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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com
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Dries Hommez

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 56 62
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate & Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Dries Hommez specialises in corporate matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and real estate related transactions. He also has extensive experience in financial law and corporate finance. His clients include institutional investors and private equity funds (which he has assisted in investment and funding types of transactions), private companies, and publicly-listed companies (which he has advised on national and cross-border transactions). Furthermore, Dries has extensive experience in transactions in the real estate sector.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Education

Dries graduated in law at the Universiteit Gent in 2000.


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Stibbe’s corporate department is ‘a high-quality, one-stop shop’, which ‘delivers the quality of the big international firms but at local rates’. It regularly handles high-profile M&A, and has recently seen an uptick in work involving public entities, where it leverages its sizeable public law team. Highlights included Pascal Vanden Borre’s advice to Moody’s on its €3bn acquisition of Bureau van Dijk. Dries Hommez has ‘a modest and down-to-earth approach, but should not be underestimated’. Stefan Odeurs, Marc Fyon and Jan Peeters are also noted.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Dries Hommez - Stibbe

Within: Private equity

The ‘strong team of business professionals’ at Stibbe has vast experience in private equity and venture capital investments, either working with major funds directly or through collaboration with leading international law firms. Recent highlights include its work as investor’s counsel to Belgian private equity fund Fin.Co on its acquisition of Sipm Group, where Dries Hommez took a lead role. Practice head Stefan Odeurs assisted Gilde with the buy- and carve-out of Linde subsidiary Chemogas. The team also counts Gimv, Creafund and KKR among its longstanding clients. Jan Peeters and Wouter Ghijsels are also noted.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Manufacturing

Within: Manufacturing

Stibbe provides ‘an excellent service’ to domestic and multinational companies in the manufacturing sector, regularly handling M&A, competition law issues, technology transfer and project development matters, among others. Other specialisms include advising on EU directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and litigation concerning Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. In the field of corporate and private equity, the team recently advised the shareholders of Punch Powertrain on the sale of their shares to Yinyi Group; Dries Hommez led the advice. Ignace Vernimme and Hendrik Viaene are also active in the manufacturing sector.

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