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Dominique Maes

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate Reorganizations, Corporate Counseling & Governance.


Dominique Maes is a Partner in the Brussels office. He advises domestic and international clients on Belgian and cross-border M&A transactions, buy-outs, private equity transactions, corporate reorganizations and complex corporate issues.


Dominique Maes joined Baker McKenzie in 1999 and became a Partner in 2008.


Dutch, French, English and German.


Dominique is a member of the Brussels Bar. Dominique is a Steering Committee member of Baker McKenzie’s EMEA M&A Practice Group. He was a commencement Speaker at the Graduation Ceremony of Duke University School of Law, Member of the Department Board for Continued Education of the Brussels Bar (2005-2007)and Member of the Board of the Flemish Young Bar Association in Brussels (Vlaams Pleitgenootschap) (2003-2005).


Dominique has a Law Degree from KULeuven (1998) and a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from Duke University School of Law, USA (1999).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL’s team has ‘a solution-driven approach’ and a broad private and public M&A practice, where it takes leading roles on significant global transactions. A cross-office team including Roel Meers in Belgium and partners in Japan advised Panasonic on the €294m acquisition of Zetes Industries. Practice head Koen Vanhaerents worked alongside UK-based colleagues in assisting TVH Group with its proposed public takeover of Lavendon. Davinia Martens was promoted to the partnership and Dominique Maes is also noted.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Dominique Maes - Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Within: Private equity

Koen Vanhaerents heads the private equity practice at Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL, the strengths of which echo those of the firm as a whole, and include a strong capacity to handle multi-jurisdictional transactions for well-known clients. On the seller side, recent highlights include its advice to Oystershell on its acquisition by Gilde; Luc Meeus and Davinia Martens led the advice. Meeus also assisted Valience with a substantial new financing round of Feops. The highly experienced Dominique Maes is another key figure.

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