Peter Callens
Of Counsel - Attorney at Law

Peter Callens

Peter Callens is a member of the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium. He has extensive experience in national and international corporate transactions and post-transaction dispute resolution and is recognised for his expertise worldwide.

About Peter Callens

Peter has extensive experience in national and international corporate transactions. His focus is on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments in a wide variety of economic sectors including insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and the IT business. 

He also represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings primarily in post-M&A or shareholder disputes, and he is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings.

Peter has published articles on arbitration and on various corporate law related subjects, including takeover bids and corporate governance in the energy sector.


Legal 500 EMEA - Edition 2019 - Commercial, corporate and M&A - Tier 2 - Hall of Fame

"Peter Callens has considerable experience handling domestic and international transactions."


  • Brussels Bar, 1982 (President Dutch language section)
  • Chairman of the Belgian-Dutch Society (BENEV)


  • Specialisation degree in Banking Law, Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), 1982
  • Master's Degree in Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 1981
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law, Université de Namur (Belgium), 1978


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish


T: +32 2 743 43 95