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Olivier Clevenbergh is partner in the corporate & finance. He also handles dispute resolution matters and is currently the firm’s managing partner.

Olivier is an expert in national and international acquisitions, dispositions of shares and assets, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers, and joint ventures. He has specific expertise in commercial contracts. Moreover, he is a renowned legal specialist in franchising.

Olivier combines his transactional practice with a contentious practice covering the same types of matters. He therefore also represents clients in commercial and corporate litigation before Belgian courts and arbitration tribunals.

Admissions

Olivier Clevenbergh was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1989. He was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1995.

Education

Olivier Clevenbergh obtained his law degree from Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1989 and a Specialised Degree (Licence spéciale) in Economic Law from the same university in 1991.

Affiliations and others

Olivier Clevenbergh is a member of the IBA and of the Fédération Belge de la Franchise (BFF).

recommendations

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"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

"I left everything in your care and almost a year later my case was finished. People were courteous. Recently I insisted another friend use you."

James Watson, Lynx

Recognitions

Chambers EUROPE 2019

Clients appreciate that Olivier Clevenbergh has the "ability to provide clear guidance in complex matters," adding that he is "strong in establishing strategies, tough in negotiations and always remains pragmatic." He advises on a range of M&A transactions, often representing buyers.

Olivier Clevenbergh is reputed for his handling of corporate disputes and commercial contracts, as well as acting as counsel in Belgian arbitral tribunals. He advises on litigation relating to bankruptcies, franchising agreements and shareholder disputes.

 

Global Chambers 2018

Olivier Clevenbergh is described by sources as a "delight to deal with" and garners particular praise from clients for his responsiveness. He recently advised the shareholders of MS Découpe on the sale of 100% of the company's share capital to Simpson Strong Tie and has notable experience handling corporate litigation.

Olivier Clevenbergh handles commercial contracts and M&A disputes and acts as counsel in Belgian arbitration tribunals. Sources view him as a "terrific litigator" with impressive experience and a focus on distribution law litigation.


Europe Chambers 2017

Olivier Clevenbergh is "an absolutely outstanding corporate lawyer and a very nice person as well," say sources. He primarily acts on private equity and M&A transactions as well as corporate governance issues and he recently advised ING on its acquisition of Qustomer.


Olivier Clevenbergh focuses particularly on shareholder and franchising disputes. Sources say he "will fight hard, he's tough," adding that he is a "very good commercial litigator." He has recently been advising Carrefour on several disputes with its Belgian franchisees.