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Who we are

We are an independent legal practice with extensive experience and specialising in intellectual property rights and media & entertainment law. We also offer all-round support in all related branches of law.

We represent a wide range of players from the media and entertainment sector, be they multinational or independent recording companies, artists or composers, artist managers, publishers, management companies, radio & television broadcasters, audiovisual production companies, scriptwriters and directors, actors and celebrities, authors, journalists, architects, designers, visual artists and art galleries, promo & marketing agencies, event & concert organisers, as well as other players, who want their intellectual property to be protected.

You will not only receive advice and assistance in relation to contracts, negotiations and legal actions, but also global assistance in building up your intellectual rights portfolio.

Meticulous, specialised services are provided at competitive fees.

Our vision

The practice advocates a pragmatic approach, also taking account of economic/business interests when it comes to legal judgements. Rigour (ad rem), a forward-looking attitude and flexibility are vital in our eyes.

Some referrals


"The VRT, as a large media company, has a continuous need for reliable legal advice in the field of media legislation, intellectual property rights, collecting societies, contracts ..., to name but a few aspects. The Verraes office knows the media sector. For us this experience is of great value."

Peter Claes, General Director Media and Production, VRT

Sony Music

"Through his many years of in house experience and legal practice in the music and entertainment sector, Mr. Verraes is comprehensively familiar with all the legal and business practices in the industry. It is therefore entirely logical that Sony chooses to work with his office."

Michel Van Buyten, Managing Director Benelux, Sony Music Entertainment

Guy Bouten

"In the case of The Brabant Killers, as a journalist, I was brought to justice by gangster Philippe De Staerke and former Belgian Gendarmerie officer Robert Beijer. In the frame of my journalistic research, I had accused them of involvement in the Brabant massacres. Both in the civil and the penal court trials in Brussels, my lawyer and media law specialist Mr. Verraes has successfully defended my rights."

Guy Bouten, journalist


"CREAX supports the innovation and R&D-process of companies in various sectors. Intellectual property rights play an important role in this respect. A reliable, specialized legal support is therefore an absolute necessity. The technical-strategic insight and expertise in patent law and technology transfers with which the law firm Verraes surrounds our company have an inestimable value for our business."

Mathieu Mottrie, Managing Partner

Live Entertainment

"IP is the backbone of our business, so we do everything we can to protect our creations. Thanks to our lawyer Mr. Verraes, we succeeded for example to get an important tv program name registered as a trade mark despite refusal by the competent authorities. Their strategy and knowledge resulted in a successful appeal procedure."

Henk Vermeulen, Managing Director

Brasserie D'Ebly

"Through its expertise in the domain of Trade Marks law, the Verraes law office has played a decisive role for the survival of our brewery by winning a crucial court case for us."

Gaëtan Patin, owner


" aims to position the Brussels-Capital Region as a center of excellence for audiovisual and related innovative technologies worldwide. In order to accelerate the growth and boost the competitiveness of companies active in this market, we connect them with experts who give them accurate professional advice and support. Since the Verraes office is reputed for its thorough knowledge of the audiovisual and technology sector, we strongly recommend them to our members and involve their legal support on a continuous basis."

Guillaume Béland, Cluster Manager


"The Verraes office guides us through all strategic decisions pertaining to copyrights and all legal matters related to the management of our agency. We really appreciate the quality of its follow up, its flexibility and competence. The office always offers us tailor made solutions, which are adjusted to our specific legal needs."

Gregory Lefillatre, managing director, Digizik

The protection of your privacy and the security of your personal data are very important to EVERRAES BV BVBA ("VERRAES"). VERRAES handles personal data strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Belgian Personal Data Protection Act (Wet van 8 December 1992 tot bescherming van de persoonlijke levensfeer ten opzichte van de verwerking van persoonsgegevens) and the provisions of other applicable laws, regulations and rules.

VERRAES may amend this privacy statement/cookie statement from time to time (date of last amendment: 7 January 2013). You can always see the latest version by clicking on the hyperlink "Privacy" on this website.

What do we use your data for?

If you send VERRAES an e-mail, your personal data will be used for the purpose of responding to your questions or comments. If you sign up to receive newsletters or to attend a particular event (e.g. a seminar), we will use your personal data to send you the newsletter(s) requested or to register you as a participant at the relevant event. In the context of our commercial relationship with you, we may also send you newsletters or invitations on our own initiative. In addition, we may process your personal data for the purpose of complying with a statutory requirement or, if applicable, in connection with the provision of our services. Lastly, if you make use of the facility to apply for a job or send your CV online via our website, your personal data will be processed in this regard.


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Security of your data

We want your personal data to remain as secure as possible and accordingly strive to provide secure data transmission between your computer and our servers. VERRAES has taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing.


If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact:

Verraes Advocaten
Brugmannlaan 16
1060 BrusselS