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Banking and Finance

Whether you are a lender or a borrower, you can expect sophisticated and pragmatic advice on corporate funding and related security schemes. Our team has the know-how, the size and the international capacity, to ensure successful deal-making in Belgium and abroad.

Our team includes experts on retail banking products and services, consumer credit, mortgages, financial law and payment mechanisms. We  advise clients on regulatory banking matters – such as Basel III – and often assist clients negotiate with regulators.

Banks and companies also rely on our team for assistance with insolvencies and work-outs, as well as debt rescheduling and corporate restructuring.

Our team has a strong expertise in handling litigation in relation to the matters referred to above.

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Recent work highlights include:

  • A key role in a number of  government-led bank rescues in the period 2008-2012.
  • Giving advice on the set-up of retail banking products (mortgage and consumer credit) and payment schemes to the largest banking institutions and to several niche players (captive leasing companies, credit insurers, foreign banks, payment service providers, etc).
  • Taking leading roles in large court administration proceedings and landmark litigation cases (Supreme Court).
  • Assisting a Belgian/French manufacturer to negotiating a cross-border syndicated credit facility and related security scheme.
  • Working on complex vendor finance and asset backed funding schemes.
  • Giving expert assistance to clients in project finance, leasing and factoring, or industry specific types of lending (automotive, heavy industry, transport).
  • The practice is a lead player in real estate finance in close cooperation with our Real Estate team, and is regularly called upon in relation to some of the largest transactions in the Belgian market.

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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick is "a reliable adviser in insolvency and restructuring matters". (Legal 500 - Insolvency and Restructuring - 2016)

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has an “excellent” reputation. (Legal 500 – Insolvency and Restructuring – 2015)

 The “excellent” Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick is “result-focused” and “good value for money”. Paul Vandepitte is “pragmatic” and “knowledgeable”. (Legal 500 – Insolvency and Restructuring – 2014)