Portrait d'Harold WOUTERS - DALDEWOLF

Harold is Senior Legal & Corporate Finance Advisor at DALDEWOLF. He is a member of the Corporate and Financial Law team and the Project & Corporate Finance (DRC) team, as well as of the OHADA Desk.

Harold received legal educations both in Belgium and the USA. Before joining DALDEWOLF as a  Senior Legal & Corporate Finance Advisor, Harold practiced as a law practitioner for 27 years, including as a partner at the US law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP for 4 years and as a corporate finance partner at the British law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP for 10 years.

MAIN AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Corporate law
  • Corporate finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Project finance
  • Joint ventures

EDUCATION

  • Certificates in Specialized Taxation and International Taxation, Solvay Business School, Brussels (1990)
  • L.M. in Business and Taxation – Transnational Practice, McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific, Sacramento (California)(1989)
  • Certificate in International Business Transactions, McGeorge School of Law, with the collaboration of the Faculty of Law of Edimburg (Scotland) (1987).
  • Certificate in Comparative Advocacy, McGeorge School of Law, with the collaboration of the School of Law of the Inns of Court (1987)
  • Law degree, Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), option Business Law, cum laude (1984)

OTHER EXPERIENCE 

  • Co-chair of the Legal Sub-committee of the Legal & Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (from 2008 to 2011)
  • Lecturer in Commercial Law IV (mergers, acquisitions and restructurings under European Law), in the framework of the postgraduate for candidate CPAs, Institut Cooremans, Brussels (1999-2001)
  • Director of the European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA) (from 1996 to 2019)

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Legal Issues raised by Cross-border Squeeze-outs”, with R. Emanoil, in The Financier Worldwide, November-December 2003
  • “Trans-Atlantic Dealmaking”, with S. Rosenblum,           in The Financier Worldwide, May-June 2003
  • “MBOs – Community Law and Financial Assistance Prohibition”, with C. Dotremont, in The Financier Worldwide, March-April 2003
  • “European private equity – The challenges of the choppy market”, with P. Miller, in The Financier Worldwide, September-October 2002
  • “L’arrêté royal du 7 juillet 1999 relatif au caractère public des opérations financières”, in Revue Pratique des Sociétés, November 2000, with C. Park
  • “Les (bonnes) raisons fiscales de se faire coter en bourse”, in La bourse noir sur blanc, February 1998, No 20, pp.20 to 34
  • “Les activités des entreprises d’investissement étrangères en Belgique”, in La réforme des marchés et des intermédiaires financiers, Bruylant, 1997, pp. 497 to 559
  • “Due diligence for Corporate Acquisitions in Belgium” in Due Diligence for Corporate Acquisitions, Graham & Trotman, Londres (with Benoît Feron), August 1996
  • “Les directives services d’investissement: les relations avec les pays tiers”, in Journal des Tribunaux de Droit européen, 1994, pp.189 et seq. (with Benoît Feron)
  • “La directive 93/22 concernant les services d’investissement dans le domaine des valeurs mobilières et son impact sur la loi du 4 décembre 1990”, in Revue Pratique des Sociétés, 1994, pp. 209 to 262 (with Benoît Feron)
  • Note under the judgment of the Tribunal of First Instance of the European Communities of 23 February 1994, Groupement des cartes bancaires v. EC Commission, in Journal des Tribunaux de Droit européen, 1994, No 9, pp. 95 and 96 (with Benoît Feron)
  • “Capital and decision”, in Yearbook 1994 of the Association Européenne de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Mys & Breesh Uitgevers (French and English versions)
  • “The Rome Convention and the Law Applicable to Banking”, in Yearbook 1992 of the Association Européenne de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Mys & Breesh Uitgevers, 1992, pp. 41 et seq.
  • “Take-over bids under Belgian Law”, in Yearbook 1992 of the Association Européenne de Droit Bancaire et Financier, Mys & Breesh Uitgevers, 1992, pp. 145 et seq., with Arnaud van der Gracht de Rommerswaele
  • Contribution on the legal issues arosen by securitisation in Belgium, in International securitisation – The scope, development and future outlook for asset-backed finance, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 1991, pp. 276 et seq.
Portrait d'Harold WOUTERS - DALDEWOLF

Harold Wouters

Senior Legal & Corporate Finance Advisor

Corporate and Financial Law
Corporate & Project Finance (DRC)
OHADA Desk

French, English, Dutch

Brussels