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Capital Markets

Combining the firm’s over 50 years of experience in securities laws advisory with the domestic and international transaction experience of a young and dynamic group of partners, our capital markets practice is one of the up and coming groups on the Belgian legal market.

Our group is dedicated to helping clients raise funds through debt, equity and equity-linked solutions. We assist on both initial and secondary offerings and cover equity, debt and equity linked capital markets transactions (through public offerings or private placement transactions, including ABBs), structured finance and securitization transactions. In addition, we advise on a daily basis on all kinds of securities law matters (including on periodic disclosures, transparency legislation and market abuse regulation).

We can draw on the expertise from our international network of preferred firms, enabling us to provide effective cross-border assistance whenever necessary.

 

Damien CONEM
Partner, Head of Corporate & Finance Practice
d.conem@liedekerke.com
T : +32 2 551 14 85
Wim DEDECKER
Partner, Lead of Capital Markets Group
w.dedecker@liedekerke.com
T : +32 2 551 16 02


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Recent work includes:

  • Assisting a leading Belgian financial institution as joint bookrunner on a secondary offering private placement transaction of shares of a Euronext listed company. (2020)
  • Advising several international issuers on the Belgian law aspects of a potential migration of their shares to the Euroclear settlement system post-Brexit. (2020)
  • Assisting Belgium’s leading steel wire company listed on euronext on its EUR 200M public offering of retail bonds. One of the first Belgian transactions under PR3. (2019)
  • Assisting a leading Belgian financial institution as sole coordinator of a private placement transaction of bonds for an engineering group. (2019)
  • Advising a financial institution on an issuer substitution process. (2020)
  • Assisting a London Stock Exchange listed company on the Belgian aspects of its international £60M rights issue. (2018)
  • Assisting a leading Belgian financial institution as co-manager in the EUR 134M public offering of shares of a Euronext listed real estate investment company through a rights issue and accelerated private placement bookbuilding. (2018)
  • Advising several issuers and financial institutions in respect of the Belgian aspects of high yield bond offerings.

What others say about us

'The cooperation was very efficient. The lawyers we worked with were extremely helpful and very kind, and the services rendered were excellent and provided perfectly on time'.

'Wim Dedecker is a key contact for clients'.

-- Chambers Europe 2021


“We had a very good experience working with Wim Dedecker [...]. They are very pleasant to deal with, responsive and reliable.”

 

The team at Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick 'combines excellent local expertise and a full-service practice with a client-first mentality'.

“Freya Mareels has a deep understanding of the banking and finance market, and is knowledgeable both technically and in terms of market practices. She also communicates clearly and quickly goes to the essence of the matter”

“They are a very responsive team and easy to work with. They give accurate fee estimates and do not surprise with unexpected fees. Their lawyers are first-rate and provide commercially sensible and comprehensive advice.”

-- Legal 500, 2020


Clients admire the "flexibility and availability" of the lawyers, in addition to their constructive advice.

Freya Mareels is noted by the market as a rising star whose name is "really worthwhile mentioning.

Jacques Meunier assists listed companies and shareholders with public takeover bids, call option agreements and equity raises. Clients value his "excellent communication skills and ability to sense the critical matters."

-- Chambers and Partners, 2020


Clients describe the firm as a "safe pair of hands," adding that they "work tirelessly around the clock, and do it accurately."

Jacques Meunier is "an experienced lawyer who can explain legal matters in an understandable way"

Clients say: "We like working with Freya Mareels because we can really rely on her," adding that "she is always very responsive."

-- Chambers and Partners, 2019