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Denis Van den Bulke

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Banking, Finance and Tax


Denis Van den Bulke, managing partner, has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, M&A, structured finance, investment funds and banking law with specific expertise in cross-borders private equity, finance and securitization transactions. He advises major US and UK investment banks, leading investment funds and private equity houses. He has acquired extensive financial experience as a UN Financial expert and ING executive. Denis currently leads the banking, finance, investment fund and tax practices of the firm.


Financial expert to IFAD (Rome, UN/OCDE), Executive Director ING Luxembourg, Former Partner at leading US firm (Brussels-London), guest lecturer (venture capital & private equity) at the University of Liège (HEC) and Solvay Business School (Brussels).


Denis speaks French, English, Dutch and Italian.


Denis Van den Bulke was a former director and is presently a current member of Luxembourg Investment fund Association (ALFI). Denis is also active in various professional organizations including ADVOC, the European Banking and Financial Association (ALJB), Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA), IBA, ABA and IFA.


Denis Van den Bulke is member of the Brussels Bar and the Luxembourg Bar. Denis holds a J.D. since 1983 (Liège, Belgium), a M.A. in Political Sciences since 1983 (Louvain, Belgium) and a M.Sc. in Economics since 1986 (Louvain, Belgium).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

VANDENBULKE provides 'clear and precise advice' to banks, funds and insurance companies across the spectrum of secured and unsecured lending activities. The 'responsive' Peter-Jan Bossuyt has recently handled numerous significant real estate financings, including for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in relation to Ares' acquisition of a pan-European office real estate portfolio.  Denis Van den Bulke is also recommended and adds value by virtue of his former in-house experience in the private and public sectors.

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Investment funds

Within: Investment funds

Implementing a multi-disciplinary approach which effectively taps into resources within the firm's corporate, tax and finance practices, VANDENBULKE is well-positioned to handle work across the life cycle of alternative funds work, from initial fund formation through to advice on subsequent investments. Managing partner Denis Van den Bulke is recommended.

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Within: Tax

Led by Denis Van den BulkeVANDENBULKE's tax team is an integral part of the firm's overall corporate and finance offering, and provides clients with 'very commercial' structuring, both from a direct and indirect tax perspective. Van den Bulke is praised for his 'creative advice' and his ability to 'approach tax and legal issues in a holistic way'.

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