Arthur Andersen forms Belgian link

Arthur Andersen Bedrijfsrevisoren has agreed in principal to link up with Caestecker & Partners. It has had an informal alliance with the firm since its inception in 1997.

A formal relationship between lawyers and non-lawyers was outlawed in Belgium until 6 February when the Institute of Corporate Auditors and the French Order of Lawyers in Brussels agreed to allow partnerships between accountants and lawyers.

The agreement allows both parties to jointly manage material assets including IT, buildings, administrative personnel and furniture