Jean-Pierre Blumberg, former Regional Managing Partner for Europe and member of the Executive Committee at Linklaters, is currently a senior partner of the Linklaters' Corporate and M&A practice group in Belgium, Co-head of global M&A and a member of the International Board at Linklaters (Benelux).
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 visiting lecturer at the University of Leuven (KUL) where he teaches 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 a member of various editorial boards and an independent director in listed 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. The company law and M&A practice group advise both corporates and investment banks with respect to mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring as well as public takeovers, equity offerings and private equity.
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