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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.

Global M&A Toolkit

Bringing clarity to complex cross-border M&A, providing in-depth analysis of the M&A trends across the globe

  • Advised Gfi Informatique on its public takeover bid on Realdolmen.
  • Advised Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and its shareholders on the sale of the club to Belgian entrepreneur Marc Coucke.
  • Advised Materialise on its US$50 million secondary offering and on the entry into its share capital of chemistry giant BASF.

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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

  • "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