Over the course of a 12-year career in highly reputed international law firms, Sofie Heremans has acquired an excellent reputation as a strategic advisor for banking and finance matters, with a focus on acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, general corporate lending and financial restructurings. Her work was recognised last year by The Legal 500 directory, which ranked Sofie as "Next Generation Lawyer".
Sofie joins Fieldfisher from Stibbe where she spent 8 years in the banking and finance team.
Jean-François Germain and Claudio Mereu, Co-Managing Partners, commented: "We are proud that our firm has been able to recruit a top and recognised talent like Sofie. She brings a wealth of expertise and adds new capabilities to our growing transactional practice. She will be an excellent addition to the firm and we are delighted to have her on board."
Corporate partner Thomas Lenné added: "With the credit markets becoming more sophisticated and global every year, it has become crucial for clients to have access to first class expert advice. Sofie's excellent reputation combined with her impressive expertise will be a great complement to our Corporate and other practices."
Sofie Heremans added: "I am delighted to join Fieldfisher today and embark in an exciting adventure. The Brussels office, which was created 13 years ago and now has more than 45 lawyers, is launching its banking and finance practice and I am looking forward to working together with my peers to add new capabilities to the firm's rich offering and adding further value for our clients. The full service offering of the Brussels office and the extensive network of offices within Fieldfisher will be of great value to my clients."
Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, technology, finance & financial services, life sciences and media. Our pan European Corporate Finance Practice is recognised by the independent legal directories for M&A and private equity transactions.
Our network has more than 1,550 people working across 25 offices providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.
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