Diederik van Lede, Solicitor, Corporate Law
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Practice: Corporate Law, Corporate Finance Law
- Cross-border and domestic acquisition and sale of companies and businesses
- Transaction paperwork and documentation, corporate secretarial
- Joint ventures and shareholder agreements
- Investment projects
- Company formation and business structuring
- Corporate and business restructurings
- Commercial contracts
- Commercial mediation and litigation
Admitted as: Solicitor of England and Wales, 2009; Lawyer (Advocaat/Avocat) in Belgium, 2003
Bachelor of Law, Catholic University of Brussels, Belgium 2000
Graduate in Business Law, University of Marburg, Germany (Erasmus) 2002 (Magna Cum Laude)
Master of Law, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium 2003 (Cum Laude)
Bachelor of Philosophy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium 2003
Graduate in Business Administration, Instituto de Empresa Madrid Spain 2007 (Magna Cum Laude)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Northwestern University Chicago USA 2007 (with Honors, Dean’s Llist)
Experience and Career History:
Diederik is a corporate and commercial lawyer with extensive transactional experience. Prior to joining Virtual Law in October 2011, Diederik headed the London-based UK legal practice of global firm Roedl & Partner. Previously, he was a corporate lawyer with Baker & McKenzie working on worldwide transactions from their London and Brussels offices.
With extensive experience on the entrepreneurial business frontline, Diederik is very able to think in parallel with his clients, understanding their needs and concerns, and translating these into a legal framework in the process of the transaction. Working in close collaboration with his clients, he approaches challenges and problems with an efficient and pragmatic outlook, a keen eye for detail, and economisation on time, resources and costs.
Diederik’s transaction list includes acquisitions, sales, and restructurings of companies and business on all continents and across various industries. He has also undertaken more general corporate and commercial work. He has coordinated and managed teams of lawyers in multiple jurisdictions on projects ranging in value from less than a million GBP to multiple billion GBP transactions. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, global holdings, small start-up enterprises and private individuals. Diederik is fluent in five languages and travels extensively in Europe on client matters.