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Laga

GATEWAY BUILDING, LUCHTAVEN NATIONAAL 1J, 1930 ZAVENTEM, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 800 70 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 800 70 01
Email:
Web:
www.laga.be

Werner Van Lembergen

Tel:
Work +32 2 800 70 33
Email:
Deloitte Legal

Work Department

Banking & finance, Real estate

Position

Werner heads the banking and finance practice of Laga. He has extensive experience in complex transactions and advisory mandates in the areas of corporate and syndicate bank financings, structured finance, real estate finance, asset finance, public finance and project finance. He and his 15 lawyer team are also very actively involved in debt capital markets and fintech related initiatives. Werner acts for Belgian and international lenders, institutional investors, private equity investors and the Belgian federal en regional governments and agencies (including the regulators and banking authorities). Finally, Werner has a longstanding practice involving rating agencies.

The Laga banking & finance practice closely works with the finance teams of a selected number of leading US and UK law firms.


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Werner Van Lembergen - Laga

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Laga's team of 'experienced and dedicated lawyers' is equally capable in domestic and cross-border banking, finance and debt capital markets matters; 'it explains local law issues in clear, commercially relevant terms' and also has 'a good understanding of the London market'. In addition, the firm's position in the Deloitte member firm network enables it to add value in relation to financial regulatory advice (including Basel III, Solvency II and Eurostat/ESR), and also the tax aspects of complex transactions. The 'extremely well-connected'¬†Werner Van Lembergen, who¬†leads the team, is 'responsive, pragmatic and consistently impresses instructing solicitors and clients alike'. The group is particularly active in public sector capital expenditure financings; Van Lembergen is acting for the hospitals network of Antwerp on a complex debt restructuring of more than ‚ā¨700m. He is also working with senior associate¬†Laurent Godts¬†and others to advise the European Investment Bank on various financings; recent work included assisting the client with the provision of finance to Biocartis¬†to finance investments in research and development (including industrialisation) and commercialisation of infectious diseases diagnostics solutions. Elsewhere, the firm assists clients with acquisition finance transactions and high-yield bond issuances, among other matters.

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