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For decades, both international and domestic financial institutions and entrepreneurs have entrusted us with their most challenging financings.

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In the quickly evolving financial markets, the breadth and depth of our practice allows us to provide clients with the latest market trends and financing techniques.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms our partner-driven service provides both borrowers and lenders.

Working in small, dedicated teams, our specialists handle many complex loan deals, securitisations, capital market transactions and reorganisations. Short lines to other specialists in the firm offer an effective match with the deal teams running the transaction at our banking and borrower base.

Taking a joint approach to financings, all debt capital markets and bank financings are handled by these same, small teams. This integrated approach results in a high level of coordination on combined bank/bond deals, seamless executions, the adoption of best practices across financing types and effective comparison of financing alternatives.

Our finance lawyers also complement their expertise by drawing on the firm’s strong industry and regulatory knowledge in areas such as energy, telecoms and real estate.

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Clients describe the team as “very hands-on, flexible and deal-driven” and say it ranks with some of the top names in the market

IFLR 1000 2015, Banking and Finance chapter

Recognised as one of the strongest non-international banking practices in Belgium, it’s been another good year for the team

IFLR 1000 2015, Banking and Finance chapter

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