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Monard Law

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Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt

Benoit Samyn

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Monard Law

Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions, private equity
Real Estate, Construction


Associate Partner




Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Monard Law's¬†team head¬†Birgitta Van Itterbeek¬†has a particularly standout reputation in aviation finance, but her transactional expertise is broader, and also encompasses areas such as acquisition finance and structured finance. Van Itterbeek is also knowledgeable about various regulatory issues involving derivatives, UCITS and MiFID, among others. Elsewhere, project finance transactions are another pillar of the firm's banking practice; a notable recent highlight saw Bram Delmotte¬†and¬†Benoit Samyn¬†co-lead a group in the advice to¬†BNP Paribas Fortis, Belfius Bank and KBC Bank on the financing aspects of a circa ‚ā¨100m PPP project to construct a new headquarters building for the Antwerp Police Department.¬†Stefaan Van Dyck¬†is experienced in real estate finance transactions.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Monard Law is instructed on a range of transactions for its impressive client roster, which includes Carrefour, Danone and Generali Belgium. The team assisted Simac Techniek with negotiating a purchase agreement for 70% of the shares of Wavetel, as well as with a subscription and shareholders agreement with the majority owner of shares. In another work highlight, Katrien Vorlat led a team advising Dekra Belgium on its acquisition of Allianz Belgium's insurance claims adjusting business. Natalie Ulburghs, Nicole Segers and Kristof Zadora are key names to note. Benoit Samyn and Pieter Van den Broeck were recently promoted to the partnership. Other changes to the team include Maxime Monard's promotion to associate partner.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

PPP infrastructure projects are a prominent area of expertise for Monard Law's real estate practice, which also takes in litigation, predominantly for contractor clients. Recent work for the team includes assisting the lenders of Iret Development with the financing for the construction of a new police headquarters in Antwerp. Names to note are Stefaan Van Dyck and  Benoit Samyn.

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