Eric Bloome

Eric Blomme

Partner
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Biography

Eric Blomme is a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in the Brussels office. He is a recognised practitioner in all major legal directories. He is described as “knowledgeable, approachable and quick” and “extremely dedicated, always available and a very nice person to work with” (Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers Europe 2021). He "stands out for his deep technical expertise on financing matters and ability to find common ground when discussing terms with financial institutions” (Legal 500 2021).

Practice Focus

Eric is an expert in acquisition finance, export finance / ECA-backed lending, trade and commodity finance, asset-backed finance / borrowing base lending and real estate finance. He is also an experienced adviser on restructurings and insolvencies.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for Luxembourg commodities trader and merchant Traxys on the establishment of a USD 250,000,000 trade receivables securitisation programme
  • Acted for frozen potato product producer Agristo on their capital expenditure facilities
  • Acted for ING and other lenders on a revolving facility for Indorama Ventures Europe B.V.
  • Acted for Luxembourg commodities trader and merchant Traxys on their USD 1,333,200,000 flagship multicurrency syndicated borrowing base credit facilities
  • Acted for the Belgian banking association Febelin and its member banks on the issuance of industry legal and CRR opinions on the general terms and conditions of the Belgian ECA Credendo
  • Acted for Eurocontrol, the European organisation for the safety of Air Navigation, on its EUR 272,000,000 term loan facility co-arranged by HSBC, KBC and KfW Ipex Bank
  • Acted for ING Belgium SA/NV and KBC Bank NV as lenders on the restructuring of the Le Pain Quotidien restaurant group
  • Acted for ING and CACIB on a Credendo (the Belgian Export Credit Agency) backed financing to the ministry of finance of Ivory Coast
  • Acted for Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Hauts de France as arranger, agent and security agent in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Tikehau Capital of a 30,000 m² mixed-use real estate portfolio in the heart of Brussels
  • Acted for Spanish tour operator Wamos SA on the bankruptcy and restructuring aspects of its purchase of two thirds of Thomas Cook Retail Belgium’s travel agent shops

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2008)
  • Brussels~Belgium (2007)

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LLM, Fulbright scholar and Honorary BAEF fellow) (2007)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Law Degree, summa cum laude) (2006)

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Author, "Kredietverlening op basis van samengestelde RFR’s en kapitalisatie van interesten naar Belgisch recht", Financieel Forum / Bank- en Financieel Recht, 110-115, 2021/2

Author, https://corporatefinancelab.org/2021/05/20/samengestelde-rfrs-en-kapitalisatie-van-interesten-naar-belgisch-recht/, May 2021

Author, https://insightplus.bakermckenzie.com/bm/banking-finance_1/belgium-introduction-of-pre-pack-reorganization, March 2021

Contributor, https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/publications/guides/guide-to-private-credit-in-europe, November 2020

Contributor, https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/insight/publications/2020/05/global-restructuring-and-insolvency-guide-2020, May 2020

Author, "Proposed New Belgian Companies Code: so what for Lenders?", June 2018