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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22 Apr 2020

contrast highly recommended by The Legal 500

Our competition & EU, corporate & commercial, privacy & data protection, litigation teams are again highly recommended by The Legal 500. Our corporate & commercial team moves up one band. And our competition & EU team consolidates its absolute top-ranking in band 1. It is now one of only two teams in that band. Clients describe our team as ‘very down to earth’ with a ‘pragmatic approach’. Their experience and knowledge of both legislation and our sector are outstanding. ’ Read more here

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