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Loyens & Loeff

Work Department

Robrecht Coppens is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium and heads the firm’s multidisciplinary and cross-office Startup Team.


Robrecht specialises in international and domestic M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions. He also advises on matters of general corporate law and corporate restructuring. Robrecht regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and actively coaches young entrepreneurs and start-ups.


  • 2019: Partner, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2014: Senior Associate, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2011: Associate, Loyens & Loeff
  • 2007: Associate, Altius


Robrecht speaks Dutch, English and French.


Brussels Bar, 2007
Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA), member of the Legal & Tax Committee
International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
International Bar Association (IBA), Officer of the European Regional Forum


Robrecht holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Belgium, 2007) and a Law degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, 2006).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Private equity

(Next Generation Partners)

Robrecht CoppensLoyens & Loeff

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.

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.

Comparative Guides

Belgium: Private Equity January 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Private Equity laws and regulations that may occur in Belgium.