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Mr Vincent Dirckx
Vincent started his career in New York working for Kelley Drye & Warren and then Baker & McKenzie. He then joined Freshfields’ Belgian practice and worked mostly in Brussels but also from London. From 2003 to 2009, he was a corporate and finance partner at Lydian.
In 2009, Vincent became a partner at CMS. In addition to sitting on the Corporate/M&A Management Committee of CMS, Vincent heads CMS Belgium’s M&A department. Vincent’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital in connection with both private and public transactions, whether cross-border or domestic, essentially on behalf of large Belgian and non-Belgian corporates and investment funds.
English, French, Dutch
1995 – Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
1991 – University of Louvain, UCLouvain (Law Degree)
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