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Eubelius

LOUIZALAAN 99, AVENUE LOUISE, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 543 3100
Fax:
Fax +32 2 543 3101
DX:
89 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.eubelius.com
Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk

Lars Van Bever

Tel:
Work +32 2 543 31 00
Email:
Eubelius

Work Department

Partner.

Position

Corporate, securities and M&A / Business law, Insolvency.

Career

Admitted to the bar, 1997, Brussels.

Languages

Dutch, English and French.

Education

University of Leuven (KUL), Law degree, 1996 / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LL.M., 1997.


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Eubelius recently strengthened its bench of experts in finance transactions when it hired Frédéric Heremans as counsel from NautaDutilh. Heremans, banking head Marieke Wyckaert and attorney Thomas Donnez act as borrowers' and lenders' counsel to Belgian and foreign clients on a broad cross-section of matters, including those involving general corporate lending, asset-based finance and real estate finance. Anthony Logghe and Wim Goossens are recommended for their experience of PPP and other project finance transactions. Lars Van Bever, who heads up the capital markets practice, worked with senior attorney Tim Van Moorhem to advise Retail Estates on a rights issue (as part of the client's listing on Euronext Amsterdam), and also on an accelerated private placement of scrips. Senior counsel Jean-Marc Gollier is knowledgeable about CRD IV, Solvency II, PRIIPS and the implementation of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, among other areas of financial regulation. Matthias Wauters and senior attorney Joris De Wolf are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'efficient' corporate and M&A practice at Eubelius¬†is highlighted for its 'high availability and excellent legal and business advice'. The group was instructed by Ablynx on the¬†‚ā¨3.8bn¬†public tender offer by Sanofi, it also acted for Elia on its acquisitions of shares in Eurogrid International.¬†Marieke Wyckaert¬†‚ÄĒ who jointly heads the team alongside Lars Van Bever¬†‚ÄĒ and Filip Jenn√©¬†led a team acting for¬†Martin Braun-Gruppe (the baking division of the Oetker-Gruppe)¬†on the acquisition of Diversi Foods. Frank Hellemans¬†and Philippe Mulliez¬†are key names to note and are based in the firm's Antwerp and¬†Kortrijk offices respectively. Erwin Destuyver¬†is singled out for his 'responsiveness, excellent case knowledge and eye for detail'. Jozef Lievens retired from the practice.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Eubelius'¬†private equity and venture capital group attracts praise for its¬†'high-quality technical skills'. The group acted for MPM Capital, as lead investor of a syndicate of investors, on the¬†‚ā¨64m series B financing round of iTeos¬†Therapeutics. In another highlight, the team was instructed by¬†Vision Healthcare, an investment vehicle that part of the Daimler Group, on its acquisition of Remark.¬†Marieke Wyckaert¬†and Lars Van Bever¬†jointly head the practice.¬†The 'knowledgeable' Felix Dobbelaere¬†was recently promoted to counsel and is singled out¬†for his 'good negotiation skills'.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Eubelius is perhaps best known for assisting BE-REITS with a range of tax and rights matters; other work includes practice head Lars Van Bever advising private and public real estate investors on real estate investment funds in Belgium. Wim Goossens and Wouter Claes are other names to note.

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