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François De Bauw

Senior Counsel, Brussels




François De Bauw specialises in M&A and in company and securities law for listed companies. Over the past 25 years, he has assisted clients in several of Belgium’s landmark M&A and equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and public takeover bids. He is the author of various publications covering his area of practice. He was for ten years the head of the capital markets & banking practice of Linklaters in Brussels and from 2008 to 2013 the Managing Partner for Belgium. From 2002 to 2008, he was an elected member of Linklaters’ firmwide international board.

Professional experience

2013 to date Senior Council, Linklaters
2002 - 2013 Partner, Linklaters
1990 - 2002 Partner, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch
1986 - 1990 Associate, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch
1979 - 1986 Associate, Grégoire & Partner, Brussels

* In 2002, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch merged with Linklaters


1979 - University of Louvain - UCL Licencié en droit, Bachelier en philosophie 


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