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Stibbe

CENTRAL PLAZA, LOKSUMSTRAAT 25/ RUE DE LOXUM 25, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 533 52 11
Fax:
Fax +32 2 533 52 12
DX:
36 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.stibbe.com
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, London, Luxembourg, New York

Dries Hommez

Tel:
Work +32 2 533 56 62
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate & Finance.

Position

Partner.

Career

Dries Hommez specialises in corporate matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and real estate related transactions. He also has extensive experience in financial law and corporate finance. His clients include institutional investors and private equity funds (which he has assisted in investment and funding types of transactions), private companies, and publicly-listed companies (which he has advised on national and cross-border transactions). Furthermore, Dries has extensive experience in transactions in the real estate sector.

Languages

Dutch, French, English.

Education

Dries graduated in law at the Universiteit Gent in 2000.


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'very experienced' corporate and finance team at Stibbe¬†attracts praise for its 'ability to handle any size transaction in Belgium in an efficient and cost-effective manner'. Jan Peeters¬†led a team advising US-based company Spirit AeroSystems on its ‚ā¨540m acquisition of Asco. In another work highlight, the group assisted Punch Powertrain on its joint venture with PSA Groupe in France. Dries Hommez,¬†who is 'an outstanding corporate partner with a strong business sense and the ability to direct all legal aspects of a M&A deal', led a team instructed by¬†General Electric on the Benelux aspects of the sale of its water treatment business to Suez, and its industrial solutions business to ABB. Stefan Odeurs¬†heads the practice, which also includes Pascal Vanden Borre¬†and¬†Jan Bogaert. Julien Bogaerts¬†was recently promoted to the partnership.

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Industry focus: Manufacturing

Within: Industry focus: Manufacturing

Stibbe fields a multidisciplinary team with the capacity to handle a range of matters for its manufacturing sector clients. Ignace Vernimme is leading advice to a group of companies including Recmix, Orbix, Recoval and Carbstone Innovation, on several issues including IP strategy and contractual issues. The group is also instructed in a range of corporate transactions in the sector including assisting Punch Powertrain with its joint venture with PSA Groupe, as well as acting for Dossche Mills on the acquisition of Meneba Holding Ignace. Stefan Odeurs and Vernimme jointly head the practice, which also includes corporate partner Dries Hommez.

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Private equity

Within: Leading individuals

Dries Hommez - Stibbe

Within: Private equity

Stibbe's private equity practice acts for a range of domestic and international PE and venture capital funds, including Limburgse Reconversiemaatschappij, KKR and Serena Capital. The group was instructed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of a 40% stake in Belron International, where it was also able to utilise its strong presence in Luxembourg to handle the cross-border matter. In another highlight, Jan Peeters led a team acting for Creafund on its acquisition of a 59% stake in Diresco. Stefan Odeurs heads the practice and led a team that assisted the management of Hudson Belgium and Hudson Luxembourg on a management buy-out of Hudson Benelux. Dries Hommez is 'an excellent lawyer' and is particularly noted for his expertise in corporate transactions.

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