Eric Blomme

Eric Blomme

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Biography

Eric Blomme is a counsel in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in the Brussels office. He joined Baker McKenzie in 2015, after having acquired extensive experience in another international law firm.

Practice Focus

Eric advises both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border lending transactions. His core practice consists of acquisition finance, trade and commodity finance (including borrowing base lending) and export finance (esp. ECA-backed lending transactions).

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for the lenders on the financing of the acquisition of ski resort operator SnowWorld by Alychlo, the investment company of Marc Coucke

  • Acted for the lenders on a bridge loan for Euronext listed steel wire company Bekaert

  • Acted for the lenders on the financing of the entry of Indufin Capital Partners in IT service provider Cheops

  • Acted for the lenders on the financing of the acquisition of snack producer Vanreusel by private equity firm Ergon

  • Acted for mining and metals company Nyrstar on the USD 125 million refinancing of a zinc prepayment transaction

  • Acted for commodities trader and merchant Traxys on the USD 1.5 billion refinancing of their borrowing base facilities

  • Acted for molecular diagnostics company Biocartis on a EUR 24 million project financing provided by European Investment Bank

  • Acted for BNP Paribas Fortis on a Credendo-backed export financing for a Turkish borrower

  • Acted for the lenders on the financing of an add-on acquisition for sports nutrition company Aminolabs

  • Acted for the lenders on the EUR 176 million financing of several add-on acquisitions by specialty building materials company Fedrus


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