We are specialists in corporate and financial law, based in Brussels, the center of Europe. The core of our work consists of advising on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other corporate and financial transactions. From incorporation to liquidation. From start-up to delisting.






  • designing corporate entities and bylaws
  • designing shareholder agreements
  • securities, shares, warrants, bonds
  • corporate governance and secretarial matters
  • (minority) shareholder interests
  • disputes between shareholders
  • directors’ liabilities and responsibilities
  • management agreements


  • from letter of intent to closing
  • due diligence, negotiation
  • incorporation, reorganization, liquidation
  • transfer of business, mergers, demerger
  • asset deal – share deal
  • joint ventures – family succession
  • financing of corporate transactions
  • post transaction integration


  • start-ups, seed and early stage
  • venture capital
  • (leveraged) (management) buy-outs, buy-ins
  • advising private equity funds
  • advising management involved in private equity
  • investment funds
  • carried interest


  • loan agreements
  • taking security
  • project finance
  • public offerings
  • de-listings


  • capital markets
  • debt markets
  • public/listed companies, regulatory
  • monetary law


  • banking
  • asset management
  • investment funds
  • financial intitutions, regulatory







Over the years, Rooryck has inter alia advised (lists non confidential matters only, in chronological order):

  • KeBeK Private Equity on the acquisition of Metaalconstructie Vanderscheuren
  • The shareholders of Lano Carpets
  • Saffelberg Investments
  • Robur Capital
  • Allbox on a mezzanine loan from Capital@Rent and related matters involving KBC and ING
  • Option (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) on its issue of convertible bonds and warrants to Danlaw Inc.
  • Prosafco on the acquisition of TVD
  • the management of Bekaert Textiles in connection with the sale of Bekaert Textiles
  • on the sale of Acertys Healthcare, FMH and Medvision Healthcare to Duo-Med Holding
  • Iep Invest (Euronext Brussels: IEP) and Accentis (Euronext Brussels: ACCB) on litigation against former reference shareholder Guido Dumarey
  • Alphamin Holding on its warrants plan
  • Tarkett (Euronext Paris: TKTT) on the acquisition of Desso, one of the European leaders in commercial carpets
  • Allbox on joint ventures in packaging
  • on the entry of EDF Luminus into Rami Services
  • Punch International (Euronext Brussels: PUN) on a public takeover bid for Accentis (Euronext Brussels: ACCB)
  • KeBeK Private Equity on the acquisition of Alphamin
  • Punch International (Euronext Brussels: PUN) on the sale of Xeikon (Euronext Amsterdam: XEI) and related matters
  • Trescal, the international specialist for calibration services, on the acquisition of Benelux leader Stork Intermes
  • Axcel, the Danish private equity house, on the €350 million sale of EskoArtwork to Danaher
  • Accentis (NYSE Euronext Brussels: ACCB) on its public rights issue/capital increase
  • Photo Hall on its credit facility with a consortium of Belgian banks
  • SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) on an initial investment in a Belgian technology company
  • The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DSGX; Toronto: DSG.TO) on several acquisitions in the Benelux, including its EUR 30 million public tender offer for all shares and warrants issued by Zemblaz (formerly denominated “Porthus” – NYSE Alternext: ALPTH) and on the delisting of Zemblaz
  • Punch International (NYSE Euronext Brussels: PUN) on the sale of its EUR 65% stake in Punch Telematix (NYSE Euronext Brusels: PTX) to TRIMBLE (NASDAQ: TRMB) and related matters
  • Punch International (NYSE Euronext Brussels: PUN) on the (later aborted) sale of its majority holdings in Punch Graphix (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: PGX) to NPM and related matters
  • Esko-Graphics on a €18 million capital increase
  • Anglo Irish on real estate property financings in Belgium
  • Wever & Ducré on the acquisitions of DARK and of Illum
  • Esko on a €200,000,000 public-to-private leveraged buy-out of the NYSE Euronext listed Artwork Systems Group
  • Axcel, the Danish private equity house, on a material reinvestment by one of the selling shareholders of Artwork Systems Group into an Esko parent company
  • the Vendor on the Acertys Group buy-out sponsored by GIMV, the Euronext listed private equity house
  • the Vendor and the Management on the Wever & Ducré buy-out sponsored by KBC Private Equity
  • members of the executive management of several listed companies in connection with certain matters arising from their companies being acquired
  • Esko in connection with a € 180 million Multicurrency Term Loan and Revolving Credit Facility
  • KBC London on a £10,000,000 Senior Multicurrency Term and Revolving Facilities Agreement for Tractiv Group Limited
  • Aviagen -EPI on a buy-out and refinancing of the group
  • on a merger of leaders on the Benelux market of personal protection equipment
  • on the start-up of a private equity investment management firm specialised in spin-off’s in the steel industry
  • on a start-up joint venture for the development of green energy
  • on the liquidation of a local banking operation of a leading Spanish banking group
  • the Vendors on the sale of SDB-Vapriva to Ingram Micro
  • on the delisting of Liberty TV
  • the Vendors on the sale of Rock Werchter and I Love Techno to SFX/Clearchannel
  • on the (dual) listing of NBCi on EASDAQ
  • Dujardin Foods on the entry of GIMV, the Euronext listed private equity house, into its share capital
  • the Vendors on the sale of UniNet to World Access
  • Morgan Stanley on the takeovers of Generale Bank by Fortis and of Generale Maatschappij by Suez
  • a consortium of banks on the privatization of ASLK
  • on the IPO’s of Innogenetics (EASDAQ) and Mobistar (NYSE Euronext)
  • on the entry of a financial consortium into the share capital of Mobistar
  • a large number of domestic and international financial institutions, on the monetary and legal aspects of the introduction of the EURO