Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Firm Profile

Loyens & Loeff
TERVURENLAAN 2
1040 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Belgium > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff‘s team leverages its close ties with the firm’s offices in Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Netherlands and  has a strong track record representing some of the world’s largest companies in business-critical mandates, including multi-jurisdictional class actions and international commercial arbitrations before CEPANI and the ICC. The practice is jointly headed up by two partners: Hakim Boularbah, whose capabilities span civil and commercial litigation and arbitration at national, European, and international levels, and Olivier van der Haegen, a is noted for his work as both counsel and arbitrator for clients in the insurance, aerospace, energy and infrastructure sectors. Maria-Clara Van den Bossche focuses chiefly on class actions, enforcement and public international law, working with leading tech and telecoms companies.

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Testimonials

‘The team is easy to work with. They quickly get an insight of your needs and come up with pragmatic solutions, even in complex international cases.’

‘Hakim Boularbah is impressively strong on international law issues. Olivier van der Haegen is solution-oriented and delivers quick and hands-on advice.’

‘Close to the business issues, pragmatic, efficient.’

‘Vast litigation experience, very professional, pragmatic, great responsiveness’

‘The team members are very responsive and always available on short notice to provide counsel. They are able to think strategically, and even the lawyers who do not have many years under their belts are able to think like a master chess player.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Interpol

BNP Paribas

John Cockerill – Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie (CMI)

Porsche AG

Atenor

Yukos Oil – former majority shareholders

Eurelec

Facebook

Amazon

Sonaca

Proximus

Ryanair

Chevron

Celanese

Dargaud-Lombard

Work highlights

  • Representing AstraZeneca before the Brussels courts in its dispute with the European Union and the 27 Member States regarding the performance of the COVID-19 vaccine advance purchase agreement and alleged delays in deliveries of the vaccine to the EU market.
  • Representing Porsche AG in a class action filed before the Brussels courts by the Diesel Emissions Justice Foundation (DEJF).
  • Representing BNP Paribas in the €7bn collective action initiated by the minority shareholders of Fortis (Ageas) following the takeover of Fortis bank by BNP Paribas in the middle of the credit-crunch crisis of 2008.

Belgium > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff‘s practice is widely regarded for its diverse capabilities in renewable energy matters, routinely advising on a host of projects and regulatory analyses, both domestically and internationally. Led by the ‘exceptionalThomas Chellingsworth, the team handles a litany of new developments and legislative questions, advising various electricity generators and wind farm operators on the implications of the Transmission Grid Code, and representing public sector bodies in Constitutional Court challenges regarding the EU-wide roll-out of smart energy meters. Renewable energy sector M&A is also a key workflow. Christine Delagaye stands out for her deep knowledge of legislative frameworks and Bram Devlies‘ broad expertise includes capacity and subsidy mechanisms, corporate power purchase agreements and supply licences.

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Testimonials

‘The team can deal with complex offshore, onshore projects in all regions of Benelux (important as the subsidy mechanism is particular to each region) and solar projects. As a result, the team can deal with all types of renewable projects.’

‘The energy team’s know-how is generally very high. The standards are also very high.’

‘Thomas Chellingsworth and Marc Vermylen are among the most experienced energy regulatory lawyers in Belgium. The standards are very high. They work in a very solution-oriented fashion, also in case of litigation.’

‘Christine Delagaye is a very dedicated associate with a very thorough knowledge of the legislative framework who is just great to collaborate with because of her pragmatic and knowledgeable approach.’

‘Being a client financing transactions in the financial sector we especially appreciate their capability to incorporate public and energy law matters seamlessly into our financings. We feel that the finance and energy department is well attuned to each other and manages to give a one-stop shop advice adapted to the needs of a client focusing mainly on the banking and financing side.’

‘Thomas Chellingsworth is exceptional in his field. He knows all the ins and outs, without losing oversight of the bigger picture. He advises clearly to non-specialists and manages to give concrete and practical input that you can actually use when structuring up your financing transaction.’

‘Personally, I believe that Loyens and Loeff is a cut above the rest. They are responsive, flexible, intuitive, efficient and they apply the highest professional standards in all their efforts.’

‘The service from Loyens & Loeff was impeccable, from start to finish.’

