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Niek De Pauw

Niek De Pauw


Niek De Pauw

Niek De Pauw specialises in domestic and international M&A transactions, general corporate law and equity capital markets.

Niek has extensive experience in public and private acquisitions and disposals, restructurings, joint ventures, private equity transactions, IPOs, public offerings and private placements.

  • 'Niek De Pauw has strong technical expertise.'
    Legal 500 – Banking, Finance and Capital markets Belgium
  • Advised Antin Infrastructure and its portfolio company Eurofiber on its joint venture agreement with Proximus for the roll-out of a fiber network in the Walloon Region, Belgium.
  • Advised Agrolimen on the acquisition of Continental Foods, a leading European food company, from CVC.
  • Advised Straco, a Belgian-based investment group, on its acquisition of Greenyard's horticulture division.
  • Advised the underwriters on Inclusio’s Euronext Brussels IPO.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Ghent (licentiaat rechten) 2002
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) 2003
  • Admitted as an advocaat in Belgium 2003
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2003
  • Partner since 2016

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Brussels Bar

Awards and citations

  • He is highlighted by an interviewee for his "no-nonsense and client-oriented" approach, in addition to his "technical knowledge."
    Chambers Europe, Belgium, Corporate M&A, 2020
  • "Excellent support. Constructive and out-of-the-box thinking."
    IFLR1000 2017, M&A
  • "He has good technical skills, and is calm, composed and pleasant to work with."
    Chambers Global 2018, Corporate / M&A
  • "He has a very strong technical legal background coupled with great client skills."
    Legal 500 2010, Corporate / M&A