Mr Michel Bonne > Van Bael & Bellis > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Van Bael & Bellis
GLAVERBEL BUILDING, CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE
166 TERHULPSESTEENWEG
1170 BRUSSELS
Belgium
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Work Department

Corporate and commercial, M&A

Position

Partner Michel Bonne focuses on corporate M&A. He has advised a wide range of listed and privately held corporate, private equity and financial companies on Belgian and cross-border M&A transactions, including  restructuring , private M&A, capital markets (IPOs, secondary offerings and take-over bids), private equity and venture capital placements, real estate transactions, privatisations, mergers, joint ventures and reorganisations. His experience covers a broad range of sectors, including energy, media, financial services, telecom, IT, retail, real estate, life sciences, aviation and biotech.

Career

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Michel worked at the Brussels and London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Languages

Michel speaks Dutch, English, French and Spanish.

Memberships

Member of the Brussels Bar

Education

Universities of Brussels (KUB) and Leuven (KUL) – Master’s Degree in Corporate Law, 2004 University of Madrid (UAM) – Master’s Degree in European Law, 1999 Universities of Leuven (KUL), Copenhagen (KU) and Namur (FUNDP) – Master in Law, 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Van Bael & Bellis continues to develop its profile within the transactional space, advising on a number of high-value M&A and private equity mandates in collaboration with major global firms. The team regularly advises on Belgian aspects of complex deals, including strategic transactions and joint ventures, with sector focuses including energy, logistics, and pharma. Practice head Michel Bonne has a strong record across domestic and cross-border transactions in a variety of sectors, with recently promoted counsel Hannelore Matthys a key player in regulated industries work.