New counsels at Linklaters Belgium

Linklaters, the leading global law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new counsels in Belgium.  Sibel Yilmaz (Competition/Antitrust), Guillaume Couneson (TMT/IP) and Filip Lecoutre (Corporate/M&A) will take up their new roles as from 1 May 2017.

Filip Lecoutre has more than a decade of experience advising on all aspects of corporate law and specialises in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions. He has a strong track record advising on initial public offerings, rights issues and accelerated bookbuilt offerings. His practice further includes private and public mergers and acquisitions. Filip works for corporates, banks and private equity firms.

Guillaume Couneson’s practice focuses on information technology (IT) and electronic communication related matters. He has been heavily involved in both transactional and regulatory matters with a special focus on data protection compliance. Guillaume has also built tremendous expertise advising clients regarding IT contracts, including outsourcing/cloud computing related agreements. He regularly assists clients in regulated sectors and has worked on numerous deals falling under the regulatory authority of the data protection authorities and telecommunications regulators.

Sibel Yilmaz’s is a senior competition lawyer. Sibel has a long standing focus on the private equity sector.  She has a longstanding track record on complex merger control cases and conduct investigations and also advises private equity firms on a range of other competition law issues, including the assessment of their exposure and liability flowing from the behaviour of portfolio companies.  She covers a broad range of industries, including in particular telecoms, software, technology, FMCG and healthcare.

Bernd Meyring, Managing Partner:
“We are all very proud of these new appointments. Filip, Sibel and Guillaume represent a new talented generation.  They all have developed a great market profile and have come to trust their advice in their respective fields of expertise.  We are grateful to our clients for their trust and feedback.  It is the foundation of these senior appointments and of our development more generally.” 

For more information, contact Ann de Geest on +32 2 501 95 95.