Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial - Belgium

Tailored, cross-border legal advice

Our corporate clients value both our expertise in cross-border transactions, and the integrated knowledge of our specialist lawyers. We work with some of the world’s largest companies, private equity firms and investors and you get the deal done.

In Brussels our corporate lawyers deliver a broad range of services. These include everything from structuring and executing complex corporate transactions to negotiating commercial agreements. Our legal advice covers:

  • Corporate law
  • Commercial law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Project finance
  • Financial services and regulatory advice.

Advising on every stage of the deal

Thanks to close connections with our law firm’s other international offices, we can provide you with outstanding legal services across multiple jurisdictions. We advise on complex international transactions where we are involved in every stage of a deal – from structuring, due diligence and negotiation through to execution, implementation and post-transaction issues.

We combine our legal expertise with detailed sector knowledge. This allows us to tailor our advice to meet your objectives and needs. And it is why major international enterprises seek our advice on matters such as project financing, assistance with cross-border transactions, corporate housekeeping and legal advice on commercial agreements.

Highlights of our recent work include advising Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc on the acquisition of Belgium-based development company Uteron Pharma and advising value-added distributor Exclusive Networks on the acquisition of Terach, another value-added distributor.

Other highlights include advising:

  • SuperDry, on its retail business in Belgium.
  • Marks & Spencer in its reopening of main general stores in Belgium.
  • EDPR/Greenwind, on project finance for the extension of wind farms in Belgium.

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