In 1972, Mr. Henri VAN BESIEN and Mr. Edward VAN DAELE founded the first lawyers partnership for the Bar in Tournai. It was the beginning of our law firm. At the time, the firm's activities focused on various legal fields within the scope of corporate law.
In 1991, the firm participated in the creation of a cross-border grouping called ESPACE JURIDIQUE AVOCATS.
In 1999, the firm became structured as a civil society in the form of a private limited liability company called "Van Daele, Detournay, Schamps & Associés".
In 2001, the firm was transferred to the current offices in the "Europole" business center, located at Drève Gustave Fache 3 in 7700 Mouscron. At the same time, our network of cross-border offices became a European Economic Interest Grouping.
In 2004, our main office in Tournai moved to the "Excellence" business center, located at Zoning Industriel Ouest, rue de la Grande Couture 2 in 7522 Tournai.
In 2008, Mr. Benoît VERZELE and Mr. Damien CATFOLIS joined Mr. VAN DAELE, DETOURNAY and SCHAMPS to become a new law firm, the SCRL "ESPACE JURIDIQUE AVOCATS".
In 2009, Mr. Axel CABY also became a partner in the SCRL ESPACE JURIDIQUE AVOCATS.