Cabinet HAVET & VANHUFFEL – Avocats

Our team

The law firm consists of a team of lawyers with the following qualifications :

  • Practical experience : our lawyers have pragmatic knowledge of the matter as a result of case management and collaboration with other actors in the field ;
  • Theoretical experience : our lawyers have specific theoretical knowledge of the matters dealt with, resulting from specialisation, post-graduate studies and written preliminary research ;
  • Speed of implementation : our lawyers can act quickly thanks to the sharing of knowledge and team work ;
  • Availability : our lawyers attend to our clients ;
  • Transparency : our lawyers provide our clients with clear information concerning their work methods, fees and the course of events ;
  • Deontology : our lawyers are subject to the ethics of the Ordre (Belgian bar association).

The Lawyers


Benoit Havet

Benoit Havet graduated in law at the Catholic University of Louvain (Université Catholique de Louvain) in 1991 and has been working as a lawyer since 1993.

He bears the title of “specialiste en droit de l’urbanisme et de l’environnement” (specialist in urban planning law and environmental law) pursuant to the regulations of the French-and-German Speaking Bars Association of Belgium from June 11th 2007.

He was a lecturer at the University of Liège from 1997 to 2007 in the context of training programs for officials on the topic of planning and environment.
 
He is a lecturer at the University of Mons from 2007. 

He currently delivers lectures on building regulations (real estate contracts and construction law) and urban planning.

He also works as a conciliator and arbitrates within the chamber for conciliation, arbitration and mediation with regard to real estate (Chambre de conciliation, d’arbitrage et de mediation en matière immobilier (CCAI)).

He is the author of many interventions and publications concerning urban planning and environmental law as well as civil property law.

He leads the drafting of the Mémento de l’urbanisme en Région wallonne (Kluwer editions).

Benoit Havet is a member of the Association Belge Francophone du Droit de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme (ABeFDATU).

Benoit Havet held the chairmanship of the Conférence du Jeune Barreau de Nivelles in the judicial year of 2002-2003.

He also served as chairman of the Commission des Conférences des Jeunes Barreaux de l’Ordre des Barreaux Francophones et Germanophone de Belgique from 2003-2004.

He currently serves as councillator of the Bar, a position he had already held from 2003 to 2005.

He was a recurring speaker at the Conférence du Jeune Barreau in 2005.

Annabelle Vanhuffel

Annabelle Vanhuffel graduated in law at the University of Liège and has been working as a lawyer since 2003.

She obtained a degree in specialized legal studies in Environmental Law and Public Real Estate Law from the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and The Catholic University of Louvain in 2006.

She was a research assistant (Seminar for Land Use Planning and Environmental Law) at the law faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain during the year 2007.

Annabelle Vanhuffel is the author of several publications on the subject of planning development law.

She also lectures on those topics in the context of conferences and training.

Catherine François

Catherine François graduated in law at the Catholic University of Louvain and has been working as a lawyer since 2006.

She also obtained a university certificate in insurance law and civil liability, issued by the Catholic University of Leuven in 2013.

Elodie Marie 

Elodie Marie has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain in 2011. She has been working as a lawyer since 2011.

She is studying a master’s degree in Environmental Law and public Real Estate Law at the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and the Catholic University of Louvain.

Pierre-Yves Mélotte 

Pierre-Yves Mélotte has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain in 2011.
 
He has been working as a lawyer since 2011.

He is teacher assistant in SERES (Seminar for Land Use Planning and Environmental Law) at the law faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain from 2013.

He also has a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Public Real Estate Law, issued by the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and the Catholic University of Louvain in 2012.
 

He is the author of several publications.

 

Tiffany Pastur

Tiffany Pastur has a master’s degree in law issued by the Free University of Brussels in 2012.

She has been working as a lawyer since 2012.

Leyla Serbes

Leyla Serbes has a master’s degree in law issued by the Free University of Brussels in 2009, and an additional master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European Construction, issued by Saint-Louis University of and the Catholic University of Louvain in 2010. She has been working as a lawyer since 2011. 

She also has a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Public Real Estate Law, issued by the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and the Catholic University ofLouvain and the Catholic University of Louvain in 2013.

Until 2012, she was Professor Pascale Lecocq's teacher assitant in Real Estate Law at the University of Mons.

She is coauthor of the "Memento de l'urbanisme en Région wallonne".

Emilie Maigre

Emilie Maigre has a master’s degree in law issued by the University of Liège in 2013.

She has been working as a lawyer since 2013.

She is studying a master’s degree in Environmental Law and public Real Estate Law at the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and the Catholic University of Louvain.

She is coauthor of the "Memento de l'urbanisme en Région wallonne".


Emmanuel Antoine 

Emmanuel Antoine has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain in 2014.

He has been working as a lawyer since 2015.

He has a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Real Estate Law, issued by the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and the Catholic University of Louvain in 2015.
 

Gilles de Harenne

Gilles de Harenne has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain in 2014.

He has been working as a lawyer since 2015.

He has a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Real Estate Law, issued by the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and de the 




Administration and accounting


Anne-Catherine Mercier

Mrs. Anne-Catherine Mercier has a candidate’s diploma in law, issued by the Free University of Brussels in 1997. She leads the secretariat and the accounting service.

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