Fieldfisher is pleased to announce that as of 1 February 2022, Lars Raedschelders, former Moore Law partner, has joined its Brussels corporate practice.
Lars brings 18 years of experience in company law, M&A transactions and commercial law to the team. He acts as trusted advisor for many investors, dynamic start up’s, medium sized and multinational businesses and its owners.
Over the years Lars’ practice has developed mainly on domestic and cross-border transactional work gaining valued expertise in private equity, venture capital, buy-out / buy-in and real estate transactions as well as corporate restructurings and the negotiation of commercial contracts.
Lars brings a specific inhouse expertise and perspective to Fieldfisher, having acted more than 3 years as Group Legal Counsel of the holding company Xtrion NV, which controls, inter alia, the activities of Melexis NV, listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels, as well as of the holding company Elex NV.
Lars is a member of the AIJA – the International Association of Young Lawyers, where he acts as Vice President of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets Commission and has been an Executive Committee Member since 2019. In September 2021, he became the Academic Coordinator of the Annual Congress in Singapore, which will take place in August 2022.
Jean-François Germain, Co-Managing Partner and head of the dispute resolution team, commented: ""Lars is an excellent strategic addition to the corporate practice in our Brussels office. We are proud that Fieldfisher has been able to attract a top talent like Lars. His arrival brings new opportunities and adds new capabilities to our firm. It is a pleasure to have him on board.""
Louis-François du Castillon, Head of the Corporate practice added:
""Lars' excellent reputation combined with his impressive expertise will be a great complement to our Corporate and other practices. I am absolutely convinced that his arrival will further expand the sustained growth of our recognised and successful Belgian corporate practice. With his appointment, Fieldfisher continues to focus on growth and confirm its ambition to invest in talents to whom we give the opportunity to develop their practice in an inspiring and ambitious environment.""
Lars Raedschelders added: ""I am enthusiastic to join Fieldfisher and to contribute to the further growth of the corporate M&A practice and the strong reputation on the Belgian market. Since clients are more and more seeking for specialised expert advice tailor made to their business and industry, locally and internationally, joining Fieldfisher is a logical step for me.""
The full service offering of the Brussels office and Fieldfisher’s fast-growing and strong international network will provide me with the full capabilities to develop my practice and to create synergies that will add further value to my clients.""
This appointment brings the number of partners in the Brussels office to 23.