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Mr Arnaud Van Oekel
Arnaud is a key member of the firm’s M&A practice. He has wide experience in handling domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity deals and advising on corporate structuring and financing issues.
Arnaud also acts for major banking institutions in a wide range of matters, especially in connection with financing (acquisition finance, corporate and asset finance) and debt restructuring.
English, French, Dutch
2000 – Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB (Law Degree)
2000 – Bar admission
CMS is active in M&A and corporate finance transactions, with strength across a variety of sectors, most notably life sciences, telecoms, and digital. The firm’s cross-border capabilities are notable, with the Brussels-based team working with the firm’s international offering on multijurisdictional transactions across Europe and globally. Practice head Vincent Dirckx primarily handles corporate finance, advising investment funds and venture capital investors alongside listed and non-listed issuers. Carl Leermakers and Arnaud Van Oekel are active dealmakers, advising domestic and international companies on M&A, with Leermakers also handling corporate governance issues. David Prync was promoted to partner in mid-2021, and advises on cross-border M&A and private equity deals.
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- Competition: Belgian law
- Industry focus: Media and entertainment
- Industry focus: Retail
- Intellectual property
- Banking, finance and capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution
- Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
- Insolvency and restructuring
- Real estate and construction