Bart Bellen

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Bart Bellen is a partner of contrast. He specializes in corporate law and advises on business law matters.

Bart represents domestic and international companies in corporate and commercial transactions or contentious proceedings. He handles cross-border M&A transactions, multi-jurisdictional corporate restructurings and litigation.

Bart graduated from the University of Leuven (K.U.L.) and obtained a Master’s degree (LL.M.) at New York University School of Law.

Bart Bellen is a member of the Brussels Bar (admitted in New York 1997). He speaks Dutch, French and English.

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. 1997)
  • University of Leuven (K.U.L.) (Lic. Jur. 1996)

Experience

  • contrast (2006-present)
  • VWEW, business law department (2004-2005)
  • Linklaters De Bandt, corporate law & M&A department, Brussels/New York (1997-2002)

Sources describe "knowledgeable and thorough" department co-head Bart Bellen as a "deal maker who can translate negotiation issues into a win-win for both parties." He has notable experience of advising on transactions involving the retail and chemical sectors.

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21 Aug 2019

contrast proudly presents the "M&A Chronicle"

Today, Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap - Revue pratique des sociétés (TRV/RPS), Belgium’s most important corporate law review, published the first edition of the “M&A Chronicle” (M&A Kroniek – Chronique de Jurisprudence en M&A). The M&A Chronicle is the result of a research project that started 3 years ago at contrast and was prepared by our corporate and M&A team in collaboration with our co-author Didier Leclercq.  The M&A Chronicle provides an overview of Belgian case law in M&A related matters.  The first edition covers all published case law for the period 2000-2017. Check our publications-page for other M&A related books, articles and newsletters. 

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