Jean-Pierre Blumberg, former Regional Managing Partner for Europe and a former member of the Executive Committee and the Partnership Board at Linklaters, is currently a senior partner of the Linklaters' Corporate and M&A practice group in Belgium and Co-head of global M&A.
He is a graduate of the Universities of Antwerp (1977), Louvain (1980) and Cambridge (1981), a lecturer at the University of Antwerp (UA) in comparative law and a regular lecturer at the Antwerp University School of Management (AMS) on M&A and public takeovers. He is also a former visiting lecturer at the University of Leuven (KUL) where he taught a course on cross-border public takeovers in the LLM program. He has published a series of articles on selected topics relating to company law, mergers and acquisitions as well as financial law. He is also a chairman and an independent director in a number of listed and private companies. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Belgian Governance Institute GUBERNA and of other professional organisations.
The company law and M&A practice group in Belgium consists of 40 lawyers assigned to the Brussels and Antwerp offices of the firm and handles a broad range of corporate matters including M&A transactions, public takeovers, joint ventures, restructurings, as well as IPO's and other secondary capital markets transactions.
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