and German

Experience

Began his career at the EUROPEAN COMMISSION as contractual agent in the Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Industrial Affairs as part of a team responsible for detecting and prosecuting infringements by Member States of the rules on the free movement of goods within the Community.

He then joined the Brussels Bar and became an associate of his former professor of Institutional and judicial law of the European Communities.

The Parisian law firm DUBARRY LEVEQUE LE DOUARIN SERVAN SCHREIBER & VEIL then recruited him as a partner. In that respect, he followed an accelerated training in French law, successfully passed the examinations leading to the issue of the Certificate of Ability to practise the profession of lawyer in France delivered by the French Bars Training School. He thus obtained the title of ‘Avocat à la Cour de Paris‘ and took over the management of the Brussels office of this renowned law firm.

Ten years later, he joined the Parisian law firm DS INTERNATIONAL and became the head of the European office in Brussels.

Together with other colleagues, he then set up in Brussels a more human-sized law firm named LAWELL. Although asked to create the Brussels office of a large Canadian law firm and asked to develop the Brussels office of a major international law firm, he has definitely chosen freedom and independence in creating LAWELLMCMILLER in view of the development of its Law Firm relations with France and Canada. He continues to believe that small is beautiful but actively retains his connection with his own network of Belgian, French, European and Canadian lawyers and with the largest grouping of independent law firms in the non-English speaking world that his Firm joined more recently.

His experience has been sharpened by his work as a Lecturer for more than fifteen years at Catholic University Faculties in Mons (now UCL MONS) where he taught European Institutional and Judicial Law and International Trade courses.

He is the author of several publications, including a book on the “European, Belgian and French Economic Interest Grouping“, published by De Boeck.

He is also Vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce Canada, Belgium and Luxembourg (CAN CHAM BELUX) and a member of the International Commission of ALTA JURIS INTERNATIONAL, the international network of independent law firms of which the Firm is member.



Julie Lodomez

Julie Lodomez

Partner

Member of the Brussels and Paris Bars
Chartered Mediator approved by the Federal Mediation Commission (since 2015)
Data Protection Officer

Law degree from the Free University of Brussels
Special degree in International business law, Free University of Brussels (great distinction)
Training in civil and commercial mediation as well as in integrative negotiation techniques, Pmr Europe.
Data Protection Officer Certificate, Data Protection Institute (Antwerpen).



Languages

French, Dutch, English

Experience

Her career began at the URBAN JUSTICE CENTER in New York, a platform for a new generation of advocates who are paving the way for a fair, equitable and decent society and a better future for the most vulnerable communities. She discovered on this occasion the modus operandi of legal proceedings in the United States.

She then joined the Brussels Bar and LAWELL law firm in 2005. She practices business law with a focus on intellectual property law.

She became a member of the Paris Bar in 2010.

In 2014 she co-founded LAWELLMCMILLER as a partner, which she is to the present.

As a lawyer, she contributes to the work of the EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR EXPERTISE AND EXPERTS, a European think tank whose objective is "to contribute, through its work, to the convergence of national systems of judicial expertise and to guarantee, throughout the European legal area, the legal certainty of judicial decisions through the quality of the expertise carried out on court decisions". She is a member of the Executive Committee and of the Communication Commission of this Institute and participates in projects financed by the European Commission to establish a European Code of Good Practice for Expertise and a European list of experts.

After completing a training course given by the DATA PROTECTION INSTITUTE and concluded with a certificate, she also provides DPO (Data Protection Officer) in various sectors of the economy. She is also a member of the ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF COMPETITION LAW, the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LEAGUE, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Belgium Luxemburg (CANCHAM BELUX) and the International Commission of the Alta Juris International network of which the Firm is a member.



Cassandra Bockstael

Cassandra Bockstael

Lawyer at the Brussels Bar

Bachelor of Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve,
Master in International and European Law (LL.M), Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp (distinction)
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (student exchange)
Master of specialisation in human rights and democratization , Eiuc, Venice, Italy (high distinction)
University of St Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon (student exchange)



Areas of competence

Data protection and privacy
Intellectual property law

Languages

French, English, Dutch

Publications

Bockstael C., “Rethinking the Significance of Data Protection Rights in Times of crisis“, GC Human Rights Preparedness, 20 mai 2021
Parsa S. et Bockstael C., “Analyse des conclusions de l’Avocat général Michal Bobek en l’affaire qui oppose Facebook à la Belgique devant la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne, C-645/19 “, DPO News, 2021/12, p.18-19
Terre des hommes, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, “Access to Justice for Children and Youth in counter-terrorism context. An analytical and practical guide to foster the development and implementation of specialized, child-rights-based and accountable justice systems “, juillet 2021



Laura De Pauw

Laura De Pauw

Lawyer at the Brussels Bar,

Bachelor of Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Master in Law, Economic and Social Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles (distinction)
Open Access in scientific matters, TFE entitled "Open Access and Covid-19, duo or duel? "(high distinction)



Areas of competence

Company law
Tax law
Civil and commercial law

Languages

French, English, Dutch, Italian



Avocat au Barreau de Bruxelles

Trainee Lawyer

Lawyer at the Brussels Bar



Angélique Nutin

Angélique Nutin

Administrative & Financial assistant



Nozha Boufrakech

Nozha Boufrakech

Office assistant