Key clients

Flemish Regional Government (Energy Minister)

EQUANS (Engie Axima NV)

Norther NV

European Investment Bank

Elicio NV

ISVAG

KBC Bank NV

Blink Charging Co

International Car Operators

Northwester 2 NV

Fluvius

Parkwind NV

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead lenders’ legal adviser on the development, construction, maintenance and financing of the 247MW “Arcadis Ost I” offshore wind farm in the German sector of the Baltic Sea.
  • Represented the Flemish government in relation to six legal challenges in the Constitutional Court against legislation concerning the roll-out of smart electricity and gas meters.
  • Advised Blink Charging Co on its acquisition of Blue Corner, an electric vehicle charging operator with a portfolio of over 7,000 EV charging stations.

Belgium > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff combines transactional advice with a strong record in real estate developments, financing, REIT investments, and leasing, with integrated tax and regulatory expertise. The firm advises a combination of domestic and international portfolio holders and investors, regularly handling cross-border mandates of significant complexity. Practice head Christophe Laurent is active in major real estate transactions, handling many of the largest in the Belgian market, while Ariane Brohez advises on transactions and large-scale real estate projects. Senior associate Julien Lecler is regularly involved in complex redevelopments, while Lien Bellinck was promoted to counsel in January 2021, and specialises in property law issues.

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Testimonials

‘High availability of the team, pleasant collaboration, specialists in their sector, high professionalism.

‘Always available.

Add value to the inhouse lawyer.

Key clients

AEW

Axa REIM

BNP Paribas REIM

CBRE Global Investors

Covivio Hotels

Crédit Agricole Assurances

Groupama GAN REIM

Prologis

Real IS AG

Swiss Life

Work highlights

  • Advised Axa REIM and Euroclear on the disposal through share deals of the Euroclear office building in Brussels.
  • Advised Prologis on the acquisition of a portfolio of 5 logistics properties from AG Real Estate.
  • Advising BNP Paribas REIM and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations on the forward acquisition of the fully redeveloped Tweed Building in Brussels.

Belgium > Tax Tier 1

Loyens & Loeff handles the gamut of tax work, advising clients on corporate and transactional taxation, indirect tax, transfer pricing, and estate planning, as well as representing major international clients before Belgian tax authorities. The group has strong cross-border capabilities, and works with clients across a broad range of industries, forming multi-disciplinary teams within the wider firm. The practice is led by transfer pricing specialist Natalie Reypens alongside Nicolas Bertrand, who takes the lead on advice to family-owned businesses and investment funds. Christian Chéruy is a vastly experienced specialist in tax controversy and litigation. Nicolas Lippens joined from Linklaters in May 2021, and is a trusted corporate and strategic tax adviser to a number of major companies. Saskia Lust advises high-net-worth individuals and family businesses on international wealth and inheritance planning, while senior associate Aldo Engels is noted for his cross-border transfer pricing expertise.

Testimonials

‘Stability and good institutional knowledge.’

‘Understand perfectly what we need and the risks we are prepared or not prepared to take.’

‘Nicolas Lippens has a very to-the-point, pragmatic and direct approach to our tax matters. He is able to explain complicated tax matters in a very consistent and understandable manner. He will always come with a proposal that suits our company.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Fortis

Ferrero

Unitronics

Mc Cain

Bayer

Agilent Technologies

Carrefour

Edenred

Flir Systems Inc

Yara

Viacom Inc

Rio Tinto

STEF Logistics

IBM

Aurubis Belgium

AB InBev

Galapagos

Work highlights

  • Represented AbinBev and Ambar in its challenge to an excess profit ruling.
  • Representing Galapagos in obtaining a tax ruling in Belgium granting it an entitlement to profits in its sale of Jysecela.
  • Advising Bose’s US tax team and local finance teams in various EMEA jurisdictions on strategic indirect tax policies including e-commerce, supply chain management, Brexit and its overall tax control framework.

Belgium > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff handles a wide range of work, with a strong focus on asset-based lending, real estate and project financing, leveraged finance, and financial regulatory issues, with dedicated teams for each. Clients include major banks, financial institutions, and Belgian offshore wind developers, as part of the practice’s expertise in renewable energy project financing. The practice is led by Marc Vermylen, who specialises in asset-based financing and securitisation for major banking clients. Vanessa Marquette focuses on regulatory work for funds, financial institutions, and insurers, as well as sustainable finance matters, while Koen Panis takes the lead on project financing.

