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Corporate and M&A

Our team offers trusted advisors who will provide you with practical and business-wise solutions in all Corporate and M&A matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, corporate reorganisations, corporate advice, private equity, joint ventures and corporate litigation.

You can rely on our team, which is one of the largest in Belgium, for all types of transactions from on-going to the most complex business. By combining their expertise and knowledge, our attorneys address your needs in corporate and M&A quickly, whether they arise in Belgium or abroad. For cross-border transactions, we work on a daily basis with top-tier foreign law firms.

      Partner, Head of practice

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Recent work includes:

  • A key role in the corporate and M&A aspects of the high-profile acquisition by the Belgian State of two major Belgian banks.
  • Assisting the Belgian State against Ping An in relation to the CIRDI Fortis case Assisting the leading operator of hypermarkets, large-scale retail centres and other groups in Belgium with their corporate reorganisations.
  • Assisting a major German motor vehicle manufacturer with its acquisition of a Dutch financial conglomerate’s car leasing business, and in the subsequent Belgian corporate reorganisation.
  • Advising a large corporation active in hazardous and non-hazardous waste treatment on the disposal of its non-hazardous waste activities in Belgium.
  • Assisting a large fund with various large scale infrastructure and/or transportation projects (assistance with setting up the consortium structure, project management, bidding process, etc).
  • Regularly giving advice about credit institutions, insurance companies and company groups’ corporate governance structure.
  • Regularly advising on delicate corporate law issues.

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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick receives a great deal of praise as being “highly responsive and reliable”. -- Legal 500 – Corporte/M&A – 2016

Damien Conem has extensive experience of cross-border M&A and investment involving the Democratic Republic of Congo. Clients enthuse that "he is tireless, responsive and has very good client focus." -- Chambers Global – Corporate/M&A – 2016

Department co-head Philippe Malherbe is “a very good lawyer. His legal thinking is sharp and correct and he is very hands-on." -- Chambers Global – Corporate/M&A – 2016

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick gives “straight-to-the-point advice” and is valued for its “good international network”. -- Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A – 2015

Philippe Malherbe is notable for his extensive transactional experience, coupled with his knowledge of tax law. -- Legal 500 – Corporate and M&A – 2015

Praise for our Corporate and M&A department from clients: "The lawyers are real specialists, and we are confident that they know the law inside out, and on top of that their approach is pragmatic, fluid and flexible." -- Chambers Europe – Corporate and M&A – 2015

According to sources, Philippe Malherbe maintains "a global view of the file, and has the capacity for real creativity in negotiations." -- Chambers Europe – Corporate and M&A – 2014

"Dans l’ensemble, nous avons été impressionnés par l’excellente prestation de Liedekerke, sa qualité, sa fiabilité et sa disponibilité. Nous voudrions souligner le niveau exceptionnel du service, du soutien et des conseils que nous avons reçus de la part de l’équipe Corporate et M&A. Leurs connaissances, la justesse de leurs avis, leur sens des affaires et leur sérieux nous ont été d’une aide inestimable pour la progression de la transaction. En dépit des défis qu’elle posait (transaction transfrontalière impliquant un acheteur étranger, un vendeur belge et sa société mère étrangère, à conclure dans un délai très court avec des équipes travaillant sous différents fuseaux horaires), elle a été conclue comme prévu grâce aux conseils efficaces et judicieux prodigués par Liedekerke."

"Indiscutablement, Liedekerke offre un service de premier ordre et fait preuve d’un niveau remarquable de compétence et de fiabilité."

-- Citation anonyme d'un client