Mr Dirk Wellens > Laurius > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate, M&A


Dirk is the Managing Partner at Laurius. He takes care of 360° assistance to the firm’s clients. He heads up a specialist team dealing with all aspects of company law, and has particular experience in facilitating take-overs and reorganisations in Belgium and abroad. Dirk is also involved in asset structuring on behalf of clients, handles inheritance planning matters and advises on complex inheritance issues.


Dirk was admitted to the Antwerp bar in 1997. He founded Laurius in 2006 together with Bert Luyten.


Dutch, French & English


IBA (International Bar Association)


Dirk holds master’s degrees in Law (Antwerp) and Notary-public studies (Leuven).

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Laurius expanded its corporate transactional offering with the arrival of Christina Trappeniers and Caroline Wildemeersch from Ambos in September 2021, adding considerable expertise in domestic and international M&A, private equity, and commercial transactions. The firm has broad experience of key sectors such as real estate, manufacturing and professional services, and also has a notable private equity offering, working with both management teams and funds on complex buy-and-build deals. The team is led by managing partner Dirk Wellens, who combines transactional and company law advice, and David Ryckaert, noted for his management-side advice on leveraged buyouts.