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Testimonials

Good knowledge of our needs and requirements.’

‘Loyens is a great law firm to work with which score well on a wide variety of parameters, including non-legal. Their lawyers are hands-on, proactive and well trained. As to billing, we rarely have overruns. Finally, we appreciate that we can also contact them for general questions or ad hoc advice.’

‘Marc Vermylen is our relationship partner and comes highly recommended. He is easy to reach, great communicator and manages to match his in depth legal expertise with commercial acumen.

Good to work with, accessible, knowledgeable.

Jan Missoul is an associate we love working with. Especially his project management skills are to be noted. When he is on your file, you know it is in the right hands.

Key clients

KBC Bank, Belfius Bank, Helaba, KfW IPEX-Bank, Coöperatieve Rabobank, Société Générale, ING Bank, EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit and the European Investment Bank

TIIC, ACB & Binders

AION SA/NV

KBC Bank NV and the other senior financiers of the C-Power project

Befimmo / ABN AMRO

CBRE Global Investors

European Investment Bank

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) plc

JP Morgan Securities plc KKR Capital Markets Partners LLP

Infopro Digital Group

JP Morgen AG BNP Paribas Natixis Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank HSBC Continental Europe Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE

Work highlights

  • Advising a bank syndicate led by KBC Bank NV on the funding of Arcadis Ost 1, a 257MW offshore wind farm located in German territorial waters.
  • Advising the consortium of TIIC, ACB & Binders on the Kekava Bypass, a PPP project with the Latvian Ministry of Transport and funding of the European Investment Bank and the Nordic Investment Bank.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investors, acting for an Italian pension fund Casa Forense, on the refinancing by Aareal Bank of the shareholder debt granted in relation to the acquisition of the building complex called “the Mondrian”.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff offers an integrated transactional practice with regulatory and tax capabilities, advising on domestic and cross-border transactions and financings, with areas of strength including real estate, private equity, and distressed M&A. Practice head Grégoire Jakhian handles cross-border M&A, leading the firm’s French desk, and also has notable expertise in the aviation space. Robrecht Coppens has a strong focus on private equity and the tech sector, as does Thomas Lenné, who arrived from Fieldfisher in early 2021 and also regularly works in the energy space. Wim Vande Velde has a strong record in real estate, advising companies and funds on buyouts and investments.

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Testimonials

‘Loyens has a great team with great local knowledge, we see Loyens as the industry leaders in Belgium and Holland.’

‘We have worked with Robrecht Coppens & Filip Jorens. The both have a great amount of legal and deal making knowledge. We feel that during our last transaction they did a good job advising us. Next to providing advise they have also helped us on the commercial side to get the deal done. The combination is unique.’

‘Each task or deal requires a different approach, the commercial and corporate practice of Thomas Lenné’s team is always outstanding in their critical thinking, attention to detail and efficient and timely communication.’

‘Thomas Lenné is a shapeshifter, capable of understanding our goals and adapting to meet them in the most effective way possible.’

‘Thomas Lenné for his stand-out availability, clarity and problem-solving skills as well as his mastery of high-level negotiation in M&A transactions.’

‘Thomas Lenné : negotiation finesse & backing of Peter Callens – with his unique litigation and arbitration & mediation expertise’

‘The team is highly qualified and capable. Their work is timely and first-quality.’

‘Robrecht Coppens is a brilliant M&A lawyer, a great negotiator and a very responsive advisor. Stéphanie De Smedt is a GDPR expert with multinational (i.e., outside the EU) experience.’

Key clients

Pamplona Capital Management

Kersia SAS

Broadpeak Global LP

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Bandwidth Inc.

Hasco NV / Comfort Energy NV

Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe) LLP

Platinum Equity Advisors

Cementir Holding

Connect Group

Redmile Group

Softhale NV

Intermediate Capital Group SAS

Work highlights

  • Advised Intermediate Capital Group, a private equity fund, on the Belgian legal and tax aspects relating to its acquisition of the Infra group.
  • Advised Bandwidth on the completion of its successful acquisition of Voxbone.
  • Advised Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC on the acquisition of Solenis UK International Limited and its subsidiaries, including certain components of the BASF group, from CD&R Seahawk Holdings, L.P., BASF Nederland BV and certain management members.

