Jacques Meunier is a Partner in the Corporate and Finance Practice Group.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Jacques advises international and domestic clients on corporate law matters in general and, more specifically, on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, takeover bids and capital market transactions.
Jacques’ clients include companies active in the healthcare, life sciences, IT, retail, luxury goods, construction and private equity industries.
Jacques holds a law degree from the University of Louvain (UCL, 1994), a post-graduate degree in international public law from the University of Leiden (Leiden, 1995) and an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College (London, 1996).
Prior to joining Liedekerke, Jacques worked at Stibbe, NautaDutilh and Fieldfisher. Jacques joined Liedekerke in 2018.
King’s College Londen (LL.M. in international business law) 1996
University of Leiden (Post-graduate degree in international public law) 1995
University of Louvain (Law degree) 1994
Assisting Cohabs, the start-up specializing in high-end co-living projects, in its EUR 100m+ financing round, one of the biggest financings in Belgium in 2022.
Assisting Kiwa, a global company in the TIC industry, with its strategic acquisition of Vinçotte and with its representation before the Belgian Competition Authority. Vinçotte is the largest inspection company in the Benelux, providing safety inspections, quality checks, tests and certificates for a wide range of industries and sectors.
Assisting Advent portofolio company Rubix, Europe's largest supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul products and services, in the acquisition of the Vermeire group, one of Belgium’s leading distributors of power transmission solutions.
Advising Oncomfort in its EUR 10m series-A equity round
Assisting B&B Hotels with the acquisition of the Hotel Qbic in Brussels.
Assisting Patina, a joint venture between Caisse des dépôts et placements du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure (part of Hermes Investment Management), in the merger between Eurostar and Thalys.
Assisting M80 portfolio company Strapharm in the acquisition of all shares in Hedelab, specialised in the production of food supplements, and leader on the Belgian market.
« La position de la société cible sous la législation OPA », in Droit Bancaire et Financier, 2009/III, pp. 126-172 (in collaboration with Nicolas de Crombrugghe)
« Le nouveau comité de direction des sociétés anonymes : quelles directions choisir ? », in Revue Pratique des Sociétés, 2004, pp. 5-57
« La double casquette de l’administrateur de société anonyme », in Journal des Tribunaux, 2000, pp. 689-698 (in collaboration with Benoît Feron)
Jacques Meunier is ranked as “Key Lawyer” in the area of Corporate and M&A. – Legal 500, 2021
Jacques Meunier is ranked in band 4 in the area of Corporate and M&A One client appreciates that Meunier "defends his client's interests" and particularly highlights his "very constructive" approach. - Chambers Europe and Global 2021
Jacques Meunier is ranked in band 4 in the area of Corporate and M&A and client adds: "excellent communication skills and ability to sense the critical matters." - Chambers Europe and Global 2020
Jacques Meunier is ranked in band 4 in the area of Corporate and M&A and is described as “an experienced lawyer who can explain legal matters in an understandable way." He advises on sales, acquisitions and mergers, and is also experienced in representing investors in venture capital deals. – Chambers Global, 2019
Jacques Meunier is recommended – Legal 500, 2019
Jacques Meunier focuses on public and private M&A alongside capital markets. He is praised by sources for his commercial approach to transactions.– Chambers Europe, 2018
Jacques Meunier offers expertise in private and public M&A, capital markets transactions and corporate litigation. Clients describe him as "intelligent, quick, with a business like, no-nonsense approach, and he is stress-resistant. He understands things rapidly and negotiates in accordance with our needs. He is tough when he has to be and flexible when he can be" – Chambers Europe, 2017
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar
BVA (Belgian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association)
B19 Business Club
King’s College Alumni