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Lydian

TOUR & TAXIS, HAVENLAAN, AVENUE DU PORT 86C, B113, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 787 90 99
Email:
Web:
www.lydian.be
Antwerp, Brussels

Peter De Ryck

Tel:
Work +32 2 787 90 20
Email:
Lydian

Work Department

Corporate & Finance / M&A.

Position

Peter is a Partner in Lydian's Corporate & Finance practice, where he heads the Corporate and M&A practice. Peter focuses on corporate law and M&A, and is a recognised expert in M&A and private equity work. He regularly advises industrial or strategic buyers, private equity and corporate finance houses, financial institutions and real estate investors. He has also been very active in the food and beverage, leisure, energy and ICT sectors.

Career

Peter joined Lydian as a partner in 2007 and he became Managing Partner since 1 January 2016. In 1997, he started as a Legal Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers (1997-1998). In 1998, he became an associate with Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke. From 2006 to 2007 he was a partner with Lawfort. Peter was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1998.

Languages

Dutch, English, French, knowledge of Italian.

Member

Peter is a member of the Brussels Bar. He is also a member of the Belgian Venturing Association (BVA).

Education

Peter graduated in 1996 with a law degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He obtained a diploma in European law from the ULB’s Centre des Études EuropĂ©ennes in 1997 and subsequently followed additional postgraduate programmes in Company Law at the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (KUB) and Business Administration at the EHSAL Management School (EHSAL) in 2006.


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate and finance department at Lydian handles a range of domestic and international transactions. The group assisted Novelis with the Belgian aspects of its $2.5bn acquisition of Aleris Corporation, which was structured as a reverse triangular merger, whereby a newly established Novelis subsidiary merged with Aleris Corporation forming the Belgian entity Aleris Aluminum Duffel. The department also acted for private equity fund Naxicap Partners on the Europe-wide restructuring of the House of HR group. Peter De Ryck jointly heads the team with Patrick della Faille.

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