Frank De Paepe has extensive experience in advising and assisting US, UK, European and Asian multinational companies and/or their Belgian subsidiaries in respect of their corporate and business transactions in Belgium.

Mr. De Paepe has assisted companies in a wide range of sectors ranging from consumer goods, consulting services, construction and chemicals, to regulated industries such as financial services, energy, media and telecommunications.

His practice includes corporate, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate compliance and internal investigations, corporate restructuring insolvency and judicial reorganization and mergers and acquisitions. His practice also encompasses advising on employment and industrial relations issues. In addition, he advises extensively on commercial contracts and transactions. He also regularly advises clients on regulatory developments in the financial services and financial markets fields.

Professional Activities

Mr. De Paepe has written and spoken on a wide range of topics, including on corporate law, corporate governance, financial services, international commercial contracts, consumer law, employment law and employee stock option and purchase plans.


Mr. De Paepe is recommended for corporate and commercial in Belgium, in European Legal Experts and in the European Legal 500.

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  • Education

    • DEA, University of Paris, Paris-Sorbonne, 1988

    • LLM, King's College, London, 1987

    • Degree in European Law, University of Ghent, 1986

      magna cum laude
    • Law Degree, University of Ghent, 1985

      magna cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Brussels

  • Languages

    • Dutch

    • English

    • French