Harold Minjauw

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Harold Minjauw specializes in corporate and general commercial law, with a focus on M&A, real estate and distribution law, as well as corporate and commercial litigation and mediation.

Harold's fields of specialization

His day-to-day advisory practice consists i.a. of

Belgian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions

Setting up and unwinding joint ventures

Venture capital investments and MBOs

General corporate advice

Corporate finance

General commercial law advice and contracts

Real estate issues

Harold represents national and international clients in a variety of litigious matters, both before the ordinary and administrative Belgian courts and in arbitration (including ICC in Belgium and abroad, CEPINA-CEPANI and ad hoc panels). Litigation i.a. included corporate (including shareholders’), energy, logistics & distribution, directors’ liability, product liability, non-compete, lease and general commercial issues, as well as matters related to works of art and construction defects. 

 

Harold’s client portfolio consists of public and private corporations, both Belgian and international (in particular North-American, Japanese, Brazilian, German, Canadian, French and Italian), most of which are internationally active and including Fortune 500 corporations. Harold also regularly advises industrial families (including various Top 100 Belgian industrial families) and high net worth individuals. 

 

Harold’s main clients are active in the following sectors: real estate, high-tech industrial and consumer manufacturing and engineering, dredging and construction materials, packaging, life sciences, energy, logistics (including by rail), financial holdings, venture capital and private equity, and banking.

 

What others say about Harold: “he is not just good in M&A but also all corporate law, quick, accurate, punctual” says one client. (ILFR 1000)

“Als ich can”
Jan van Eyck

Experience

1992

J.D. (‘Licentie Rechten’), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, and Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, cum laude

1992

1994

LL.M in economic law (‘Licence spéciale en droit économique’), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, 1994, magna cum laude
1994


Harold was admitted to the Brussels Bar
1994

Attorney at Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels (associate / senior associate)
1994-2000


2000

Attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP – Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels office (senior associate / partner since 2002)
2000-2005


2005

Partner at Dechert LLP, Brussels office
2005-2010


2010

Founding partner at LMBD, Brussels
Since 2010


2012

Harold was admitted to the Bruges Bar in 2012.
2012