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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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Wouter Ghijsels

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 91
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate & Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Wouter Ghijsels is the Managing Partner of the Brussels office of Stibbe. He advises financial institutions, corporate and public sector clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border financial transactions, in particular syndicated lending, acquisition finance, property finance, secured transactions, project finance and leveraged/management buyouts. He works in close collaboration with Stibbe's corporate and real estate partners.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Education

Wouter graduated in law from the University of Antwerp (UA) in 2001 and subsequently from the School of Law at King’s College London, with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree.


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

With ‘a long track record of securitisation transactions in Belgium, having worked for all major banks’, Stibbe has a strong position in the market, and receives praise for its ‘to-the-point, no-nonsense and accurate advice’ and ‘very deep knowledge of the applicable regulations, even in complex transactions’. Its extensive client base sees it receiving instructions from lenders, borrowers, issuers and underwriters. Sofie Heremans was promoted to counsel in 2017; she and Wouter Ghijsels are noted for their ‘commitment and knowledge’. Ivan Peeters and Philip Van Steenwinkel joined PwC Legal in September 2018.

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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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