Nicolas van Heule

Nicolas is a member of our US-Luxembourg Desk in New York. He has a broad range of expertise advising on all aspects of corporate and finance matters.

He represents clients in business transactions and corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, migrations, restructurings and joint ventures.

Of particular note is his experience in technology, media and telecommunication matters, advising various global clients on e-commerce, gambling, data protection and IP rights.

Before joining Stibbe, Nicolas worked as an associate in the corporate and finance department of another international law firm in Luxembourg (2008-2010).

Nicolas has a master’s in law degree from Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) (2004). He also has an LL.M. in intellectual property and competition law from the University of Liège (ULg) (2005).

  • Languages: French, Dutch, English
  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar: 2007

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