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Alain Nijs

Partner  |  Argo Law
JURISDICTION

Belgium

INDUSTRY ACCOLADES

Chambers HNW Band 1 (since 2016)

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family business governance
Family office
International estate and tax planning

Enhanced QnA

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Navigating clients with success through the complexity of matters regarding their family, business and wealth and in doing so being able to work in a fun environment, with a great team and often in collaboration with private client lawyers all over the world.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Connect with your clients in order to truly understand what drives them and what their needs and worries are, but always stay true to yourself. Work hard but have some fun along the way.

What is your favourite quote?

“We are our choices,” Jean-Paul Sartre.

If you were not a lawyer what would your career be?

Entrepreneur.

What is your favourite restaurant in the world and what dish would you recommend?

The Jane Antwerp (Nick Bril and Sergio Herman); The Jane tasting menu (13 dishes), with wine pairings.

What do you do to relax?

Wining & dining. I love to discover the art of gastronomy created by top chefs.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met or worked with?

Several ordinary people doing ordinary good things for other people.

Outside of legal, what is your surprise expert subject?

Bordeaux wines.