His practice involves international and domestic M&A transactions with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital led transactions and investments. He works across several sectors such as technology and software, life sciences and manufacturing.
In addition, he also advises corporate clients and private equity funds on matters of general corporate law and corporate reorganisation. Over the past few years, he has also built-up significant experience in high profile pre-insolvency or distressed restructuring cases.
Robrecht regularly speaks at national and international conferences and seminars and actively coaches young entrepreneurs and start-ups.

He is recognised, and has been recognised consistently since many years, in his field of expertise by Chambers & Partners (Global & Europe) and The Legal 500.

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Memberships

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Brussels Bar, 2007
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Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (BVA), member of the Legal & Tax Committee
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International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
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International Bar Association (IBA), Officer of the European Regional Forum
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Qualifications

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Master's Degree in Corporate Law, Katholieke Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), 2007
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Master’s Degree in Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 2006
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Publications

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R. COPPENS and F. JORENS, "Antidilutiebescherming in venture capital: zin en onzin", TRV-RPS 2018/3, p. 155-175.

What others say

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"Robrecht Coppens is a fantastic lawyer and is very commercial."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2023)
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"In addition to being a good lawyer with extensive knowledge, he is also a pleasant personality to work with."
Chambers & Partners - Global (2023)
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Robrecht Coppens and his team are very pragmatic, fast and accurate with an extensive knowledge. They always look for a constructive solution without losing sight of the commercial and legal aspects.’
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Robrecht Coppens named "Next Generation Partner" in Private equity
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Robrecht Coppens provides a very re-assuring presence during intense and often anxiety producing times. Genuinely knew our transaction documents inside out and was very involved in the deal.'
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Robrecht Coppens named "Key lawyer" in Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Legal 500 - EMEA (2023)
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Robrecht Coppens is lauded by clients, who say: "He adds more than legal advice, he also understands the commercial side to deal making."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2022)
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Robrecht Coppens named "Next generation partner" in Private equity
Legal 500 - EMEA (2022)
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One client praises Coppens for his "no-nonsense and straightforward" approach, adding that he manages to have "a quick comprehension of the problem and an understanding of how to find a practical solution". Another client adds that Coppens is "a great guy to work with."
Chambers & Partners - Europe (2021)
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I worked with Filip Jorens (Senior Associate) and Robrecht Coppens (Partner). Both were incredibly responsive and particularly Filip Jorens impressed me with his attention to detail and exceptional resourcing, always in compliance with our specific needs in the respective transaction
Legal 500 - EMEA (2021)
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"Robrecht Coppens is extremely smart, very knowledgeable and he gave the right guidance to resolve an issue in between partners." "Robrecht Coppens is extremely intelligent, highly experienced and very responsive. Importantly for a U.S.-based client, his English is perfect, both in legal terms and in business terms."
Legal 500 - EMEA (2020)
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Tier 2
Legal 500 - EMEA (2020)
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Tier 2 - 'Highly Regarded'
IFLR1000 (2019)
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Robrecht Coppens

Partner - Attorney at Law

robrecht.coppens@loyensloeff.com

Brussels

Dutch, English, French

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Robrecht Coppens is a partner and heads the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in our Brussels office. He co-heads the firm’s multidisciplinary and cross-office Venture Capital Team.

His practice involves international and domestic M&A transactions with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital led transactions and investments. He works across several sectors such as technology and software, life sciences and manufacturing.
In addition, he also advises corporate clients and private equity funds on matters of general corporate law and corporate reorganisation. Over the past few years, he has also built-up significant experience in high profile pre-insolvency or distressed restructuring cases.
Robrecht regularly speaks at national and international conferences and seminars and actively coaches young entrepreneurs and start-ups.

He is recognised, and has been recognised consistently since many years, in his field of expertise by Chambers & Partners (Global & Europe) and The Legal 500.