Frank De Paepe

Of Counsel

De Paepe, Frank

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.

Honors & Awards

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

Publications & News


May 20, 2013

Legal 500 EMEA 2013 Recognizes WilmerHale Attorneys, Practices

The 2013 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has been released, and includes recognition for 10 WilmerHale practice areas and 13 individual lawyers.

April 10, 2012

WilmerHale Recognized as a Leading Firm in Europe by Legal 500 EMEA

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.


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DEA, University of Paris, Paris-Sorbonne, 1988

LLM, King's College, London, 1987

Degree in European Law, magna cum laude, University of Ghent, 1986

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

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