Jan Peeters

I am Jan Peeters
Corporate and M&A specialist
Financial Institutions specialist

Jan Peeters

Jan Peeters’ main areas of expertise are corporate law, capital markets law and financial regulatory law.

Jan specialises in mergers and acquisitions (of both public and private companies), capital market operations (IPOs, public takeover bids, and public-to-private transactions) and corporate finance relating thereto. Jan is also active in the regulation of activities of domestic and foreign credit institutions, investment firms, and insurance companies active in Belgium. 

Jan is Corporate Counsel Forum Liaison Officer of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), and Programme Coordinator (Officer) of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA). He is also the author of various publications on his areas of expertise and a regular guest speaker at seminars and conferences.

Jan graduated in Law from the University of Antwerp in 1986. He also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from UC Berkeley School of Law (1987).

Jan joined the Brussels office of Stibbe in 1987. He was the Managing Partner of Stibbe Brussels from 2011 to 2018.

  • Languages: Dutch, French, English, German
  • Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1987
  • Partner since: 1996


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