Belgium > Employment Tier 2

A litany of high-profile Belgian and international companies and multinational corporates turn to Loyens & Loeff for assistance with the full spectrum of employment issues, including large-scale restructurings, high-profile dismissals, cross-border TUPE transfers, and post-M&A matters. Alternative remuneration schemes and post-Covid working-from-home policies are further core competencies. The team is jointly led by Filip Saelens, an experienced cross-border adviser who focuses on reorganisations and executive compensation, and Kris De Schutter, who specialises in transformation planning, alternative remuneration and change management issues. Eline De Ryck spearheads the team’s pension offering.

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Testimonials

‘The team combines business empathy and strategic thinking with profound legal knowledge. This combination in many cases leads to innovative approaches that suit the client’s needs.’

‘I have been a client of Kris De Schutter for many years, and in different roles. He drove the team to the excellent level it reached. His approach, combining business empathy and strategic thinking with profound legal knowledge, has become the DNA of the team. Besides, he is punctual, reliable, commercial. He is an absolute team player unlike the image of ‘sharks’ lawyers have.’

‘Always alert, client focused, honest, pragmatic.’

‘Good skilled lawyers with a pragmatic approach.’

‘Loyens & Loeff is a very trustworthy partner, who shows a very high level of expertise. The team we work with is extremely customer oriented, and very professional.’

‘Kris De Schutter and his team are always open to co-reflect on specific expertise matters. They come up with the right solutions and are able to obtain good results for our company. Moreover it’s a real pleasure to work with them: always there when you need them, proactive and professional.’

‘Filip Saelens is a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable and responsive.’

‘The team provide great commercial advice that goes to the nub of the issue and are incredibly user-friendly.’

Key clients

Delhaize

Triodos Bank

Kinepolis

BNP Paribas Fortis

Ferrero

Inditex

Brussels Airlines

Chevron

AG Insurance

Eneco

OmniVision

ERT/Biomedical Systems

Delacre

Work highlights

  • Advising Lunch Garden, a Belgian chain of self-service restaurants, on its transformation plan including change in management and collective dismissals.
  • Assisting Delhaize with a new venture: a solidarity mechanism to support the employees of Delhaize and its affiliated companies who had encountered hardship and lost their homes and belongings in recent flooding.
  • Working on the employment aspects of Omnivision’s Belgian market entry process.

Belgium > Industry focus: Food Tier 2

At Loyens & Loeff, employment expert Kris De Schutter is the name to note. The group offers a multidisciplinary service that includes corporate, tax and IP advice.

Practice head(s):

Kris De Schutter; Gert-Wim van de Meent

Belgium > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Fielding a cross-office Benelux group that works collaboratively on a litany of multi-jurisdictional mandates, the team at Loyens & Loeff is ideally positioned to assist an array of key life sciences companies with major transactions and disputes. The team is jointly led by IP and data protection expert Stéphanie De Smedt and public procurement specialist Valentijn De Boe, who works with various public hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and financial institutions on high-value developments. Wannes Buelens is noted for his broad knowledge of health law, encompassing medical devices, clinical trials and patient rights.

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Testimonials

‘Able to respond to niche life sciences questions well.’

‘Quick responses, with no need for clarifications.’

Key clients

Juvisé

Melisana

AstraZeneca

Softhale NV

Redmile – AgomAb Therapeutics NV

Arseus Medical NV

GHO Capital Partners LLP

Agilent Technologies Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Mylan

SERB

Eurogenerics (Cinven / Bain Capital)

Arthrex

Medicom

PharmaBelgium-Belmedis

Work highlights

  • Acting for AstraZeneca in its dispute with the European Commission regarding the execution of the COVID-19 vaccine delivery agreement and alleged delays in deliveries of the vaccine to the EU market.
  • Acting as Belgian counsel to Softhale NV and its existing shareholders (the sellers) with the acquisition by Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited of Softhale NV.
  • Assisting California-based private equity investor Redmile Group on its Series B investment in AgomAb Therapeutics.

