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Lydian

TOUR & TAXIS, HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 787 90 99
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Virginie Bazelmans

Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 40
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be/team/virginie-bazelmans
Lydian

Work Department

Corporate & Finance

Position

Virginie has considerable experience in Mergers & Acquisitions and is a member of the Brussels bar. 

Career

Virginie started her career at CBC Banque and as associate at Liedekerke – Wolters – Waelbroeck – Kirkpatric. She joined Lydian in 2010 as associate and became senior associate in 2013. Since 2019, Virginie become Counsel at Lydian.

Languages

French, English, Dutch

Member

Brussels Bar

Education

Virginie gratuated in 2004 with a law degree at Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 2005, she postgraduated from ULB in Economic law. In 2007, she obtained a degree in audit and charted accountancy at Institut Cooremans (Brussels, Belgium). 


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Lydian acts for clients on a standalone basis, and also works closely with international law firms on cross-border matters. Led by¬†Tom Geudens, its 'accessible' team has a particularly first-rate reputation in asset-based lending, asset finance, project finance, and trade and export finance. Its workload is broader, and also covers other areas, such as acquisition/leveraged finance, real estate finance, bond issuances and bank regulatory work. In a recent highlight, Geudens and senior associate¬†Pieterjan Van Assche¬†were among the advisers to Naxicap and The House of HR on a ‚ā¨680m financing transaction - arranged by JP Morgan, ING Bank, KBC Bank and KKR Corporate Lending - which was part of a global restructuring of The House of HR group. Another matter involved Geudens,¬†Patrick Della Faille, van Assche and senior associate¬†Virginie Bazelmans¬†acting for elderly care homes operator Vivalto Home Belgium on a ‚ā¨101m private placement of notes.¬†Investment funds are another area of strength, with members of the group assisting clients such as Pine Bridge and Aviva Investors with navigating the Belgian regulatory aspects of registering, offering and marketing UCITS and non-UCITS funds. Elsewhere, entities such as¬†Airplus Lufthansa and TakeAway.com instruct the firm on matters related to payment services, consumer credit and related regulatory issues. Counsel¬†Caroline Hoste¬†is a recent hire from Jan De Nul Group, while¬†Pieter Meeus has departed the firm to become a legal counsel at AG Insurance.

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