Leo Peeters

Leo Peeters

Partner

Leo Peeters

Partner

Commercial and Economic Law - Corporate Law - M&A - Agreements - Insolvency Law - Finance - Sustainability

As a strategic partner for our clients, I am always looking for the best solutions

Leo Peeters specialises in national and international corporate law and has assisted in a number of mergers and acquisitions, financings and corporate restructurings.  
 
He has extensive experience in contract law, commercial and economic law, banking and finance law, insolvency law, distribution law, corporate contract law, real estate law, telecom law and arbitration. 

He advises entrepreneurs and their companies from the very beginning of their activity, during their financing, in the drafting and negotiation of their contracts, during the acquisition and sale of their companies or divisions and also in the restructuring of companies in difficulty (insolvency, WCO and bankruptcy) or their dissolution. 

In addition, Leo practices all aspects of law related to art and culture.

Leo has acquired broad experience during a professional career as legal consultant with Price Waterhouse, and as a partner with Ernst&Young. In 1998, he was founding partner of Peeters Advocaten-Avocats in co-operation with Ernst&Young. He afterwards became a partner with Simmons & Simmons and Thompson Hine LLP. 

In 2009 Leo founded Peeters Law.

In 2019 Leo and Peeters Law have decided to join forces with Koen De Puydt and his team and to assume a new brand, which better reflects the service we have in mind for you, and that is "Seeds of Law". 

Leo is a member of the Brussels Bar.

  • Master of Laws (Lic. Iuris), VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), 1981
  • MBA (CEPAC), ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay), 1986
  • Financial Management, Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool (VLEKHO), 1989
  • Dutch
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Alliott Global Alliance
  • Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (Cepani)
  • European Association of SME Transfer (Transeo)
  • Art Law Foundation (Geneva)
  • Belgian Corporate Finance Association (BCFA)
  • Legal training courses for tax, legal and audit professionals and accountants, in Belgium and abroad;
  • Seminars with Chambers of Commerce on topics of corporate law and the insolvency legislation;
  • Seminars on corporate law, both to clients and internally within Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young;
  • Seminars on the real estate UCITS legislation;
  • Seminars on international private law aspects of merging and emigrating companies;
  • Seminars on insolvency law with Kluwer Opleidingen;
  • Client seminars regarding Corporate Governance.
  • Contribution to the report Doing Business 2017 "Equal Opportunity for All" of the World Bank Group.
  • Publications regarding corporate and commercial law in several businessreviews;