Ferdinand Brughmans has represented local and international lenders, other key financiers, and corporate borrowers in many of Belgium's recent high-profile project finance and acquisition finance transactions. His practice is focused on domestic and international projects (primarily related to energy and infrastructure ventures) and leveraged and acquisition finance.
Ferdinand advises banks, financial institutions, institutional lenders, private equity funds and corporate borrowers (including arrangers), and senior and mezzanine debt providers on project finance, PPP, syndicated loan, secured financing, leveraged cross-border acquisition finance, and refinancing transactions. In addition, he has considerable experience in general banking and finance, M&A, private equity, public offerings, and corporate law. He has worked on numerous financing transactions in Europe and South America 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: ‘he is hands-on and leads the project’; "thorough, dedicated, and tries to get the best deal for his clients"; "highly regarded for his expertise in project finance matters"
Recommended yearly in Legal 500 EMEA (banking & finance)
Consistently recognized in Who's Who Legal: Project Finance (leading lawyer in Belgium)
- Dutch, English, French