Erwin Simons focuses on all aspects of corporate law, particularly mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

He has extensive experience in advising Belgian and multinational clients on the acquisition (both equity and asset based) of Belgian companies in various industry sectors. This includes coordinating legal due diligence and drafting and negotiating the acquisition and shareholders' agreements.

He is also experienced in restructuring Belgian companies, including negotiating with trade unions on collective dismissals and transferring employees.

Erwin advises companies listed on the Belgian stock exchange on private placements and acquisitions as well as negotiations with Belgian Banks, the Finance and Insurance Commission and the Stock Exchange Authorities.

He also advises multinational companies on starting up businesses in the Belgian market. He provides legal services on the incorporation of companies and branch offices, contacts with the local authorities, negotiations of joint ventures and subsidies. He also advises on general corporate law matters such as mergers and de-mergers, shareholders' meetings, capital increases, issuance of warrants and convertible bonds, and liquidation of companies.

Erwin provides services to DLA Piper UK LLP through a civil company under the form of a personal liability.