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Eubelius

LOUIZALAAN 99, AVENUE LOUISE, 1050 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 543 3100
Fax:
Fax +32 2 543 3101
DX:
89 BAB
Email:
Web:
www.eubelius.com
Antwerp, Brussels, Kortrijk

Marieke Wyckaert

Tel:
Work +32 2 543 31 00
Email:
Eubelius

Work Department

Partner.

Position

Corporate, Securities and M&A / Business law, insolvency.

Career

Admitted to the bar, 1985, Brussels / Professor, University of Leuven (KUL) / Member of supervisory board, Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA).

Languages

Dutch, English and French.

Education

University of Leuven (KUL), Law degree, 1984 / Univeristy of Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.M., 1985 / University of Leuven (KUL), Ph. D. in law, 1994.


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Eubelius recently strengthened its bench of experts in finance transactions when it hired Frédéric Heremans as counsel from NautaDutilh. Heremans, banking head Marieke Wyckaert and attorney Thomas Donnez act as borrowers' and lenders' counsel to Belgian and foreign clients on a broad cross-section of matters, including those involving general corporate lending, asset-based finance and real estate finance. Anthony Logghe and Wim Goossens are recommended for their experience of PPP and other project finance transactions. Lars Van Bever, who heads up the capital markets practice, worked with senior attorney Tim Van Moorhem to advise Retail Estates on a rights issue (as part of the client's listing on Euronext Amsterdam), and also on an accelerated private placement of scrips. Senior counsel Jean-Marc Gollier is knowledgeable about CRD IV, Solvency II, PRIIPS and the implementation of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, among other areas of financial regulation. Matthias Wauters and senior attorney Joris De Wolf are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Marieke Wyckaert - Eubelius

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'efficient' corporate and M&A practice at Eubelius¬†is highlighted for its 'high availability and excellent legal and business advice'. The group was instructed by Ablynx on the¬†‚ā¨3.8bn¬†public tender offer by Sanofi, it also acted for Elia on its acquisitions of shares in Eurogrid International.¬†Marieke Wyckaert¬†‚ÄĒ who jointly heads the team alongside Lars Van Bever¬†‚ÄĒ and Filip Jenn√©¬†led a team acting for¬†Martin Braun-Gruppe (the baking division of the Oetker-Gruppe)¬†on the acquisition of Diversi Foods. Frank Hellemans¬†and Philippe Mulliez¬†are key names to note and are based in the firm's Antwerp and¬†Kortrijk offices respectively. Erwin Destuyver¬†is singled out for his 'responsiveness, excellent case knowledge and eye for detail'. Jozef Lievens retired from the practice.

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Not-for-profit

Within: Not-for-profit

Eubelius draws upon its strengths across multiple practice areas to advise Belgian and international non-profit organisations, associations and foundations on their most important operational issues. Having advised the International Food Waste Coalition on its incorporation as an international non-profit organisation in 2014, the firm has been assisting the client with changes to its governance structure. Matthias Wauters and counsel Tom Villé are acting for VZW Sint-Anna on a mixed-use real estate development project. Another key figure is Véronique Pertry, who has expertise in employment (individual and collective) and pensions law matters.  Other notable individuals in the group are Marieke Wyckaert, Frank Hellemans and Barteld Schutyser. Counsels Korneel Decroix and Liesbet Vandenplas are also noted.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Eubelius'¬†private equity and venture capital group attracts praise for its¬†'high-quality technical skills'. The group acted for MPM Capital, as lead investor of a syndicate of investors, on the¬†‚ā¨64m series B financing round of iTeos¬†Therapeutics. In another highlight, the team was instructed by¬†Vision Healthcare, an investment vehicle that part of the Daimler Group, on its acquisition of Remark.¬†Marieke Wyckaert¬†and Lars Van Bever¬†jointly head the practice.¬†The 'knowledgeable' Felix Dobbelaere¬†was recently promoted to counsel and is singled out¬†for his 'good negotiation skills'.

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