Mr Grégoire Jakhian > Loyens & Loeff > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Grégoire Jakhian heads the Corporate and M&A Practice Group, the Aviation team, the French Desk and the Non-profit team in Belgium.


Grégoire has extensive experience in cross-border M&A transactions, take-over bids, corporate finance dispute resolution (including arbitration) and civil law.
He focuses on corporate and financial restructuring, national and cross-border M&A transactions, litigation and risk management, private equity and real estate. He has built a solid reputation for expertise in the financial, energy (including mining), manufacturing and airline sectors. His clients include listed and non-listed companies, private equity funds and mid-size companies, mostly from the US, the EU and Belgium. Grégoire is also very active in the non-profit sector. Grégoire was an Assistant Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles on corporate and financial law. He has chaired the Banking Commission of the Union of International Associations. Grégoire is mentioned as a leading expert by Chambers & Partners  (in Corporate and M&A), Legal 500 (in Corporate and M&A and Aviation) and IFLR 1000 (in M&A). Grégoire has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 1987 and a member of the New York Bar since 1990.


2003: Partner, Loyens & Loeff.
Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Grégoire worked as Partner in another leading law firm.


Grégoire works in French, English and Dutch.


Grégoire  is a prominent and active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and of the International Bar Association (IBA).


Grégoire holds a LL.M. from the New York University School of Law (USA, 1987) and a Law degree from Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium, 1986, cum magna laude).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Belgium > Not-for-profit

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.