Baker & McKenzie
Louizalaan 149 Avenue Louise
11th Floor, Brussels 1050
Tel: +32 2 639 36 11
Fax: +32 2 639 36 99
Koen Vanhaerents joined Baker & McKenzie in 1987 and was admitted to the Brussels’ bar in the same year. He was made partner in 1994. Koen Vanhaerents has an extensive Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities and Corporate Finance practice. Koen Vanhaerents is a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee and chairs the Firm’s Regional Council. He leads the Corporate Finance Practice Group in Belgium and is a member of the steering committees of the European Venture Capital Group and the Global Securities Practice Group. Mr. Vanhaerents chaired Baker & McKenzie’s Policy Committee (2005-2008) and has also served as managing partner of the Belgium offices (2000-2009).
Koen Vanhaerents advises Belgian and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate finance operations (both public and private) and complex corporate law issues. As head of the Belgian corporate finance practice group, he is closely involved in numerous operations and take-overs on the Belgian capital markets, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In the context of the financial crisis, he has been involved in a number of rescue operations for Belgian financial institutions since 2008.
Corporate Finance Practice:
Our Corporate Practice Group is one of the largest and leading legal corporate finance teams in Belgium. We help clients with day-to-day corporate governance and corporate maintenance as well as complex corporate finance issues such as mergers, acquisitions, capital markets transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, and buyouts.
With our broad experience and global network, we represent clients in large-scale mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, both in Belgium and abroad. We also have a leading capital markets expertise and have advised issuers, underwriters and investors in numerous capital market transactions such as IPOs, secondary offerings and public takeover bids in and outside Belgium.
Baker & McKenzie:
Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .
We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 11,000 people in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – “fluency” – across borders, issues and practices.
We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.
Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.