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

Laurius
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 29 b.1
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Work Department

Corporate and real estate law

Position

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.

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).

Languages

Dutch, English, French

Leisure

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 > Real estate and construction

Institutional investors seek out the real estate team at Laurius for assistance on major transactions. Michael Bollen heads the team with Christina Trappeniers, who has significant experience in the healthcare sector, where she advises clients on the development of care and assisted living homes.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Laurius has expanded its share of private equity, M&A, and corporate financing work, with notable focuses on real estate, manufacturing, and professional services sector advice. Acting primarily in the mid-market, the firm regularly handles cross-border transactions for domestic and international businesses as well as investment funds, and also offers support on commercial and fundraising matters. Key names in the team include Christina Trappeniers and Caroline Wildemeersch, who have notable expertise in the elderly care sector and distressed transactions respectively, alongside David Ryckaert, an experienced transactional adviser with a focus on advice to management teams, and private equity-focused managing partner Dirk Wellens.