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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
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg and 1 more

Jan Peeters

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 53 75
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate & Finance.

Position

Managing Partner.

Career

Jan Peeters specialises in mergers and acquisitions (public and private companies), capital market operations (IPOs, public takeover bids and public to private transactions), corporate finance and venture capital transactions. In addition, he is active in the regulation of activities of domestic and foreign credit institutions, investment firms and insurance companies active in Belgium.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Member

Jan is former chair of the Banking, Finance and Securities Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is also the author of various publications in the areas of corporate law and financial services regulations.

Education

Jan graduated in law from the Universiteit Antwerpen (1986) and holds an LL.M degree from Berkeley Law.


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Jan Peeters - Stibbe

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: 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: EU regulatory

Financial services

Within: Financial services

Stibbe advises a mix of financial institutions, listed companies and investment funds on regulatory, compliance, supervision and enforcement issues, including UCITS, MiFID and market abuse regulation. Jan Peeters is the name to note. Key clients include ABN Amro, Belfius Bank and the National Bank of Belgium. Ivan Peeters is now with PwC Legal.

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Belgium: Industry focus

Energy

Within: Energy

Stibbe is highlighted for its ‘in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience’, ‘quick, to-the-point responses’ and ‘practical and business-oriented approach’. In addition, the firm ‘understands the sector, including the policy makers, energy market regulators, communal entities and private sector players active in the field’. The team had another successful year in 2017, expanding its client base with new client wins and strengthening its footprint in the offshore wind and gas sectors with involvement in significant projects. Frederik Vandendriessche heads the practice. Other names to note are ‘quick and smart corporate lawyerJan Peeters, counsel Sofie Heremans and associate Cedric Degreef.

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