Mr Koen Hoornaert > Van Olmen & Wynant > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Van Olmen & Wynant
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Koen has a broad experience in all aspects of corporate law, in particular, regarding Belgian and cross-border mergers & acquisitions and private equity. He advises Belgian and foreign clients especially on share and assets acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance and general corporate law questions. In addition, Koen has a special focus on advising family businesses, their shareholders and directors.  He was admitted to the Brussels bar and New York State bar in 2011.Before joining Van Olmen & Wynant in 2019, Koen worked for many years at the world’s premier global law firm. Koen was a teaching assistant at the law faculty of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) for several years and still is a voluntary scientific collaborator at the Institute for commercial and insolvency law at this university.


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Koen graduated from Ghent University in 2009 (UGent) and was an exchange student at American University Washington College of Law in 2007. As a fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.) and Francqui Foundation, Koen obtained an LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010 and was the class’ valedictorian. Koen also obtained a Master in American Studies at the University of Antwerp (UA) in 2011.

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Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Van Olmen & Wynant‘s broad corporate offering encompasses corporate law issues such as stock options, equity offerings, and restructurings, M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions, and corporate ligitation including shareholder and director disputes. The firm advises domestic companies and a number of multinational names, particularly within the financial services and private equity spaces, and works within a diverse range of industry sectors. The team is led by Luc Wynant, who focuses on M&A and private equity deals, with Koen Hoornaert regularly advising on cross-border transactions and counsel Jeroen Mues offering broad corporate law expertise.