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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28 Jun 2018

Seminar on representations and warranties and risk management in M&A transactions

Jesse Docx and Bart Bellen spoke about representations and warranties and risk management in M&A transactions at a seminar organized by Lexalert. Jesse and Bart discussed both the legal background of representations, warranties and related indemnification obligations, as well as the actual use of these concepts in practice based sample clauses from our book Share Purchase Agreements and the M&A Survey results.

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