Van Olmen & Wynant recently welcomed partner Koen Hoornaert to its corporate practice in Brussels.
Hoornaert has significant expertise in domestic and cross-border M&A, investments and reorganisations. In particular, he specialises in advising family businesses, their directors and their shareholders on corporate governance and transactions.
Boutique firms in Belgium and elsewhere have been gaining momentum over the past few years. They often promise partners a more flexible and independent structure compared to the international behemoths they tend to come from. Arcas Law, for example, was founded by ex-Linklaters and Stibbe partners. This move can be seen as a reflection of this wider trend.
“Van Olmen & Wynant wants to excel when quick, lean and pragmatic transactional support is required. Koen Hoornaert is a polyvalent expert with a lot of experience in complex transactions.For our practice, he is the perfect match”, said corporate practice head Luc Wynants.
Hoornaert added: “I am very excited to join Van Olmen & Wynant. The firm has a very strong reputation. I am very much looking forward to further developing the corporate law practice group together with Luc Wynant and to, together with our dream team, help our clients in the best possible way.”
Before joining Van Olmen & Wynant, Hoornaert worked at AmCham where he sat on the Young Professionals Committee.