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Jeroen Smets

Jeroen Smets is a partner at the firm. He concentrates his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, structured and leveraged finance matters with a particular emphasis on management buy outs and acquisition finance.

Jeroen advises Belgian and foreign corporates and financial institutions on a wide range of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets work, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as general corporate advisory work. He focuses in banking and finance related transactions including real estate and acquisition finance and structured finance, senior and mezzanine lending, security packages, and provides advice on regulatory and general banking law. He has extensive experience with coordination of cross-border transactions and the negotiation and structuring of complex leveraged buy-outs and both share- and asset deals and has acted on some of the landmark private equity deals in Belgium, including the first ever public to private transaction in the market. His client base is diverse and encompasses Belgian companies, multi-national corporations, long-established private companies and new ventures and Belgian and foreign financial institutions.

Jeroen has extensive international experience and has lived and worked in Brussels, Moscow and New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeroen was head of the corporate and finance department at another international firm in Brussels.

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA as a Recommended Lawyer for Commercial, corporate and M&A in Belgium, 2024
  • Member of the Brussels Bar 
  • Member of De Warande
  • Member of ELSA Law Society
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Jeroen has written on corporate and finance issues, including “Corporate Interest under Belgian law – a practical approach”, Bank- en Financieel recht / Droit Bancaire et Financier, Larcier, Brussels, 2008, “Taalgebruik in het bedrijfsleven”, Maklu, 2010.

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