Denis Van den Bulke is the founding partner of VANDENBULKE (January 2005). Denis specializes in corporate finance, venture capital, group restructuring (along with cross-borders mergers and acquisitions and international tax), international and European banking and financial law (including investment funds and international equity compensation plans).
Before founding VANDENBULKE, he was partner in the international and corporate department of Dorsey & Whitney LLP and a member of the executive management, head of the financial structures, investment funds and financial engineering department at ING-Luxembourg SA, Luxembourg. Denis has also acquired senior experience with UN, and sponsored OCDE, OPEC and World Bank institutions, as financial expert.
Denis Van den Bulke is referenced by world professional directories as leading Luxembourg lawyer; Denis is nominated and recommended by Chambers Global as primary “Corporate/Commercial” and “Banking and Finance” lawyer in Luxembourg, is recommended in the fields of Banking and Finance, Corporate/Commercial, IP and Tax practices by Legal 500 and IFLR and designated by International Tax review as a leading Luxembourg tax lawyer. Denis is a former director of the Luxembourg Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) and still an active member of its Private Equity Commission. He is also active in various professional organization including ADVOC, the European Banking and Financial Association, Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA), IBA, ABA or IFA.
Denis has authored number of articles in the field of corporate finance and international tax. He chairs and is an active speaker at various international conferences and seminars throughout Europe including inter alia Paris Chamber of Commerce and Cercle Montesquieu, International Faculty for Executives (IFE) in Paris, Brussels and Luxembourg or European Life Settlement Association (ELSA).
Denis Van den Bulke is a former lecturer at the Solvay Business School and at the University of Liège. Denis holds a M.A. degree in law (Liège, Belgium), a M.Sc. in Economics (CORE, center of operational research and econometrics) (Louvain, Belgium) and M.A. in Sociology and anthropology (Louvain and Liège, Belgium). He is graduated from Marysville (USA) and is member of the Brussels and Luxembourg Bars.
VANDENBULKE is an independent law firm specializing predominantly in the Corporate, Finance and Tax practices. The Firm has the continuing ambition to provide an elite and fully integrated service in these practice areas to international institutional and professional investors. It has been structured and designed to provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge approach for the most complex legal issues arising in Luxembourg’s corporate and financial markets.
In recent years, Luxembourg has seen a tremendous growth as a financial centre, requiring a dramatic increase in more international and sophisticated legal counselling. VANDENBULKE was specifically founded to address this demand and provide the latest local and cross-border legal expertise in international Corporate, Finance and Tax matters. VANDENBULKE has been constantly outperforming the Luxembourg law firms market and has consolidated its position as the unique corporate finance boutique in Luxembourg. The success of this niche strategy translated into an annual triple-digit growth over the last five years, resulting in a firm of twenty elite professionals providing assistance to Fortune 100 or 500 companies and international institutional investors.
SIGNIFICANT MARKET RECOGNITION
Today, VANDENBULKE is undoubtedly THE leading Luxembourg niche firm specializing only in Corporate, Finance and Tax. Beyond the recognition of Chambers, The Legal500, and International Tax Review, the Firm has been recognized in 2010 and 2011 as the Best Tax Boutique Law Firm in Luxembourg (Corporate International) and shortlisted for the Best European Niche Law Firm of 2011 by The Lawyer.
Our lawyers bring additional creativity and fresh thinking. They combine boundless energy with the nimble minds needed to address, in an innovative way, legal issues encountered by foreign investors in Luxembourg’s somewhat complex financial and corporate market practices. Finally, the Firm develops a business-centric approach towards its clients. At VANDENBULKE, we pursue one sole aim: to provide the most quality-efficient legal service in Luxembourg, matching the international standards at the peak of the profession.