LAURIUS is attending MIPIM2020!

Michael Bollen and Dirk Wellens will attend Mipim 2020 and look forward to catching up. Please feel free to reach out.

Laurius ranked in Chambers Global 2020

We are proud to announce that Laurius has been ranked in the Chambers Global 2020 guide for its Corporate M&A practice and that Bert Luyten (Dispute Resolution) and Dirk Wellens (Corporate/M&A) are both individually ranked.


Bert Luyten (individually ranked) is described by Chambers as best known for assisting shareholders and corporations with commercial litigation and handling disputes concerning defamation and abuse of state aid. Clients describe Bert as “not only a top lawyer but also very committed and pleasant to work with.”


Our Corporate M&A practice has been ranked in the Corporate M&A overview and is described by Chambers as best known for its advice to clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and sales, in addition to corporate restructurings.

Dirk Wellens (individually ranked) focuses on sales and acquisitions, particularly within the real estate and construction sectors. He also handles pan-European restructurings. He is valued by clients for his “in-depth technical knowledge, creativity and personality.”

ESAS acquires Spitters

Laurius assisted ESAS with the acquisition of Spitters, a key player in the Netherlands telecom market. With this acquisition, ESAS reinforces its expertise and presence in the Benelux to offer end-to-end solutions in the ‘Internet of Things’ sector as well as its strong market leadership position in the field. The ESAS Group offers complete and leading (remote and on-site) IoT services and tools.  It has a strong track record of organic and acquisitive growth, integrating and optimizing various businesses.

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Better Minds at Work and Energy Lab stronger together

Better Minds at Work, an organisation focused on mental and physical well-being within companies, will be strengthened by new shareholder Energy Lab, part of Golazo group.

Laurius advised founding partner Pia Buysse on the sale of her participation to Energy Lab.

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The first 365 days of Michael Bollen

Michael Bollen talks about his first year at Laurius in Trends Magazine of 15 August. Click here to read the full article.

Karen Vermaere appointed as senior partner

We are pleased to announce that Karen Vermaere has been appointed as senior partner as of 1 July 2019. Karen is co-head of our litigation and
arbitration practice and holds a strong record in advising clients on a variety of commercial transactions and complex projects, with niche expertise
in regulatory matters.

Managing partner Dirk Wellens commented: “We continue to invest in our growth and with Karen we add bench strength to our firm. She makes an ideal addition to our ambitious and successful team.”

For more information please feel free to reach out to us.

Legal 500 Edition 2019

The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa is now online.

We are proud to announce that our firm and our lawyers have been highly recommended.

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Investing in Belgium

A Q&A guide to investing in Belgium written by a.o. our senior partner David Ryckaert and junior associate Lancelot Clément de Cléty has been published in Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law this week.

Read the full article for more information.

Customs Support Group takes over ECA

Laurius assisted Customs Support Group, a Mentha Capital portfolio-group with the take-over of ECA, an Antwerp-based custom agency desk.

Mentha Capital supports Insites Consulting in global growth ambitions

Laurius advised Mentha Capital with its investment in global consumer insight & collaboration agency InSites Consulting. Mentha Capital is an independent private equity firm active in the mid-market in the Netherlands and Flanders.

InSites Consulting pioneered digital market research in 1997 as a spin-off of Vlerick Business School. Today, it is recognized among the top 100 largest and top 10 most innovative market research agencies in the world. With its current 7 offices across 3 continents, InSites Consulting helps global brands all around the world to make better and faster marketing decisions, combining smart digital technology with contemporary marketing know-how.

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