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Corporate/M&A
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Provided by Michel Bonne

Practice Areas

Michel is head of the transactional services team at Van Bael & Bellis. He specialises in cross-border and Belgian M&A transactions. He advises clients on a wide range of transactions, including restructuring (distressed or not), private M&A, capital markets (IPOs, secondary offerings and take-over bids), private equity and venture capital placements, real estate transactions, joint ventures and acquisition finance.

Michel’s practice covers a broad range of sectors, including renewable energy, finance, telecommunications, retail, real estate, pharmaceuticals, aviation and biotech.

Michel is recommended by all leading directories and recognised as ‘a high-profile M&A lawyer who produces high-quality work’. He is noted as a ‘frontrunner’ in the market whose ‘expertise is unrivalled’.

Career

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2001-2008); Van Bael & Bellis (2008 - Present).

Professional Memberships

Member of the Brussels Bar.

Publications

Michel regularly speaks at conferences and publishes widely on M&A matters.

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Corporate/M&A - Belgium
3
Band 3

Michel Bonne is lauded for being "always quick to respond" and "very pleasant to work with." He is highly experienced acting on the Belgian aspects of international M&A transactions, often representing private equity clients.

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