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Managing Partner

Dirk Wellens

Dirk Wellens is managing partner and founder of Laurius. With more than 25 years of experience in the legal profession, he has acquired particular…
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Senior Partner

Bert Luyten

Bert Luyten is co-founder of Laurius and specialises in complex contractual, corporate and financial disputes.
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Senior Partner | MRICS

Michael Bollen

Experienced lawyer, Laurius partner and transactional real estate expert. When it comes to corporate real estate, Michael Bollen is in the driving seat.
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Senior Partner

David Ryckaert

David Ryckaert, senior partner at Laurius, specialises in M&A, venture capital and corporate litigation.
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Senior Partner

Karen Vermaere

Karen Vermaere is a senior partner and has been a lawyer at the Antwerp Bar since 2001.
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Senior Partner

Damien Stas de Richelle

Damien Stas de Richelle, senior partner at Laurius, has been a lawyer since 1997.
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Senior Partner

Christina Trappeniers

With a passion for corporate and real estate law, senior partner Christina Trappeniers assists companies and funds in various cases, both at home and…
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Senior Partner

Caroline Wildemeersch

Caroline Wildemeersch is a senior partner at Laurius and specialises in the national and cross-border takeover and transaction practice.
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Partner

Arnaud Vanitterbeek

Arnaud Vanitterbeek is a partner at Laurius and a specialist in private M&A, due diligence, corporate restructuring, commercial contracts and shareholder disputes.
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Partner

Bob Roels

Bob Roels knows the transaction practice through and through. As a Laurius partner he specialises in M&A, restructuring and contracting at home and abroad.
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Lawyer

Karen De Clercq

Private equity, real estate transactions and sale & lease back of healthcare real estate: in recent years Karen De Clercq has built up special…
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Philippe Loix

Philippe Loix focuses on cases in corporate law, real estate law and administrative law, with a particular specialisation in public procurement and real estate…
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Eline Verelst

Eline Verelst has been an established member of the dispute resolution team at Laurius since 2017.
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Olivia Vansteelant

Master’s degree in law, LL.M. in international and European law, trainee at the EU’s Permanent Representation to the UN in Geneva.
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Sophie Nys

Sophie Nys has a passion for labour and social security law and honed her skills during a manama in social law.
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Gerrit Hendrikx

Gerrit Hendrikx, master in law and sociology, started his career as a lawyer in 2015. Since 2020 he has been working in the commercial…
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Ayse Özkan

Ayse Özkan supports entrepreneurs and companies in all areas of corporate and commercial law.
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Stephanie Joris

After kicking off her career with the Big Four, Stephanie Joris started at the Antwerp Bar in 2016.
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Martin Lens

As a lawyer at Laurius, Martin Lens focuses on corporate M&A and real estate.
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Gertjan Van Hoeyweghen

Gertjan Van Hoeyweghen, lawyer at Laurius, focuses on property law and real estate law in the broadest sense of the word.
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Femke Tordeur

Femke Tordeur obtained a master’s degree in law in 2019 and has been part of the Laurius corporate & real estate department ever since.
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Lancelot Clément de Cléty

Mergers, acquisitions, corporate and commercial law: Lancelot Clément de Cléty advises and supports clients in a wide range of cases.
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Matthias Verschaffel

Matthias Verschaffel has been an attorney at Laurius since 2017. His expertise ranges from corporate and company law, to private law. Read more. >>
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Rainier Van Ghyseghem

Rainier Van Ghyseghem has a highly qualitative knowledge of company law, private equity and real estate.
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Zeno Vanregemorter

Zeno Vanregemorter has outstanding experience in corporate litigation, both in financial and contractual disputes.
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Delphine Joos

With a specialisation in company law, she mainly focuses on M&A cases.
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Quinten Hermans

Quinten Hermans has been a permanent member of Laurius’s commercial and litigation departments since 2020.
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Lucas Van Geel

Since 2020, Lucas Van Geel has strengthened the Laurius law firm. He is mainly active within the commercial and dispute resolution department.
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Lawyer

Michiel Pieraerts

With a passion for corporate and financial law, a career in business law was a logical move for Michiel Pieraerts.
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Lawyer

Sam Spranghers

Sam Spranghers versterkt sinds 2022 het corporate-team bij Laurius.
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Office manager

David Real

David Real coordinates the day-to-day operational challenges of the office.
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Financial controller

Pierre Julien

As financial controller, Pierre Julien manages all facets of the business model.
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Personal assistant

Ester Patroons

Ester Patroons assists and supports the co-founder Bert Luyten as a personal assistant, as well as the wider legal team.
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Heidi Werrens

Heidi Werrens assists and supports the managing partner and the wider legal team.
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Office assistant

Sandra Wynants

Sandra Wynants provides the team of lawyers with a wide range of assistance and support.
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Office assistant

Sara De Man

As a hospitality and office assistant, she is Laurius’ contact person in Antwerp.
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Office assistant

Lamia Benaïssa

As a hospitality and office assistant, she is Laurius’ contact person in Brussels.
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