Moore Stephens Verschelden, Belgium has merged
with Walkiers & Co.

Moore Stephens Verschelden has 185 staff while
Walkiers & Co has 60 staff specialising in maritime and
international business.

The newly merged firm, which will continue to
work under the Moore Stephens Verschelden brand, will have three
offices, in Antwerp, Gant and Brussels.

 “We are projecting aggressive growth and
aim to employ close to 500 staff in a few years time for the whole
of Belgium,” Moore Stephens Verschelden chief executive Frans
Verschelden said.

Moore Stephens Verschelden also has an office
in Shanghai and said the merger will allow the combined firm to put
more depth in its audit service line and to stay on top of all
international audit standards.