Ferdinand Brughmans represents local and international lenders, other key financiers, and corporate borrowers in project finance and acquisition finance transactions. His practice is focused on domestic and international projects (primarily related to energy and infrastructure ventures) and leveraged, corporate, and acquisition finance.
Ferdinand advises banks, financial institutions, direct lenders, institutional lenders, private equity funds and corporate borrowers, and senior and mezzanine debt providers on project finance, PPPs (public-private partnerships), syndicated loan, secured financing, leveraged cross-border acquisition finance, and refinancing transactions. In addition, he has considerable experience in distressed debt situations, restructuring, general banking and finance, M&A, private equity, public offerings, and corporate law. He has worked on numerous financing transactions in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Pacific as well as on international equity and debt offerings and listings.
Ferdinand also advises financial institutions and corporations in connection with hostile and friendly public takeover bids and on private equity transactions.
- Boston University (LL.M. in American Law 2003); Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (LL.M. 2002)
- Brussels Bar
Ranked annually in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global for banking & finance: "very good problem solver"; "has the ability to manage large groups of lenders, which leads to an efficient negotiation"; "highly regarded for his expertise in project finance matters"; and "a very pragmatic practical lawyer who really understands business"
Recommended yearly in Legal 500 EMEA (banking & finance)
Consistently recognized in Who's Who Legal: Project Finance and Leveraged Finance (Global Elite Thought Leader)
- Dutch, English, French