Mr David Ryckaert > Laurius > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Boulevard Louis Schmidt 29 b.1
1040 Brussels

Work Department

Corporate, M&A


David Ryckaert is a senior partner at Laurius and is internationally renowned for his extensive knowledge of M&A, venture capital and corporate litigation. As one of the leaders of the corporate team, he advises family shareholders, industrial buyers and private equity funds on transactions in Belgium and abroad.

Quality, efficiency and straightforwardness: David sets great store by the Laurius DNA. He always goes to the limit for his clients, always focusing on a pragmatic, successful outcome for the case. In every situation, he puts forward creative solutions which perfectly meet the wishes and needs of his client.



David has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2000. Since then, he has worked on various cases for an impressive professional clientele. Mergers and acquisitions, corporate litigation, leveraged buy-outs, … Also in the context of venture capital, David guides founders and investors from successful start-up to exit.


Dutch, French & English


IBA (International Bar Association)


He holds a bachelor in law from the Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix in Namur (Belgium), a master in law from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a master in business administration from the Solvay Business School (Brussels), with a special focus on corporate finance.


David is also a lecturer at Campus Kulak where he shares his passion and know-how in the course ‘Acquisition/Leaving a Company’.

Lawyer Rankings

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.