Wim Dedecker is a Partner in our Brussels’ Corporate & Finance Group.
Wim handles a wide variety of securities and corporate transactions. He counsels issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He also represents both large and mid-size companies in mergers and acquisitions (including private equity and venture capital transactions) and regularly advises on general corporate and securities laws matters.
Wim holds a law degree (magna cum laude) from the University of Antwerp (2009) and a master of laws (LL.M) from the University of California Berkeley (2011) where he was a Fulbright grantee. He also studied at the Université Paris Descartes (2009).
Prior to joining Liedekerke in 2018, Wim worked at the Brussels and New York offices of a leading US law firm and at the Brussels office of a magic circle firm. In 2012 he was seconded to the legal department of BNP Paribas and he was also a part-time teaching assisting at the KU Leuven (2012 to 2014).
Wim is also one of the coordinators of the Liedekerke Start-up Team and he regularly speaks on corporate and securities law matters.
University of California Berkeley (Master of Laws (LL.M)) 2011
University of Antwerp (Law degree - Magna Cum Laude) 2009
Wim Dedecker is ranked as “Excellent” in the Capital Markets practice area by Leaders League, 2022.
‘Wim Dedecker is a brilliant lawyer, but at the same time has great empathical capabilities and therefore knows how to get the best result.‘ – Legal 500, 2021
‘Wim Dedecker is not only an excellent and very knowledgeable lawyer but he truly understands the customer’s needs. He is also very committed and eager to deliver the results we are seeking within the agreed deadlines.’ – Legal 500, 2021
Wim Dedecker is recommended in the area of Corporate and M&A – Legal 500, 2019 & 2020
Wim Dedecker is ranked as "Next Generation Partner" in the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets area. ‘Wim Dedecker is not only an excellent and very knowledgeable lawyer but he truly understands the customer’s needs. He is also very committed and eager to deliver the results we are seeking within the agreed deadlines‘.- Legal 500, 2021
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
Vereniging voor Advocaten in het Beursrecht (ABF)
Europese Vereniging voor Bank en Financieel Recht – België (AEDBF/EVBFR-Belgium)
Berkeley Club of Belgium
Fulbright Alumni Belgium
Legal Diversity & Inclusion Alliance