Belgium > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff works with creditors, debtors, and shareholders of distressed companies in restructuring and insolvency proceedings in a variety of sectors, including retail, private equity, aviation, and financial services. The practice is active on Belgian aspects of cross-border restructurings, working in collaboration with its Benelux offices, and also offers integrated cross-practice expertise in disputes, financing, and employment issues. The practice is led by Vanessa Marquette, who focuses on distressed financing and pre-insolvency proceedings, while Marc Vermylen  advises on debt restructuring. Jens De Winne is a litigator with strong involvement in high-profile insolvency disputes.

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Key clients

Pierre & Vacances

Nordic Capital

KBC Bank NV

Brussels Airlines

Lunch Garden

Cmgrp Belgium (The Back Room)

Work highlights

  • Advising on the cross-border structuring of Pierre & Vacances.
  • Advising Nordic Capital on the insolvency of the FNG Group.
  • Advising a syndicate of banks represented by KBC Bank NV as Global Facility Agent in relation to the offshore wind farm C-Power NV.

Belgium > Not-for-profit Tier 2

Led by the ‘very dedicated’ Grégoire Jakhian, Loyens & Loeff‘s multidisciplinary not-for-profit practice handles a broad mix of legal and tax work for a diverse and multinational client base. The team frequently acts for major associations and foundations in contentious proceedings, including fraud cases and IP rights disputes. Issues regarding articles of association are a further core competency.  The dual-qualified (Brussels and New York) Jakhian is highly experienced in cross-border transactions and disputes, and regularly advises not-for-profit entities on the full scope of company law related matters. Mélanie Schollaert is noted for her far-reaching knowledge of non-profits and aviation law.

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Testimonials

‘Gregoire Jakhian stands out as a solid and very dedicated legal advisor who makes himself and the team always available at short notice.’

Key clients

Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program FUP / Meridiam SAS

Women in International Security – Brussels (WIIS) ASBL

Média-Participations (Dargaud – Lombard SA)

European Institute of Peace FUP

Work highlights

  • Advised the public utility foundation Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP) founded by Meridiam SAS on various Belgian law matters.
  • Advised Women in International Security (WIIS) – Brussels ASBL on the update of its articles of association.

Belgium > Private equity Tier 2

Loyens & Loeff strengthened its private equity offering with the arrival of Thomas Lenné from Fieldfisher in early 2021, bringing with him a portfolio of major European private equity clients and a particular focus on the energy sector. Lenné jointly heads the team with Robrecht Coppens, who is active across the tech space, with a wide range of domestic and international private equity and venture capital clients. The firm advises on buyouts and exits, portfolio company deals, and early-stage investments, also working with portfolio companies.

Key clients

Pamplona Capital Management

Kersia SAS

Broadpeak Global LP

Madison Dearborn Partners LLC

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) plc

Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe) LLP

Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC

Intermediate Capital Group SAS

H.I.G. European Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Pamplona Capital Management on the acquisition of Signature Food from IK Investment Partners.
  • Advised Bain Capital Private Equity on the public to private acquisition of Ahlstrom-Munkjsö Oyjby a consortium consisting of Ahlström Capital, funds managed or advised by Bain Capital as well as Viknum and Belgrano Inversiones.
  • Advised Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC on the acquisition of Solenis UK International Limited and its subsidiaries from CD&R Seahawk Holdings, L.P., BASF Nederland BV and certain management members.

Belgium > EU regulatory: Privacy and data protection Tier 3

Loyens & Loeff advises a wide range of corporate clients on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues, alongside handling privacy and data-related litigation, including major class action cases. The firm has a strong focus on employment-related data matters, including internal and external data transfers, data registration compliance, and data breach response. The team also works closely with its fintech and digital economy practices. Counsel Stéphanie De Smedt heads up the practice, specialising in e-commerce and IT sector work, and is an expert in privacy and data law.

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Testimonials

Stephanie De Smedt is very responsive and easy to communicate with. She understands the needs of her clients and provides usable solutions for a problem.’

‘The team is expert in the field of data protection, with an excellent responsiveness and a great client relationship. They are able to focus on industry-specific issues and to adapt their analysis to complex innovative projects.’

‘Stéphanie De Smedt is an expert in data protection matters. She is able to assist on complex innovative projects and sector specific issues, with a great capacity to provide useful and practical recommendations to the client. She is very responsive and dedicated to clients.’

