Eric Blomme

Eric Blomme

Partner
Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL

Biography

Eric Blomme is a partner 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. He focuses on acquisition finance, export finance / ECA-backed lending, trade and commodity finance, asset-backed finance / borrowing base lending and real estate finance.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for private equity firm Ergon on the financing of the acquisition of tech talent company TMC

  • Acted for potato product producer Agristo on their capex financing

  • 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

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

Publications

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

Author, "Entry into effect of Belgian Security over Movables Act on 1 January 2018 - User manual national pledge register offers practical guidance," December 2017

Author, "Belgian insolvency code to alter rights of secured creditors in and before judicial reorganization," August 2017

Author, "Borrowing Base Lending Under the Belgian Security Over Movables Act," December 2016

Author, "Borrowing Base kredietverlening onder de nieuwe Pandwet," Financieel Forum / Bank- en Financieel Recht, 298-310, 2016