avocats  /  advocaten

New website coming soon

Our mission

Industry is a key factor to the world's sustainable development. An essential actor in a circular economy. A fundamental stakeholder on the path towards a low-carbon society.

At Industrious, we provide legal support to the industrial communities active in Belgium, at the very heart of Europe.

We focus on technical regulatory issues, especially with respect to energy and EHS (environmental, health and safety) matters as well as product regulations, food law and planning and zoning.

Our services range from strategic counseling to tactical lawyering. We deliver support in rolling out complex compliance exercises. We advocate legislative and regulatory evolutions, help our clients in acquiring and defending permits, represent operators in constitutional, administrative, civil and repressive litigation, assist in contractual issues and team up on mergers and acquisitions.

Industrious' lawyers are experts at dealing with any of such challenges, in a complex environment, where entrepreneurs, stakeholders and various authorities interact.

Our clients

We serve clients across a variety of industries: environmental and energy utilities, distributors as well as operators in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, real estate and logistic sectors, ...

We represent individual corporations as well as industry associations. Commercial companies as well as operators of the social economy.

Industrious boasts a broad client basis, consisting of international corporations as well as local SMEs, start ups as well as established operators.

Developing long-term relationships with our clients is essential. Needless to say that we are proud of assisting some of them for more than 25 years.

Our history

Industrious was founded by Bernard Deltour and Valérie Vandegaart.

Bernard has been practicing environmental law ever since his very early days at the Brussels Bar, back in 1989. He gained experience in various leading firms and was a partner in an international and a major Belgian firm for more than fifteen years.

In 2013, Valérie returned to the Brussels Bar to join Bernard's team upon their setting up of an autonomous environment and energy practice in a smaller firm. Prior to coming back to private practice, Valérie worked in-house with the Belgian transmission system operator and with a major energy utility.

Bernard and Valérie decided to further develop their practice by launching Industrious on 1 October 2016.

Our values

We are dedicated to serve our clients' legitimate business interests according to the highest standards of professional ethics. Even in the most controversial circumstances.

Our professional reputation enables us to voice our clients' interests with all stakeholders : authorities, jurisdictions, political decision-makers, media and the general public.

Within the team, our professional passion and dedication is based on a genuine respect for the individuals, as only highly motivated professionals are able to sustainably deliver the level of excellence our clients deserve.

Our team

Our offices