‘Great team, great advice. Very smooth to work with.’

‘Stéphanie de Smedt is a very good lawyer, quick reaction, sound advice.’

Key clients

Yara

Arthrex

Pioneer Europe

Akzo Nobel

Facebook Ireland

Delhaize

Amazon

Ryanair

Work highlights

  • Assisting Facebook Ireland in privacy and data protection related disputes and court litigation.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional

The ‘knowledgeable, sharp, engaged and solution-focusedLoyens & Loeff combines corporate, project finance and tax expertise in the Netherlands and Belgium to advise on high-profile transactions in the energy sector. The full-service practice acts for developers, banks, corporates, funds and utilities on financing, project development and regulatory matters. The team is co-led by Jan-Willem van Rooij, who handles M&A, Roland de Vlam  and the Brussels-based Koen Panis. Max van Oosterhuis stepped back from the partnership but has taken up an of counsel role.

Practice head(s):

Jan-Willem van Rooij; Roland de Vlam; Koen Panis

Other key lawyers:

Max Oosterhuis; Victor van Nuland; Michiel Schul

Testimonials

Specialised in renewable energy.

Knowledgeable about all the legal aspects of solar installations.

Jan-Willem van Rooij is balanced, a good listener, knowledgeable, sharp and engaged.

They were knowledgeable, responsive and sensitive to fee pressures.

We consider them to be a market leading full-service transactional Dutch firm.

A very strong and well-deserved reputation for energy and corporate matters.

Jan-Willem van Rooij is great at team leading and has excellent commercial awareness and client management skills.

Victor van Nuland is responsive and has strong corporate legal expertise.

Key clients

Pure Energie (formerly Raedthuys)

Augusta & Co

re:cap global investors

Vattenfal

ZonXP

HyGear Technology and Services

Port of Rotterdam

Engie

Eneco

Riverstone

The Shareholders’ Committee of Stedin Holding

Sunrock Investments

Lightsource BP

KiesZon

Groendus

Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken

Alliander

AG Real Estate

Heylen Energy

Belfius

EBN

Province of Fryslân

Astronergy / Chint

ONE-Dyas

OCI

Fugro

Vermillion

Yara

ConocoPhilips

Macquarie

KKR

Hess Corporation

ENI

Blackrock

BASF

Work highlights

  • Advising wind development company Pure Energie on an ongoing basis regarding the legal and tax aspects of the development, sale and acquisition of onshore wind farms and solar project in the Netherlands.
  • Advised Re:Cap on the acquisition of two new photovoltaic projects in the Netherlands (total installed capacity of 29.2Mw) by FP Lux Group.
  • Advised HyGear Technology and Services on its sale of HyGear to clean energy solutions provider Xebec Adsorption Inc.

The firm: As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the logical choice for a legal and tax partner if you do business in, or from, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the firm’s home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of its advisers based in one of the firm’s offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to its full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, its advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

Independent and international: as a fully independent law firm, Loyens & Loeff is excellently positioned to co-ordinate international tax and legal matters. The firm has a network of offices in major financial centres, staffed with specialists in Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss law. Through these offices, clients have access to Loyens & Loeff’s full-service legal expertise in their own time zone. The firm’s office network is complemented by its numerous country desks, all of which are experienced in structuring investments all over the world. It’s this winning combination that enables the firm to assist international clients in the most efficient of ways. Moreover, the firm is on excellent terms with other leading independent law firms and tax consultants. That way, Loyens & Loeff guarantees you top-level advice in every part of the world.

Innovative and pragmatic: each problem requires a customised solution. The firm’s pragmatic approach and drive to devise innovative solutions allow it to effectively address the demands of its clients’ domestic and international businesses. Thanks to the broad range of the firm’s legal experience, know-how and the size of its practices, the firm can offer you top-level advice, locally and internationally. The firm is committed to meeting your needs at the highest quality level in the most efficient way.

Focused and engaged: entrepreneurship, client focus, quality awareness and social engagement all characterise the firm’s culture. Loyens & Loeff offers a challenging work environment and equal opportunities for all its employees. The firm is mindful of the environment and helps charities with the support and knowledge of its employees.

