AKD announces that Antoine De Raeve has joined the firm’s Belgian Banking & Finance team on 1 May 2023. Joining from Baker McKenzie, where he held various banking and finance practice leadership positions, Antoine has over 30 years of financial transaction experience and specialises in leveraged finance and syndicated finance mandates, real estate financing, and trade and export financing. He advises a range of national and international companies, financial institutions, investors and direct lenders.
Antoine has been ranked by the leading international legal directories for many years. He has a Band 1 ranking in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, is recognised as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500, and is ranked as a Market Leader in IFLR1000.
"Antoine De Raeve has an impressive track record. He will bring valuable international expertise and experience to our Banking & Finance Team", AKD Managing Partner, Erwin Rademakers, commented. “His appointment will further cement our position in the market, in Belgium and elsewhere, broadening and deepening the range of services we offer to our clients.”
”I am thrilled to be part of AKD’s continued expansion in Belgium and more generally the Benelux”, said Antoine. “The firm is on an exciting growth course, and I very much look forward to working with my new colleagues and in particular with Jan Missoul to establish a top-notch AKD banking and finance practice in Belgium.”