PaulVan Hooghten

Of Counsel

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.87

Paul Van Hooghten advises Belgian and international private equity houses, multinational companies, and financial institutions on all aspects of corporate law, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers), joint ventures, and private equity. He has more than 30 years of experience and has worked in Belgium and New York City.

Paul is author of several publications on corporate and commercial law, including the book The European Takeover Directive and Its Implementation published by Oxford University Press. He is a regular speaker at conferences and a guest lecturer at the University of Brussels. Paul is also a director and officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium.


  • Biobest Group obtains financing for acquisitionsJones Day assisted Biobest Group NV, one of the world's leading companies in biological control of pests and diseases & natural pollination, in connection with the financing of acquisitions.
  • BLACKB sells Darts-ip to Clarivate AnalyticsJones Day represented the various shareholders of BLACKB in the sale of all their shares to the Belgian subsidiary of the U.S. listed company Clarivate Analytics (US) LLC.
  • Additional Publications

    • December 2020
      Shareholders’ Agreements following the introduction of the New Belgian Companies and Associations Code (DAOR 2020/4)
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