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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, asset finance (esp. borrowing base lending), real estate finance and export finance (esp. ECA-backed lending transactions).

Representative Legal Matters

  • 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.
  • Acted for private equity firm Ergon on the EUR 121 million financing of the acquisition of puzzle magazines publisher Keesing Media Group.
  • Acted for commodities trader and merchant Traxys on the USD 250 million borrowing base financing of the acquisition of CMC Cometals.
  • Acted for patato manufacturer Agristo on various amendments to their EUR 222 million capex financing.

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