Lawfuel – The Legal Newswire – Brussels – DLA Piper is pleased to anno…

Lawfuel – The Legal Newswire – Brussels – DLA Piper is pleased to announce the appointment of leading financial law expert, Koen Vanderheyden, as a partner in its Finance & Projects Group.
Koen has an established reputation for advising a range of domestic and foreign organisations on legal and regulatory issues related to the provision of financial services. This includes financial and non-financial institutions, companies and public authorities. He advised the Romanian Central Bank and the Russian supervisory authority with the writing of financial legislation; including the reform, the creation and implementation of central payments, stock dispatching systems and of the capital market infrastructure. Koen will complement the existing skills of the team in Brussels led by partner Yves Brosen, which focuses on transactional matters.
Koen said: “It is extremely important that clients in Belgium have access to strong legal advisers with local knowledge and at DLA Piper each office around the world is built upon the reputation and local knowledge of its lawyers. The combination of DLA Piper’s global footprint and its range of legal services means it is able to serve the needs of both local and international clients.”
Yves Tavernier, Regional Managing Partner Belgium said: “I am delighted Koen chose to join our team. His arrival is a vote of confidence in our strategy of developing strong expertise across a wide range of legal disciplines. Koen will enable us to build one of the leading finance law practices in Belgium. His skills will complement the existing team and I look forward working with him.”
Koen joins DLA Piper from Lawfort on 1 July 2007.

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For further information:
Xavier Veldeman, Media Relations, DLA Piper, Tel: +44 (0)20 7153 7176 or [email protected]

Notes to editors:

1. DLA Piper Belgium has offices in Antwerp and Brussels. Yves Tavernier, a leading Litigation lawyer, heads a team of over 100 specialised lawyers, including 19 partners and 12 counsel. The Belgian Finance & Projects Group comprises nine lawyers.

2. DLA Piper is a global legal services organisation with offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. Over 3,400 lawyers across 63 offices and 24 countries provide a broad range of legal services to businesses that operate on a local, regional and global level. DLA Piper is relationship driven and committed to meeting the ongoing legal needs of its clients.

3. For further information about our organisation and services, please visit our website: www.dlapiper.com

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