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Loyens & Loeff

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Substantial Benelux practice frequently acting alongside the firm's other offices on cross-border transactions. Advises on acquisitions and divestments in a range of sectors, including energy, chemicals, telecoms and manufacturing. Increasingly active advising international private equity houses on domestic and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions. Also assists with business restructurings, often working alongside the firm's highly regarded tax and finance practices.

Strengths

One client praises the "really good team effort," adding that the team is "incredibly responsive and able to give us very quick and succinct answers."

Another client notes the lawyers have "good availability, a quick turnaround and are very straightforward."

Work highlights

Assisted Jacobs Engineering with the pre-acquisition restructuring and carve-out of part of its business.

Notable practitioners

Robrecht Coppens is experienced in both domestic and international restructuring and M&A transactions and acts for clients from the engineering, telecommunications and financial industries. One client praises Coppens for his "no-nonsense and straightforward" approach, adding that he manages to have "a quick comprehension of the problem and an understanding of how to find a practical solution." Another client adds that Coppens is "a great guy to work with."

Thomas Lenné assists clients from the private equity, manufacturing and energy sectors with domestic and cross-border acquisitions and restructurings. One client comments: "He is very knowledgeable of his client's needs, with a natural international mindset, which makes him able to anticipate questions and be immediately ready with answers and smart, practical solutions." Another client notes that he is "proactive, business-oriented and very well experienced." He joined Loyens & Loeff in March 2021.

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Overview

What our Corporate M&A practice is best known for:

  • Our practice is one of the largest corporate law and M&A practices in Belgium,​and adequately handles the legal work for across the business spectrum in allcorporate areas.
  • We have a true multidisciplinary approach within the firm, covering a wide range of legal areas, tax, finance and accounting, in local and cross-border transactions.  
  • We offer the best of the two worlds: a strong global and local practice. We are a well-known independent player for major local and cross border transactions. Because of our excellent track records, the strong reputation of our team members and our multidisciplinary approach, we are a preferred Benelux partner for top international clients. 
  • To an important extent, our practice also encompasses Private Equity transactions: we regularly assist US, UK and Benelux Private Equity players, mainly in buy-outs. 
  • We have expertise in acquisitions out of distressed companies, as well as in M&A transactions in a conflict situation and corporate litigation (including arbitration).
  • Most members of our Corporate M&A practice have had a prior all-round legal education and, in addition to significant experience in M&A deals, they have an invaluable exposure to corporate structuring, giving them exceptional technical expertise.

Members

Jakhian, Grégoire (Head of Department)

Coppens, Robrecht

Coppens, Robrecht

Lenné, Thomas

Vande Velde, Wim

Corporate/M&A

Loyens & Loeff

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Location

Tervurenlaan 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1040

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Corporate/M&A


Robrecht Coppens
Up and Coming
Thomas Lenné
Band 4