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Jan Meyers is a partner based in the Brussels office.
Mr. Meyers’ practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and financial matters.
Mr. Meyers joined the firm in 1976 and became a partner in 1985. He received a J.S.D. degree from Stanford University in 1982 (with a doctoral dissertation on European monetary integration), an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School in 1975, and a Licenciate in Law, summa cum laude, from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1974.
Mr. Meyers is consistently listed as a standout name in the field of corporate law in Belgium. He is distinguished as a Star Individual for corporate and mergers and acquisitions by Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe, and as a Leading Individual for banking, finance and capital markets by The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000. He was named “Corporate Lawyer of the Year” for Belgium in 2010 by Best Lawyers.
Mr. Meyers is a member of the Bar in Brussels and was a member of the Commission bancaire et financière (now FSMA) – the Belgian banking supervisory authority – from the end of 1997 through the end of 2000.
He practices in English, French and Dutch.
Corporate Law Practice:
Cleary Gottlieb has been advising clients on corporate governance matters long before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act put the practice area in the spotlight. Our lawyers have broad and deep experience guiding clients through evolving U.S. and overseas regulation and best practices in board operation, director responsibilities and shareholder relations, as well as the practical application of these standards in the context of specific business activity – whether securities offerings, M&A transactions, internal investigations or initiatives of shareholder activists, including proxy contests.
Our corporate governance practice includes lawyers from diverse practice areas in our offices worldwide who bring complementary insights to this discipline, including eight former federal prosecutors, two former SEC General Counsel, two former Directors of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and a former Director of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets. Two of these individuals had specific responsibility for implementing regulations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, adding invaluable insider’s perspective to a team that provides clients with advice that is both analytical and practical.
Cleary Gottlieb also offers overseas companies specific expertise in the law of the world’s major financial centers and the ways that U.S. reforms will impact their business and interact with evolving home-country rules and practice. Partners in our U.S., European and Asian offices together wrote The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Analysis and Practice, an integrated study of the key provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related rules, as well as U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets (10th ed.), a leading treatise about the U.S. federal securities laws that also addresses the governance implications of U.S. public company status.
We advise public and private corporate clients, institutional investors, board committees and individual officers and directors on the full range of matters that implicate governance regulation and best practice. A core element of our practice is also the representation of business and industry groups in the United States and abroad with respect to emerging regulatory initiatives and the development of practical solutions to address often-conflicting regulation of companies operating in a cross-border environment. And, as regulators worldwide have increased their enforcement resources and vigilance in protecting their home markets, even the best-managed companies face the prospect of enforcement action. Our clients regularly entrust us with some of their most sensitive enforcement matters and investigations.