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Gertjan Dewilde

Senior Associate

Gertjan Dewilde advises on M&A, private equity transactions and joint venture structures.

Gertjan mostly advises investment funds, corporate groups, and management teams.

Professional QualificationsAvocat admitted to the Paris BarAdvocaat registered with the Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten bij de Balie te Brussel


  • Advising MML Capital Partners, an international private equity firm, on its investment in ARHS Group, a leading player in IT projects for institutional, governmental and corporate clients.
  • Advising Sciforma, a French IT group, on the acquisition of the American group KeyedIn Solutions.
  • Advising Onclusive, a global PR and Communications group, on the acquisition of the social media platform Digimind.
  • Advising Principal Real Estate on the EUR543m sale of a hotel portfolio consisting of eleven properties to AXA.
  • Advising Hyundai/KIA Motors on its EUR100m Series A investment in Arrival SARL, a Luxembourg-based company focused on creating and designing electric vehicles.
  • Advising a leading American real estate investment management firm on the joint-acquisition of European real estate assets dedicated to the education, healthcare and storage sectors.
  • Advising Aberdeen Standard Investments on their EUR50m acquisition of a Luxembourg target holding a Dutch warehouse and office complex.
  • Advising the leading omnichannel e-commerce platform on the acquisition of a growth-stage software business investment company.
  • Assisting a global real-world media and entertainment company with the implementation of a major intra-group restructuring.
  • Advising a global energy conglomerate on day-to-day matters and on the acquisition of Luxembourg based petrol stations.
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • CFA Institute, CFA Level I
  • ESCP Europe, Specialised Master in Law and International Management, Avec les Félicitations du Jury, 2018
  • Queen Mary University of London, LLM, International Business Law, 2018


  • Listed by Business Today in Top 10 Visionary M&A Lawyers Transforming Luxembourg’s Corporate Landscape in 2023.
  • Gertjan was considered by Chambers Global Guide as Foreign Expert, Corporate/M&A, 2023.
  • Gertjan was considered in IFLR1000 for “His responsiveness and 'flexible but still professional' attitude", 2022/2023.
  • Prize for Best Research Thesis 2019 related to Governance, awarded by the KPMG International Corporate Governance Professorship

Prior Experience

  • 2023 to date, Senior Associate, DLA Piper Paris
  • 2018-2022, Associate, DLA Piper Luxembourg
  • 2013-2018, Numerous full-time traineeships in Belgium, France and Spain-based law firms, consultancy firms, notaries and start-ups

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Bar of Paris (Avocat à la Cour)
  • Bar of Brussels