Mrs Christina Trappeniers > Laurius > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate and real estate law


With a passion for corporate and real estate law, senior partner Christina Trappeniers assists companies and funds in various cases, both at home and abroad. Her specialisation? Mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate transactions. Apart from a master’s degree in law, Christina also obtained a master’s degree in company law, followed by an MBA at Solvay Business School.

Enterprising, experienced and with a particularly broad know-how. Before Christina became a senior partner at Laurius, she co-founded Ambos. Today she co-chairs the corporate and real estate department at Laurius, where she advises and assists clients in word and deed.

Christina has over 20 years of experience in advising Belgian and international companies, investment and real estate funds. As a lawyer, she successfully managed various M&A projects concerning residential care centers, a legal niche in which she has built up special expertise throughout her career.


Before she was active as founding partner at Ambos (2009-2021), senior associate in the practice group Corporate and Finance law of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (2004 – 2009), as a corporate lawyer with Monard-D’Hulst (2001-2004) and as an associate with Deloitte & Touche – Tax & Legal NV. She obtained her law diploma at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2000) and an MBA diploma at Solvay Business School (2005-2007).


Dutch, English, French


Solvay Business School, Master in Business Administration (2005-2007), Katholieke Universiteit Brussel, Master in company law (2002-2004), Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen, Master in business law (2001), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master in law (1995-2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate practice at Laurius comprises a large roster of lawyers capable of advising Belgian and international clients on a wide range of mid-market M&A, spanning real estate transactions, private equity deals, carve-outs, and distressed acquisitions. The consortium of practice heads includes managing partner Dirk Wellens, who is noted for his restructuring and M&A expertise, David Ryckaert, who is an expert in corporate litigation and venture capital transactions, real estate and healthcare transaction specialist Christina Trappeniers, and private equity expert Caroline Wildemeersch.

Belgium > Real estate and construction

Laurius is a popular choice for M&A deals and investments in real estate, and it frequently acts for institutional and private equity investors. The practice is led by  Michael Bollen, who ‘increases and improves negotiations rather than slowing them down or overcomplicating them‘ and Christina Trappeniers, who specialises in domestic and cross-border healthcare sector deals.