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CHAUSSÉE DE LA HULPE 178, 1170 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Tel:
Work +32 2 743 69 00
Fax:
Fax +32 2 743 69 01
DX:
24 BAB
Web:
www.cms-law
Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing and 70 more

Benoît Vandervelde

Tel:
Work +32 2743 69 20
Email:
CMS

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Insurance & Funds, Infrastructure & Project Finance

Position

Benoît specializes in banking and finance law as well as in insurance law and has published several articles in these areas. Benoît advises financial institutions (banks, investment funds, investment firms, insurance undertakings, pension funds, payment institutions) and public authorities, both in the performance of their day-to-day activities (lending/LMA and security documentation, securitization, capital market transactions, investment products, liability of financial institutions) and in their relationships with the regulatory authorities (licencing, prudential requirements, merger and acquisition). He was also seconded for three months in 2010 to the banking and finance team of CMS London, where he gained additional experience in the above-mentioned areas. Benoît has excellent advisory skills: his advice is in-depth, ’to-the-point’ and oriented towards practical solutions.

Career

Benoît is a counsel in the Banking and Fiance practice.

Languages

French, Dutch, English

Education

University of Louvain-La-Neuve, UCL (Law Degree, 2004)


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

CMS is particularly active in real estate and acquisition finance and is also noted for its capital markets expertise. In recent work, counsel Benoît Vandervelde advised Deutsche Bank on the €100m bonds issuance by SPGE. Arnaud Van Oekel and Bruno Duquesne are the key partners.

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Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

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