Dirk Berckmans

Dirk Berckmans is member of the Antwerp Bar since 1982.

He obtained a Master in Law (1982), a bachelor in Philosophy (1979) and followed a two year American Studies Program course (1982). He also holds a postgraduate degree in Corporate Finance (2013).

He has gained extensive experience in corporate law in general and the transaction practice in particular.

Dirk Berckmans assists medium-sized and large companies in mergers and acquisitions as well as setting up partnerships in Belgium and abroad. He assists clients in new activities throughout Europe,  the Middle East, China and several African countries.

He advises boards of directors in their strategic legal decisions and assists shareholders with regard to their participations and relationships with other shareholder groups.

Dirk Berckmans also represents foreign shareholders in the context of their participation in Belgian companies, both in acquisition and divesting operations. 

He often acts as a legal advisor in restructuring operations and provides assistance to distressed  companies.

Finally, he is an independent director in various private companies and organizations such as the Flemish Federation of Investors, and formerly the Belgian Lebanese Business Council, Iurope and WTC Antwerp. He is an active member of VOKA, the Belgian Corporate Finance Association and Guberna.