Glittering Gala Salutes 25th Anniversary of McGuireWoods’ Office in Brussels

November 23, 2015

McGuireWoods' Brussels 25th anniversary party hosted at Autoworld museum (left). Sen. Evan Bayh addresses the gathering (right).

McGuireWoods’ Brussels office celebrated 25 years of McGuireWoods’ presence in Belgium with a gala client reception amid one of the world’s most prized collections of vintage cars at Brussels’ Autoworld museum on Wednesday (November 18, 2015). Evan Bayh, a partner in the Washington office and former U.S. senator and governor of Indiana, headlined the celebration.

The firm was host to clients Afton Chemical, Banque Thaler, BNP Paribas, Embassy of Canada in Belgium, Ford of Europe, Honeywell, JSR Corporation, Lundin Mining Corporation, NIS Gazprom NEFT, Pluriomics and Smithfield Foods. They were among the more than 70 guests who attended the event.

McGuireWoods professionals in attendance from our offices in Brussels, London, Bucharest and the U.S (left). An elegantly inscribed paperweight commemorating the event (right).

In addition to the entire McGuireWoods Brussels office, members of the firm who were present included Managing Partner Tom Cabaniss (Richmond), partners Patrick De Ridder, Dan Peyton and Martin Barrett (all London) and executives from McGuireWoods Consulting: President and Senior Vice President L.F. Payne and Nadia Crisan (both Washington), Public Affairs Director Danut Nicolae Senior Manager Codrin Scutaru and Senior Advisor Wolfgang Schneider (all Bucharest).

Bayh offered his perspectives on the global economy, U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics, as well as last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. A Democrat who has endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race, Bayh also predicted that Donald Trump would not win a term in the White House next year.

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