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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
BOULEVARD DE L'EMPEREUR 3 KEIZERSLAAN
PO-MBD-2022-092
1000 BRUSSELS
Belgium
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets

Position

Partner

Career

Wim Dedecker is part of the Corporate and Finance Practice Group.

His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (including private equity), capital market transactions and corporate reorganizations. He also provides advice on general corporate and securities laws matters. His experience includes assisting clients across sectors, notably in the industrial, financial and private equity sectors.

Languages

Dutch, English, French

Memberships

Wim is a member of Vereniging voor Advocaten in het Beursrecht (ABF), Europese Vereniging voor Bank en Financieel Recht – België (AEDBF/EVBFR-Belgium), Berkeley Club of Belgium, Fulbright Alumni Belgium and the Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance.

Education

Wim holds a law degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Antwerp (2009) and a master of
laws (LL.M) from the University of California Berkeley (2011) where he was a Fulbright grantee. He
also studied at the Université Paris Descartes (2009).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Wim Dedecker

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has established a strong multi-jurisdictional practice, handling a wide range of mid-cap deals across Europe and globally, with expertise in a number of sectors, particularly tech, life sciences, and real estate. The firm advises a number of funds and investors, including REITs, private equity, and venture capital funds, and has a solid record in the start-up and scale-up space. The team is led by Damien Conem, who advises on cross-border M&A and corporate financing matters, while Christel Van den Eynden has a focus on the IT and high-tech sectors, advising on M&A and private equity investments. Wim Dedecker is also developing a transactional profile, combining M&A and venture capital work with his securities and financing expertise. Senior associate Celine Tallier specialises in VC and start-up work.

Belgium > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Wim DedeckerLiedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick combines strong banking and capital markets expertise, advising on leveraged acquisition financing, asset-based lending, strucured, and real estate finance, alongside both debt and equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs and innovative debt issues such as green bonds. The firm advises both borrowers and lenders, with particular strength in the real estate and private equity space on the borrower side, and counts a number of international banks and financial institutions among its clients. The banking practice is led by Freya Mareels, who advises on a diverse range of lending and financing transactions, and was bolstered by the arrival of Thomas Vanthournout from Baker McKenzie CVBA/SCRL in early 2021. Wim Dedecker heads up the capital markets offering, and continues to develop the firm’s profile within the space.

Comparative Guides

Belgium: Mergers & Acquisitions April 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Mergers & Acquisitions laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.