Banking finance & insolvency

Debt finance

We cover the entire scope of banking and finance work: leveraged and project finance, general corporate and asset-backed finance operations, you name it.

We advise both lenders and financial institutions, as well as sponsors and borrowers. The team has a particular expertise in the specific requirements for acquisition finance in a private equity context.

(Retail) Banking and finance

We advise on general retail banking matters, commercial and consumer lending, and payment and investments products. We also take care of the related financial regulatory issues (MiFID, PRIIPS, etc).

And we have a knack for work on leasing and asset backed finance techniques, specifically in the automotive sector.

Distressed finance, restructurings and insolvency

We advise on solvent and insolvent debt restructurings, with a strong track record in distressed finance work. Our litigation work predominantly covers insolvency and reorganizational operations.

Litigation

Nobody loves disputes, but they tend to happen anyway. Our experienced litigation team is there to help out from the get-go. Court proceedings, mediation or arbitration, domestic or cross-border, we are there to defend your case to the bone.

We know our way in securities litigation, shareholders’ and joint venture disputes, directors’ liability, auditors’ liability and post-acquisition claims. You can also rely on us for commercial litigation, insolvency proceedings and family and inheritance disputes.

We even do tax litigation.

Private clients

We advise high-net-worth individuals and families on the optimal planning, structuring and management of their wealth, throughout every stage of life. We monitor and structure our clients’ movable and immovable family wealth with a helicopter view to keep control on the bigger picture. At the same time, we dig into the technical details and develop solid solutions by staying ahead of evolutions in the tax and legal landscape.

Our prime focus is on unburdening families, strengthening their relationships and evaluating their needs, now and for future generations. Our advice covers domestic and cross-border matters, dealing with all aspects of asset structuring and protection. Our practice has particular experience in structuring family wealth through holdings, trusts, family foundations and partnerships.

Tax

We advise businesses on the organisation of all their tax matters with a particular focus on general corporate tax advice, relevant tax aspects of corporate transactions and optimisation of compensation packages. Furthermore, we have vast experience in assisting private equity and other investment funds in their structuring, regulatory matters and management investment schemes.

Fund structuring

Our funds team assists private equity and other investment funds in their incorporation, (tax) structuring, capital raising, governance, management and regulatory matters.