Valérie Simonart is member of the Corporate and Finance Practice Group.
She focuses on corporate advice, governance structures, corporate reorganizations and capital market operations. She has particular expertise in listed companies and real estate companies (such as REIT’s), as well as in structural solutions combining corporate and real estate mechanisms.
She acts for listed, institutional and private companies, as well as for shareholders and for not-for-profit organisations.
Valérie is also a professor at the University of Brussels (ULB) where she teaches in Company Law and International Company Law.
She holds a law degree (1986) and a doctor of laws (1993), from the University of Brussels (ULB) with a thesis on legal personality in private law. She also holds a LL.M. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA (1987).
Valérie began practising law in 1987 and joined Liedekerke in 1994, where she became a Partner in 1997.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Revue Pratique des Sociétés - Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap.
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (doctor of Laws) 1993
University of Michigan (LL.M.) 1987
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Law degree) 1986
Assisting a listed company in untying its cooperation agreements with its major shareholder
Assisting a public BE-REIT in incorporating institutional BE-REITs
Assisting groups of companies in reorganizing
Valérie Simonart has authored a number of books, including:
Legal Personality in Comparative Private Law, 1995
Treatise on Companies (3 volumes ; 1996, 1997 et 2005) (in cooperation)
The regulation of REIT’s, 2013 (sicafi / bevak) and 2014 (SIR / GVV) (in cooperation)
Partnerships and limited partnerships, 2014
Non-profit associations, international non-profit associations and foundations, 2016
She also published many articles in company law, financial law and corporate governance, including:
“Domestic Conversions”, R.P.S.-T.R.V., 2019, p. 802-806
“Provisional Law”, in The New Belgian Code of Companies and Associations under Scrutiny, Anthemis, 2019, p. 519-553
« Conflicts of interests », in Corporate governance in the 21st century, Anthemis, 2020, p. 231-267
Memberships & Admissions
Member of the Brussels Bar