Koen Vanhaerents

Koen V. Vanhaerents

Baker & McKenzie CVBA/SCRL


Koen Vanhaerents joined Baker McKenzie in 1987 and was admitted to the Brussels’ bar in the same year. He was made partner in 1994. Koen Vanhaerents has an extensive Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities and Corporate Finance practice. From October 2009 to October 2014, Koen Vanhaerents was a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee and Chairman of the EMEA Region of the Firm. Since October 2014, he is Head of Global Capital Markets Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Koen Vanhaerents advises Belgian and foreign clients on a wide range of corporate finance operations (both public and private) and complex corporate law issues. As head of the Belgian Corporate Finance Practice Group, he is closely involved in numerous operations and take-overs on the Belgian capital markets, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions.


  • Brussels~Belgium (1987)


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.) (1988)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Law Degree) (1986)
  • Catholic University of Leuven (Bachelor's Degree Philosophy) (1985)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French