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WOLUWE ATRIUM, RUE NEERVELD 101-103, 1200 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Wim Vande Velde

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Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Wim is partner and member of Loyens & Loeff’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium and member of the Real Estate Team.

Position

Wim has extensive experience in national and international M&A transactions for both listed and non-listed companies, as well as in corporate restructuring. 
HIs focus is on the real estate and private equity sector. His clients include buyout funds, investment funds and national and international industrial corporations. Wim is a regular speaker at conferences on corporate and M&A topics and has written various articles on these topics.  Wim is mentioned as ‘next generation lawyer’ by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018 edition).
Wim has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1999.

Career

2004: Loyens & Loeff.
Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Wim worked in the Belgian and Paris offices of a premier international law firm.

Languages

Wim works in Dutch, French and English

Member

Wim is member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

Wim holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium, 1999) and a Master in Real Estate from the KU Leuven (Belgium, 2016).


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Next generation lawyers

Wim Vande Velde - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'business-minded' corporate and M&A practice group at Loyens & Loeff 'combines quality work' with 'a proactive and pragmatic' approach. In a transaction led by practice head Grégoire Jakhian, the team assisted Gener8 Maritime on its merger with Euronav. The department was also instructed by CTH on its acquisition of Ferrara Candy Company from L Catterton, including on the structure of the deal across Belgium, the US and Luxembourg. In another work highlight, a team including 'pragmatic' senior associate Robrecht Coppens, who attracts praise for his 'very solid technical background', advised General Electric Company on the Belgian aspects of the global restructuring of its oil and gas business. Peter Callens has considerable experience handling domestic and international transactions. The 'efficient, result-oriented' Wim Vande Velde and Godfried Ampe are also key names to note, particularly for real estate and energy sector matters respectively. Stefan Deckmyn left the firm for an in-house role.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Loyens & Loeff  has a well-established client base of private equity and venture capital firms, with clients including Marlin Equity Partners, Anthemis Group and AAC Capital. The group acted for New Mountain Capital on the Belgian aspects of its £820m sale of Alexander Mann Solutions to Omers Private Equity. In another highlight, the team assisted Iconiq Capital with its investment in Collibra. The department is headed by Grégoire Jakhian, Peter Callens and Wim Vande Velde, and includes senior associate Robrecht Coppens. Stefaan Deckmyn left the firm.

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  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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