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Peter Callens

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Loyens & Loeff

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Peter Callens is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium.


Peter’s focus is on M&A and private equity investments in various economic sectors, including insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and ICT. He also represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, often in post-M&A or shareholder disputes. He is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in national and international disputes.Peter is mentioned as leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners Global & Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers guide (2017). Peter is again mentioned as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018). Since 2018 he is also mentioned in the Corporate/M&A ‘Hall of Fame’ by The Legal 500 EMEA. Peter is a member of the Brussels Bar since 1982 and is currently President of the Brussels Bar (Dutch speaking).


2006: Partner, Loyens & Loeff.
Prior to joining Loyens & Loeff, Peter was Associate and Partner with several prominent law firms.


Peter works in Dutch, French and English and has a good knowledge of Italian, German and Spanish.


Peter is chairman of the Belgian-Dutch Society (BENEV)


Peter holds a Bachelor degree from Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium, 1978), a Master in Law from KU Leuven (Belgium, 1981) and a specialisation degree from Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy, 1982).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Callens - Loyens & Loeff

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'business-minded' corporate and M&A practice group at Loyens & Loeff 'combines quality work' with 'a proactive and pragmatic' approach. In a transaction led by practice head Grégoire Jakhian, the team assisted Gener8 Maritime on its merger with Euronav. The department was also instructed by CTH on its acquisition of Ferrara Candy Company from L Catterton, including on the structure of the deal across Belgium, the US and Luxembourg. In another work highlight, a team including 'pragmatic' senior associate Robrecht Coppens, who attracts praise for his 'very solid technical background', advised General Electric Company on the Belgian aspects of the global restructuring of its oil and gas business. Peter Callens has considerable experience handling domestic and international transactions. The 'efficient, result-oriented' Wim Vande Velde and Godfried Ampe are also key names to note, particularly for real estate and energy sector matters respectively. Stefan Deckmyn left the firm for an in-house role.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Loyens & Loeff has a well-established client base of private equity and venture capital firms, with clients including Marlin Equity Partners, Anthemis Group and AAC Capital. The group acted for New Mountain Capital on the Belgian aspects of its £820m sale of Alexander Mann Solutions to Omers Private Equity. In another highlight, the team assisted Iconiq Capital with its investment in Collibra. The department is headed by Grégoire Jakhian, Peter Callens and Wim Vande Velde, and includes senior associate Robrecht Coppens. Stefaan Deckmyn left the firm.

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  • New reporting obligations for Luxembourg securitisation vehicles

    Recognising the close links between the securitisation activities of financial vehicles corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (FVCs) and monetary financial institutions, the European Central Bank (ECB) has adopted on December 19, 2008 Regulation (EC) No 24/2009 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of FVCs (the ECB Regulation).
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