I have almost 15 years of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and capital markets transactions. I also advise on corporate restructurings and more general corporate issues.
My clients include Belgian and multinational corporations, private equity investors and family offices.
My work is recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 thanks to the kind recommendations of clients and peers. I was also voted Belgian M&A Lawyer of the Year 2017 and again of the Year 2018 in the Client Choice Awards.
I graduated from Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) and completed an LL.M. at Duke University School of Law (North Carolina, USA).
I am a native Dutch and German speaker, and I also speak English, French, and Spanish.
What others say…
He often advises listed companies on M&A transactions. Clients describe him as A very strong negotiator, knowing when he needs to stand firm and when to be flexible.
The "proactive, solution-driven and knowledgeable" Thomas Lenné is a key name to note; he "combines a classic M&A and private equity practice with a capital markets practice".
Clients laud his "absolutely outstanding performance" in recent M&A transactions, adding: "It's quite remarkable the way he managed to interact with us and deal with matters in a limited amount of time." Others appreciate his "broad knowledge of M&A and international regulation".
The team was further bolstered in 2017 by the arrival of "excellent business lawyer" Thomas Lenné from Baker McKenzie.