Areas of practice: The firm offers expertise in the fields of tax, corporate law, financial law and capital markets, cross-border financing, private equity, real estate, VAT, EU, regulatory issues, employment law and taxes, commercial law, IP, IT, public and administrative law, energy law and litigation.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner, Banking and finance, Capital Markets, Corporate restructuring and insolvency, Regulatory Marc Vermylenmarc.vermylen@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 15
Family-owned business and private wealth Nicolas Bertrandnicolas.bertrand@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 23 46
Litigation and risk management, Corporate Litigation, International Arbitration, Asset Recovery Hakim BoularbahHakim.Boularbah@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 50
Real estate, Investment Management Ariane Brohezariane.brohez@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 21
Corporate Law, National and International M&A transactions, post-transaction dispute resolution Peter Callenspeter.callens@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 95
Competition, Energy Thomas Chellingsworththomas.chellingsworth@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 43
International Tawe Services, Tax Controversy and Litigation Christian Cheruychristian.cheruy@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 03
Private equity Robrecht Coppensrobrecht.coppens@loyensloeff.com+32 2 700 10 12
Public and Administrative Law, Procurement Valentijn De BoeValentijn.De.Boe@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 33
Employment, taxes and benefits, Alternative remuneration, Restructuring, Change Processes Kris De Schutterkris.de.schutter@loyensloeff.com+32 2 700 10 13
Data protection and privacy, Intellectual property, Life Sciences Stéphanie De SmedtStephanie.De.Smedt@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 77
Coporate Income Tax, Transaction Tax Marc Dhaenemarc.dhaene@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 22
Indirect Tax, International Trade Bert Geversbert.gevers@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 18
Corporate Law, Cross-border M&A, Corporate Finance, Dispute Resolution, Aviation. Grégoire Jakhiangregoire.jakhian@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 54
Investment Management, Real Estate Christophe Laurentchristophe.laurent@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 05
Family-owned business and private wealth, International Asset Structuring. Saskia Lustsaskia.lust@loyensloeff.com+32 2 700 10 27
Food Law Kris De Schutterkris.de.schutter@loyensloeff.com++32 2 700 10 13
Banking & Finance, Energy, Real Estate Koen Paniskoen.panis@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 90
International Tax Services, Transfer Pricing, Tax Compliance Natalie Reypensnatalie.reypens@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 37
Employment and Benefits Filip Saelensfilip.saelens@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 29
Corporate Law, National and International M&A, Corporate Restructuring Wim Vande Veldewim.vande.velde@loyensloeff.com+32 2 743 43 96
Banking and Finance, Private International Law Vanessa Marquettevanessa.marquette@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 25
Litigation and risk management, Corporate Litigation, International Arbitration, Asset Recovery, Insolvency and Restructuring Olivier van der Haegenolivier.van.der.haegen@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 52
Corporate Law, National and International M&A transactions, Corporate resstructuring, Private Equity Thomas Lennéthomas.lenne@loyensloeff.com+32 2 700 10 22
Tax, Corporate tax, European tax law, Corporate restructuring, Tax litigation Nicolas Lippensnicolas.lippens@loyensloeff.com+32 2 773 23 21
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Mrs Lien Bellinck photo Mrs Lien BellinckDuring the past 10 years, Lien developed extensive knowledge and experience in…
Mr Nicolas Bertrand  photo Mr Nicolas Bertrand Nicolas advises family owned companies on a wide range of international and…
Mr Hakim Boularbah  photo Mr Hakim Boularbah Hakim Boularbah specialises in the field of complex and international dispute resolution.…
Mrs Ariane Brohez  photo Mrs Ariane Brohez Ariane has particular experience in structuring real estate funds, real estate investments…
Mr Wannes Buelens photo Mr Wannes BuelensWannes is specialised in liability law (both contractual and tort, including product…
Mr Peter Callens  photo Mr Peter Callens Peter has extensive experience in national and international corporate transactions. His focus…
