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.


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


  • 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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03 Aug 2017

Bart Bellen and Anouk Focquet will speak at the 10th edition of ‘De Juristendagen’

On 29 August 2017 Bart Bellen and Anouk Focquet will speak at the 10th edition of ‘De Juristendagen’, organized by M&D Seminars. Anouk Focquet will focus on privacy and the daily impact of the GDPR. Bart Bellen will discuss representations, warranties and indemnities in the context of company acquisitions. If you are interested, you can subscribe via the following link:

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