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Wim Vande Velde

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


Wim has extensive experience in (inter)national M&A transactions (for both listed and unlisted companies), private equity investments as well as in general corporate (restructuring) matters. Wim has particular experience in the real estate and in the private equity sector. His clients include both listed and non-listed companies,  buyout funds, investment funds and mid-sized companies. Wim has published several articles on M&A and private equity topics and acted as speaker on national and international conferences on  corporate and M&A topics, and has written various articles on these subjects as well as on corporate governance matters.. Wim has been a member of the Bar since 1999.


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


Wim works in Dutch, French and English


Wim is member of the International Bar Association.


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).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Wim Vande Velde - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Loyens & Loeff’s team provides ‘quality legal advice’ and demonstrates ‘commercial and strategic thinking’. It has a well-established client base which includes major players in the industrial, consumer goods, financial services and energy sectors, and, as an independent firm, remains a popular choice for international law firms looking for legal counsel in the Benelux region. In 2017, a cross-office and cross-practice team that included Stefaan Deckmyn and counsel Godfried Ampe advised PMV Fund Management and Rebel Infra Developers on the establishment of a new alternative investment fund. Grégoire Jakhian heads the practice; other key practitioners include Wim Vande Velde, who made partner in July 2017, and Peter Callens -

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Loyens & Loeff provides ‘a very good and commercially minded service’ to its clients, which include leading Belgium, Benelux and international private equity houses. In recent developments, the firm established a multidisciplinary and cross-office start-up team in 2016, headed by senior associate Robrecht Coppens. It also has a strong track record in venture capital transactions. Its capacity to advise on fund formation and structuring, through its cooperation with the firm’s Benelux funds practice, is another distinguishing feature. A team led by Grégoire Jakhian and Wim Vande Velde recently assisted new client Iconiq Capital with an investment in Belgian company Collibra. Other clients include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Lion Capital and Doughty Hanson. Stefaan Deckmyn heads the practice.

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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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