Liedekerke welcomes partner Jacques Meunier and counsel Wim Dedecker within its corporate and finance practice
Belgian law firm Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick consolidates its Corporate and M&A capabilities with the arrival of Jacques Meunier and Wim Dedecker.
Jacques Meunier joins Liedekerke. Jacques has undeniable experience in the fields of corporate law, private and public M&A transactions, as well as capital markets, financial law and corporate litigation. Jacques advises domestic, European and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, takeover bids and capital market transactions. Jacques’ clients include companies active in the healthcare, life sciences, retail, luxury goods, construction and private equity industries.
He is appreciated for his expertise, his proactivity, his business-like, no-nonsense approach, his practical knowledge and his pragmatic, deal-oriented approach by market players, both in Belgium and abroad.
Jacques Meunier is admitted to the Brussels Bar. He graduated in law from the University Catholique of Louvain (UCL – 1994) and holds a post graduate degree in International Public Law from the University of Leiden (The Netherlands, 1995). He also holds an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College, University of London (United Kingdom – 1996).
Wim Dedecker joined the firm recently as Counsel. Wim’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions (including private equity), capital market transactions and corporate reorganizations. He also provides advice on general corporate and securities laws matters. His experience includes assisting clients across sectors, notably in the industrial, financial and private equity sectors.
Wim holds a law degree from the University of Antwerp (2009) and a master of law (LL.M) from the University of California Berkeley (2011) where he was a Fulbright scholar. He also studied at the Université Paris Descartes (2009).
Prior to joining the firm, Wim was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Brussels.
Christel Van Den Eynden, who heads up Liedekerke’s Corporate and Finance group, is enthusiastic: “We’re very excited about Jacques and Wim joining our team. Their arrival is part of the forward growth strategy of Liedekerke’s Corporate and Finance department. Jacques is a client-focused, proactive and pragmatic lawyer with an impressive track-record while Wim is a talented and versatile lawyer with broad experience in Europe and in the US. They both have an extensive experience of cross-border transactions, both in M&A and in capital markets transactions, areas in which our team can pride itself on having an unequalled experience. They will undoubtedly be a great addition to our practice, which will continue striving to meet with an impeccable and comprehensive service the growing needs of national and international clients.
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