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Steven Callens

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Steven Callens

Partner

Steven Callens 

specialises in M&A, corporate law, corporate governance and dispute resolution.

Steven has extensive experience in national and international corporate transactions. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments in a wide variety of economic sectors including marketing, e-commerce and retail, automotive and transport, holdings, the luxury sector, as well as renewable energy and manufacturing.

He also represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings primarily in post-acquisition, director’s liability and shareholder disputes. Steven is regularly appointed as an arbitrator.

Steven regularly speaks at conferences on matters of corporate law and arbitration.

Steven is also a member of the Belgian Arbitration Institute (CEPANI), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Institute of Directors (GUBERNA) and of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Seminars:

  • “Sector specific M&A: Renewable energy M&A – Where is the value and where is the risk?” (AIJA, Valbella, Jan. 2018)
  • “De hervorming van het Wetboek van Vennootschappen” (Women on Board, Dec. 2017)
  • “De hervorming van het Wetboek van Vennootschappen” (Client seminar, Nov. 2017)
  • “Transactions involving distressed properties” (AIJA, Parma, April 2017)
  • “Specific clauses in asset purchase agreements” (AIJA, Lille, Oct. 2016)
  • “Security instruments for payment of the purchase price and other claims” (AIJA, Budapest, April 2016)
  • “The True Value of Shareholders’ Agreements” (AIJA, Val Gardena, Italy, Jan. 2016)
  • “Workshop on dispute resolution in M&A transactions – what happens when your M&A deal goes sour” (AIJA, Santiago de Chile, Nov. 2014)
  • “Ethical issues relating to third party funding and counsel remuneration” (AIJA, Prague, August 2014)
  • “Equity financing for M&A transactions” (AIJA, London, April 2014)
  • “The end of the deal: renegotiation clauses and (reverse) break-up fees” (AIJA, Chamonix, Jan. 2013)
  • “Getting the deal done: indemnification tools” (AIJA, Milan, Oct. 2012)
  • “De verantwoordelijkheden van bestuurders, zaakvoerders in vennootschap” (Koninklijke Vereniging van Accountants en Boekhouders van België, Ghent, May 2011)

  • Master in law (Universiteit Gent), 1999
  • Complementary Master in Economic Law (Université libre de Bruxelles), 2001
  • Member of the Brussels Bar since 2009 (previously, since 2001, of the bars of Gent and Antwerp)