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
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
J.D. (‘Licentie Rechten’), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, and Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, cum laude
LL.M in economic law (‘Licence spéciale en droit économique’), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, 1994, magna cum laude
Harold was admitted to the Brussels Bar
Attorney at Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels (associate / senior associate)
Attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP – Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels office (senior associate / partner since 2002)
Partner at Dechert LLP, Brussels office
Founding partner at LMBD, Brussels
Harold was admitted to the Bruges Bar in 2012.