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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

Jan Bogaert

Tel:
Work +852 2537 0940
Email:
Stibbe

Work Department

Corporate / M&A

Position

Partner

 

Career

Jan Bogaert is a corporate partner and specializes in corporate law, mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance, with a special emphasis on FDI, cross-border transactions and transactional real estate. He provides tailor-made and commercially pragmatic advice to clients and is acknowledged by the leading international legal directories.

Jan leads Stibbe’s China desk and has ample experience in advising Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and ASEAN clients on their outbound investments. Although Jan is a Brussels native, he has lived and worked in Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong (where he was in charge of Stibbe’s office there from 2012 to 2017), thus adding a wealth of international experience to his transactional expertise.

Languages

Dutch, French, English

Member

He is a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong, of the Board of Directors of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC) in Brussels and of the Tax & Legal Committee of the Amercan Chamber of Commerce. Jan is also Vice-President of the Cross-Border Investment Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).


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 €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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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Stibbe's full-service capabilities and in-depth knowledge of the insurance market ensures that it attracts a strong flow of work from insurers, reinsurers, banks and other clients. Led by practice head Oliver Stevens, its team handles a wide range of matters, such as insurance sector M&A, insurance and reinsurance disputes, the launch of new insurance products, and regulatory advice. Stevens is leading a team - which includes Hans Van Bavel, and senior associates Elisabeth Baeyens, David Verwaerde and Sophie Bourgois - in the advice to Brussels Airport Company on all contractual and insurance matters arising from the terrorist attack at Brussels Airport in 2016. The team also undertakes a significant amount of work for reinsurer Monument Re; recent highlights include assisting the client with its separate acquisitions of ABN Amro Life Capital, the First A run-off portfolio and Aspecta Assurance International Luxembourg. Other clients include AXA Belgium, Belfius Bank, ING, Generali and AG Insurance. Jan Peeters has 'a solid grounding in the regulatory basics, and is also able to provide practical, creative advice in situations that are not clear-cut'; he is 'a wise lawyer to have working for you'. Jan Bogaert is another key figure.

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