News: (13.10.2011) K&L Gates Adds Brussels Corporate Partner

13 October 2011 

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Jeroen Smets as a corporate partner in its Brussels office. Smets joins K&L Gates from Taylor Wessing LLP.  

Having practiced in Brussels for more than 15 years, Smets advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and structured and leveraged finance transactions, with a focus on management buyouts and acquisition finance.  

“We are delighted that Jeroen has joined our growing Brussels office,” stated Martin Lane, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Europe. “His experience and deal track record will add a further dimension to our transactional practice there, which assists international businesses and institutional investors seeking to grow their operations in Belgium.”  

“It is a unique opportunity for me to join K&L Gates’ success story and strengthen the corporate and regulatory team in Brussels,” said Smets. “The resources this firm can mobilize across the globe are impressive and the integrated corporate and M&A practice is recognized as one of the legal industry’s leading practices. It is a very exciting prospect to be able to be part of the further development of the practice in Belgium and internationally and to provide a first class service to our clients through this platform.”  

Smets is the second new partner to join K&L Gates’ Brussels office in recent months, following the earlier addition of competition and regulatory partner Flavia Distefano.

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