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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.

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Memberships

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

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

What others say

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''Newly appointed chair of the Brussels Bar, Peter Callens advises multinational companies in cross-border acquisitions. He is highlighted by one client for being "very knowledgeable about the whole utility sector in Belgium."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2020)
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One market source notes that Callens is "an outstanding figure in arbitration," while another comments: "I think he is very good at pleadings, he is great at advocacy and also he is very practical in the way he deals with things."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2021)
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Commercial, Corporate and M&A - ranked in the Hall of Fame
Legal 500 EMEA (2020)
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