Mr Thomas Chellingsworth  photo Mr Thomas Chellingsworth Thomas’ practice focuses on the energy sector, including in particular renewable energy…
Mr Christian Chéruy  photo Mr Christian Chéruy Christian’s practice covers a broad range of international and domestic corporate tax…
Mr Robrecht Coppens  photo Mr Robrecht Coppens Robrecht specialises in international and domestic M&A, joint ventures, private equity and…
Mr Aubry Daerden photo Mr Aubry DaerdenAubry has considerable experience in mergers & acquisitions, joint venture, complex restructuring…
Mr Valentijn De Boe  photo Mr Valentijn De Boe Counsel at Loyens & Loeff since 2017. Prior to joining Loyens &…
Mr Kris De Schutter  photo Mr Kris De Schutter Partner
Mrs Stéphanie De Smedt  photo Mrs Stéphanie De Smedt Stéphanie specialises in general commercial law (with a focus on e-commerce), intellectual…
Mr Jens De Winne photo Mr Jens De WinneJens specialises in complex civil and commercial dispute resolution and in the…
Miss Christine Delagaye  photo Miss Christine Delagaye Christine’s practice focuses on the energy sector, including in particular renewable energy…
Mr Bram Devlies photo Mr Bram DevliesBrams’ practice focuses on the energy sector, including in particular renewable energy…
Mr Marc Dhaene  photo Mr Marc Dhaene Marc’s practice covers a broad range of international and domestic corporate tax…
Mr Mathias Diricx  photo Mr Mathias Diricx Mathias Diricx is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group…
Mrs Caroline Docclo  photo Mrs Caroline Docclo Caroline has a broad practice in counselling and litigation in tax matters.…
Mr Aldo Engels photo Mr Aldo EngelsAldo advises on matters related to corporate tax law as well as…
Mr Bert Gevers  photo Mr Bert Gevers Bert advises his clients on matters related to international and domestic exchange…
Mrs Eveline Hellebuyck photo Mrs Eveline HellebuyckEveline specialises in the legal and regulatory aspects of supervision of financial…
Mr Mathias Hendrickx photo Mr Mathias HendrickxMathias advises clients in a broad range of sectors on both public…
Mr Grégoire Jakhian  photo Mr Grégoire Jakhian Grégoire has extensive experience in cross-border M&A transactions, take-over bids, corporate finance…
Mr Filip Jorens photo Mr Filip JorensFilip specialises in corporate and M&A transactions. He has specific expertise in…
Mr Christophe Laurent  photo Mr Christophe Laurent Christophe advises on real estate investment structuring and leads negotiations on real…
Mr Julien Lecler  photo Mr Julien Lecler Julien has considerable experience in all aspects of real estate law (civil…
Mr Thomas Lenné  photo Mr Thomas Lenné Partner
Miss Sarah Libregts  photo Miss Sarah Libregts Sarah Libregts is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group…
Mr Nicolas Lippens photo Mr Nicolas LippensNicolas has built up an established track record and is recognised for…
Mrs Saskia Lust  photo Mrs Saskia Lust Saskia advises high net worth individuals and families on wealth optimisation techniques,…
Mrs Vanessa Marquette photo Mrs Vanessa MarquetteVanessa Marquette, attorney at law, is a partner in the Banking and…
Mr Jan Missoul  photo Mr Jan Missoul Jan Missoul, attorney at law, is a senior associate in our Brussels…
Mr Koen Panis  photo Mr Koen Panis Koen Panis is a partner in our Brussels office where he is…
Mrs Natalie Reypens  photo Mrs Natalie Reypens Natalie Reypens is a tax lawyer specialised in transfer pricing matters. She deals…
Mr Filip Saelens  photo Mr Filip Saelens Filip has substantial experience in collective and individual employment law with a…
Miss Mélanie Schollaert  photo Miss Mélanie Schollaert Mélanie specialises in M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and general corporate law matters…
Mrs Maria-Clara Van den Bossche photo Mrs Maria-Clara Van den BosscheMaria-Clara has a particular focus on class actions, enforcement and public international…
Mr Wim Vande Velde  photo Mr Wim Vande Velde Wim has extensive experience in national and international M&A transactions for both…
Mr Marc Vermylen  photo Mr Marc Vermylen Marc has considerable experience in project finance, secured financing, derivatives, clearing and…
Mr Olivier van der Haegen photo Mr Olivier van der HaegenOlivier is experienced in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has acted…
Number of lawyers, tax advisers and civil law notaries : 952
at this office : 129
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- APEBI Moroccan Federation of Information Technology, Telecom and Offshoring (member of the board)
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