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Monard Law

TERVURENLAAN 270, 1150 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 234 67 10
Fax:
Fax +32 2 280 47 79
Email:
Web:
www.monardlaw.be
Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt

Katrien Vorlat

Tel:
Work +32 (0) 2 234 67 10
Email:
Web:
www.monardlaw.com
Monard Law

Work Department

Corporate
Mergers and acquisitions, private equity

Position

Partner

Career

Member of the Brussels Bar 1993
Became partner in 2001 at Stibbe
Joined Monard law 2016

Languages

Native Dutch speaker and fluent in English, French and German

Member

Independant director of the Proxy Voting committee of Bank Degroof Petercam Asset Management
Co-chair International private equity and venture capital subcommittee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
Member of the General Assembly of De Warande Business Club
Former Vice-Chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce - Brussels

Education

Law degree from Catholic University of Leuven (1990 - magna cum laude)
LLM Yale Law School (1992)


Belgium

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Monard Law is instructed on a range of transactions for its impressive client roster, which includes Carrefour, Danone and Generali Belgium. The team assisted Simac Techniek with negotiating a purchase agreement for 70% of the shares of Wavetel, as well as with a subscription and shareholders agreement with the majority owner of shares. In another work highlight, Katrien Vorlat led a team advising Dekra Belgium on its acquisition of Allianz Belgium's insurance claims adjusting business. Natalie Ulburghs, Nicole Segers and Kristof Zadora are key names to note. Benoit Samyn and Pieter Van den Broeck were recently promoted to the partnership. Other changes to the team include Maxime Monard's promotion to associate partner.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

The 'trustworthy and accessible' corporate and commercial team at Monard Law frequently handles private equity and venture capital transactions. A team led by recently promoted partner Pieter Van den Broeck ('practical, focused and very pragmatic') assisted Invale and BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity with the acquisition of a majority stake in Stoffels. In another highlight, the group acted for the owners of Diresco on the sale of the company to an entity controlled by Creafund. Katrien Vorlat assisted Dawn Capital with a follow-on investment, as part of the series C equity round by Showpad. Recently promoted associate partner Maxime Monard is noted for venture capital transactions.

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