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Marc heads the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Brussels. He is also the Managing Partner of Loyens & Loeff Belgium.
Marc has considerable experience in project finance, secured financing, derivatives, clearing and settlement, financial restructuring and securitisation. He is particularly renowned for his expertise in Euroclear related matters, asset-based financing and the financing of large renewable energy projects. His clients include both investors and lenders. Marc is a regular speaker at conferences on cross-border financing topics, and has written various articles on finance related subjects. He also acts as Belgian counsel to ISDA and the banking associations constituting a German Banking Industry Committee (Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft) in relation to industry opinions on netting and collateral. He is mentioned in his field of expertise as leading expert by Chambers & Partners (Global & Europe), Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR 1000. Marc has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2001.
2006: Partner, Loyens & Loeff; 2001: Associate, Loyens & Loeff; Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Marc worked as Director in a derivatives services company, as Vice President in a leading financial services firm and Associate in a major bank.
Marc works in Dutch, English and French.
Marc holds a Law degree from the KU Leuven (Belgium, 1989), a Postgraduate degree in Economic Law from the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1990), and a M.A. in International Studies, Law and Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins University (Bologna, Italy, 1991 and Washington D.C., United-States, 1992).
Banking, finance and capital markets
Within: Banking, finance and capital markets
The ‘very responsive’ team at Loyens & Loeff ‘strikes a balance between legal risk and commercial considerations’. It advised Deutsche Bank as facility agent and Belfius as security agent on financing the acquisition of a gaming company. Department head Marc Vermylen is able to give ‘sound advice on the fly’.
Insolvency and restructuring
Within: Insolvency and restructuring
Loyens & Loeff has high-profile domestic and international companies in its list of key clients, as well as financial institutions such as ING Bank and Bank of Scotland. The firm assisted consumer electronics manufacturer Pioneer Europe with a major restructuring of its European headquarters. Practice head Stefaan Deckmyn and Marc Vermylen are the names to note.
Belgium: Industry focus
Loyens & Loeff is known for its ‘pragmatic and down-to-earth’ renewable energy team. The firm demonstrated its ability by advising several distribution grid operators of the Infrax group regarding new rules on access tariffs. The practice also continued to be heavily involved in offshore wind farm projects. Nobelwind and Gas Natural are key clients. Practice head Thomas Chellingsworth and finance expert Marc Vermylen are recommended.