An attorney-at-law at Liedekerke since 2013 and with 17 years of experience, Thibaut Hollanders advises the firm’s national and international clients in relation to multi-jurisdictional, cross-border transactions in the areas of M&A (including private equity) and corporate (re)structuring.
Since the opening of Liedekerke DRC SASU in 2015, Thibaut has also acted as the Managing Director of the firm’s Kinshasa subsidiary, where he supervises the team providing legal assistance and support to clients. Before joining Liedekerke, Thibaut has practiced with three major international law firms where he was also part of the Africa desk.
With a focus on the Energy and Mining sectors, Thibaut advises local and foreign clients in structuring their investments in sub-Saharan Africa, and more particularly in the DRC, setting up operations there and/or negotiating joint venture agreements as well as assisting with the acquisition or disposal of whole companies or individual assets in the mining, agricultural, energy, real estate, transport and industrial sectors. Thibaut is praised by clients both in Belgium and abroad as “excelling in cross-border transactions”.
Thibaut holds a master’s law degree from the University of Louvain (UCL 2003) and an LL.M. in Competition and International Corporate Law from Kings College London (2008).
Thibaut is a member of the Brussels Bar since 2005 and joined Liedekerke in 2013.
Kings College London (LL.M. in Competition and International Corporate Law) 2008
Catholic University of Louvain (Master’s law degree) 2003
Thibaut Hollanders is “Highly recommended” in the Private Equity practice area. – Leaders League, 2022
Thibaut Hollanders is listed as a Band 2 lawyer for the General Business Law in Democratic Republic of Congo - Chambers Global, 2021
Sources say: "He is very, very good on mining, energy and infrastructure," as well as recognising his "strong skills" and "good understanding of local issues - Chambers Global, 2020
Thibaut Hollanders is a well-regarded lawyer, described as both "high calibre" and "top quality." A member of the Brussels Bar, he heads the firm's Kinshasa office and is experienced in assisting international and local clients across the full gamut of corporate and commercial matters, including investments, joint ventures and M&A. He is often involved in mining and real estate work and is valued by interviewees for his deal-oriented approach and handling of international transactions. They add: "He has broad knowledge of the local and African market and practice."- Chambers Global , 2019
Thibaut Hollanders is based in Kinshasa as well as being a Brussels lawyer, and he is able to assist local and international clients with their DRC operations. He is frequently sought out to act on investment matters and the structuring of joint venture agreements, as well as M&A and asset transactions in the mining, agricultural and real estate sectors. He is an associate to watch Chambers Global, 2018
Thibaut Hollanders is based in the Democratic Republic of Congo and excels in cross-border transactions - Legal 500, 2018