Mr Maxime Colle > Lydian > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate and M&A practice


Maxime has a particular focus on:

  • corporate M&A  
  • corporate law  
  • private equity  
  • venture capital  
  • corporate restructuring   
  • equity capital markets  
  • corporate governance & compliance  

Maxime Colle specialises in all areas of corporate law with a particular focus on public and private M&A, private equity transactions and venture capital work, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity capital markets transactions and corporate governance.   

Maxime represents (listed) companies, private equity funds and other investors and entrepreneurs. He has extensive experience with the private equity, technology and life sciences sector.    


Dutch, English and French


Maxime received his law degree from the University of Ghent (UGent) in 2003. He subsequently studied at the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from which he obtained an LL. M. (Finance) magna cum laude in 2004. Maxime was admitted to the Brussels Bar that same year and started his career at a top-tier Benelux law firm where he was named a partner in 2017. At the beginning of his career, he was seconded to the legal department (Banking & Operations) of Euroclear Bank SA for six months. He joined Lydian as a partner in 2020.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Next Generation Partners)

Maxime Colle  – Lydian

Lydian has a strong focus on domestic upper mid-market M&A, as well as regularly acting as Belgian counsel on complex cross-border deals, with the team receiving a number of referrals from international firms. Clients include a number of major international businesses, alongside domestic players and investment funds, with the firm offering integrated sector and regulatory expertise, particularly within the insurance space. The practice is led by Peter De Ryck, who has a strong record in real estate and private equity deals, Tom Geudens, and Maxime Colle, who continues to expand the firm’s international client base. Counsel Florence Colpaert has established a notable practice in the French market, and is active in private equity.