Mr Arnaud Van Oekel  > CMS > Brussels, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

CMS
CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE 178
1170 BRUSSELS
Belgium

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English, French, Dutch

Education

2000 – Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB (Law Degree)
2000 – Bar admission

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.