Pieter Denys

Pieter-Jan Denys

Baker McKenzie BV/SRL


Pieter-Jan Denys is a senior associate in the Corporate Finance Practice Group of Baker McKenzie's Brussels office. He joined the Brussels bar in 2015 and Baker McKenzie in 2019.

Practice Focus

Pieter-Jan advises on the full spectrum of corporate and financial law matters, including public and private M&A, venture capital and private equity investments, as well as capital markets transactions. He advises on other general corporate law matters, such as corporate governance and corporate restructuring. He works with companies in a variety of sectors and industries.

Representative Legal Matters

Capital markets transactions

  • Advised the consortium of underwriting banks on the initial public offering of Nyxoah SA, a Belgian healthtech company, on Euronext Brussels.

  • Advised a renewable energy company on a EUR 20 million equity financing round through an EU Growth Prospectus.

Private equity transactions

  • Advised management of Infra Group on the acquisition by PAI Partners of a majority stake of the company.

  • Advised Straco, a Belgium-based private equity firm, concerning its acquisition of the Incendin group from GIMV, a European investment company listed on Euronext Brussels.

Private M&A transactions

  • Advised Donaldson Company Inc. on its acquisition of Univercells Technologies SA, a Belgium-based biotech group that manufactures bioreactors.

  • Advised apheon (Ergon Capital) on the acquisition of the AlliA insurance brokerage group.

Public M&A transactions

  • Advised the independent directors of Telenet on the public takeover bid and subsequent delisting of Telenet by Liberty Global.

  • Advised S.A.B.C.A, a Belgian group listed on Euronext Brussels that is active in the aerospace and defence industries on the public takeover bid and subsequent delisting process.

Corporate advisory and reorganisations

  • Advised Lufthansa on an emergency equity investment and debt financing arrangement concerning Brussels Airlines, brought about by the impact of COVID-19.

  • Advised a listed industrial company on a variety of governance matters, including the convocation of its annual shareholders' meeting and measures to be implemented following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Honors

  • First place, European Law Moot Court, 2014-2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Brussels Bar (Dutch language section) - Member
  • Brussels Young Bar Association - Member of the Board of Directors 2016-2018


  • Brussels~Belgium (2015)


  • Harvard Extension School (Post-Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance) (2017)
  • KU Leuven (Law Degree, magna cum laude) (2015)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French

Author, "Overnames – Een Juridische Inleiding" (Acquisitions – A Legal Introduction), Brugge, Die Keure, 2022