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Stefaan Wauman obtained his law degree from the KU Leuven in 2003 and is a member of the Bar of the Province of Antwerp. He obtained a postgraduate degree in corporate law (2006) at the Catholic University of Brussels and a postgraduate degree in business law (2007) at the University of Antwerp. He joined our firm as Counsel in 2019, after working for Laurius (Antwerp) for 12 years.
He has extensive experience in negotiating and assisting in acquisitions and mergers. Stefaan works in the Business Law practice group and, together with Gwen Bevers and Christine Heeb, heads the Corporate and M&A department.
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Schoups‘ corporate and M&A practice is divided across the firm’s Antwerp and Brussels offices, and attracts praise for its ‘good value for money and great knowledge of the Belgian market’. It handles a range of M&A transactions, corporate restructuring work and governance advice, with particular expertise in the real estate, residential care and alternative energy sectors. The team is led by the ‘exceptional’ Gwen Bevers, who splits his time between Brussels and Antwerp and handles domestic and cross-border matters, and includes ‘solution-driven’ Antwerp-based counsel Stefaan Wauman, who recently joined from Laurius and is particularly strong in private equity transactions.
Laurius handles a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, attracting praise for ‘thinking on a global scale, but acting as a local firm‘ and providing ‘sound and tailored advice‘. The team is split between its two Belgian offices and includes Dirk Wellens and recently promoted senior partner Karen Vermaere in Antwerp, who jointly lead the team with management buyout expert David Ryckaert and real estate sector specialist Michael Bollen, who are in Brussels. Stefaan Wauman joined Schoups.