Bernard Beerens is a founding partner with Ober & Beerens, specializing in corporate law, corporate finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, transactional business law and banking and finance matters. He holds a Master’s degree in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium). He has also studied at the Universita Degli Studi di Milano (Italy).
Prior to establishing Ober & Beerens, he worked for a major UK-based law firm then at the Luxembourg office of a leading Dutch law firm, advising clients on various corporate and finance transactions. During 2008 and 2009, he headed the Luxembourg desk of the corporate and finance department of the same firm in New York, mainly serving US and Canadian clients on Luxembourg legal matters.
He advises multinational clients, including major private equity firms, hedge funds and non-regulated real estate funds, on structuring and financing of international transactions, formation of joint venture and special purpose vehicles, corporate organizations and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, exit strategies and corporate governance matters.
He further provides expert advice on complex financing activities with a focus on financial, banking, securitization and restructuring transactions. He extensively represents lenders and borrowers in all types of financing transactions and advises on collateral arrangements, financial instruments and related transactional documents.
He is fluent in English, French, German and Luxembourgish