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).

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.

Mr. Havet is an alternate counsellor at the Court of Appeal of Mons.

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 on building regulation (real estate and construction law) and urban planning at the University of Mons.
 
She notably hosts training courses in the field of environmental law taught to local government officers by the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Wallonia.
 
He is also a professor at the traineeship of the Brabant Wallon, Charleroi, Mons and Tournai’s Bars. He teaches the administrative law course.
 
He also is the chairman of the Chamber for conciliation, arbitration and madiation with rgard to real estate (Chambre de conciliation, d'arbitrage  et de médiation en matière immobilière (CCAI)).
 
He is the author of numerous speeches and publications concerning urban planning law, environmental law and civil real estate law.
 
Benoit Havet is a member of the Association Belge Francophone du Droit de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme (ABeFDATU).
 
He is member of the Environmental Law Network International (ELNI).

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 was a councillator of the Bar from 2003 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2016.

He is a member of the Administrative law commission of the French- and German-speaking Bars in Belgium.

He is a member of the editorial board of the periodical “Pli juridique”.

Annabelle Vanhuffel

Annabelle Vanhuffel graduated in law at the University of Liège.

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.

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.
 
She notably hosts training courses in the field of environmental law taught to local government officers by the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Wallonia.
 
Annabelle Vanhuffel is a member of the Association Belge Francophone du Droit de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de l’Urbanisme (ABeFDATU).

 

Pierre-Yves Mélotte 

Pierre-Yves Mélotte has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain.
 
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.
 

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.

She is a member of the Board of the Conference of the Brabant Wallon Young Bar.

 

Leyla Serbes

Leyla Serbes has a master’s degree in law issued by the Free University of Brussels, and an additional master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Analysis of European Construction, issued by Saint-Louis University of and the Catholic University of Louvain.. 

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.

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.

She 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 2016.
 

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.

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.
 
He is member of the Environmental Law Network International (ELNI).

 

Gilles de Harenne

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

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

 

Romain Vincent

Romain Vincent has a master’s degree in law issued by the Catholic University of Louvain.

He is studying a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Real Estate Law, in the Saint-Louis University of Brussels and de the Catholic University of Louvain.


Administration and accounting


Anne-Catherine Mercier

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

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