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Koen Panis

Loyens & Loeff

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Banking & Finance


Koen Panis is based in Brussels and is a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group, the Energy Team & and Real Estate Team. He specialises in international and local finance transactions and is renowned for his experience in the real estate & renewable energy sector.


Koen specialises in real estate & project financing, project development and PPP and has developed a leading expertise in the real estate & renewable energy sector where he advises on solar, onshore and offshore wind projects throughout the Benelux.

Koen also specializes in general secured financing, especially in asset based finance, factoring and capital markets related matters.

His clients include financial institutions, large corporations, investors and project developers.


Dutch, English, French


Law degree, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2005

LL.M. in Banking & Finance Law, King’’ s College, London (United Kingdom), 2006


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Next Generation Partners

Koen Panis - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Loyens & Loeff's banking and finance team is praised by clients for its 'responsiveness and pragmatism'. It works collaboratively with other practices to cover the entire ambit of advice on transactional, general advisory and regulatory issues to corporates and financial institutions. One of the cornerstones of the practice is in the project finance arena, where the group's 'in-depth knowledge and experience' is particularly evident in sectors such as renewable energy and infrastructure. The firm has been involved in the financing and development of all offshore wind farms in Belgium to date. Team head Marc Vermylen, Thomas Chellingsworth and others are acting as borrower's counsel to Northwester II NV on financing the development of a 218.5MW offshore wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea. Vermylen also recently led a team, which included senior associate Jan Missoul, in the advice to KBC Bank on the development, construction and financing of a biomass plant near Unilin’s production site in Wielsbeke, Belgium. Elsewhere, Vermylen and Koen Panis are sought-after for their experience in asset-based lending and trade receivables programmes; clients in this area include Wells Fargo, HSBC and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The group also handles various other transactions; a recent highlight involved Panis acting for Selecta Group on financing its acquisition of Pelican Rouge. It also has a notable real estate finance offering. In addition, the team also advises a wide variety of clients on the regulation of financial services and products, including investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds. In the debt capital markets arena, the group's work includes high-yield and convertible bond issues, among other matters.

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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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