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Robrecht Coppens

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Robrecht is partner and member of Loyens & Loeff's Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium and heads the firm’s multidisciplinary and cross-office Start-up & Venture Capital Team.


Robrecht specialises in international and domestic M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also advises on matters of general corporate law and corporate restructuring. Robrecht regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and actively coaches young entrepreneurs and start-ups. He is mentioned as ‘next generation lawyer’ by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018) in the field of Private Equity.



  • 2019: Partner, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2014: Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2011: Associate, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2007: Associate, Altius


Robrecht speaks Dutch, English and French.


Robrecht is member of the Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).


Robrecht holds a Master's degree in Corporate Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Belgium, 2007) and a Law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, 2006).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

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: Next Generation Partners

Robrecht Coppens - Loyens & Loeff

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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The Netherlands: Private Equity

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Belgium: Private Equity

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  Belgium . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Equity. [Continue Reading]

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