Leo Peeters


T.  +32 2 747 40 01
F.  +32 2 304 81 13
M. +32 475 23 08 96

Practice Areas

Corporate Law


Finance and Banking


Art Trade Law

Leo is specialised in national and cross-border corporate and business law, and in commercial and financial transactions.

He offers advice to his clients on mergers, acquisitions, financial transactions and restructuring of companies. 

His experience covers contract law, commercial law, banking and finance law, insolvency, distribution law, construction and real estate, telecom and arbitration. 

Leo serves the interests of both national and international clients.

Leo has acquired broad experience during a professional career of about 30 years, as legal consultant with Price Waterhouse, and as a partner with Ernst&Young. In 1998, he was founding partner of Peeters Advocaten in co-operation with Ernst&Young. He afterwards became a partner with Simmons & Simmons and Thompson Hine LLP.

Leo is a member of the Brussels Bar.


Qualified in 1981 at the « Vrije Universiteit Brussel » (Lic. Iuris)

MBA (CEPAC) in 1986 at the « Université Libre de Bruxelles »

Financial Management at « Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool » in 1989


Leo is fluent in Dutch, French and English.


International Bar Association (IBA);

Belgian Corporate Finance Association (BCFA);

Belgian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (Cepani);

European Association of SME Transfer (Transeo);

Art Law Foundation (Geneva).

Conferences and Seminars

Legal training courses for tax, legal and audit professionals and accountants, in Belgium and abroad;

Seminars with Chambers of Commerce on topics of corporate law and the insolvency legislation;

Seminars on corporate law, both to clients and internally within Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young;

Seminars on the real estate UCITS legislation;

Interviews in the “Financieel Economische Tijd” regarding the Company Law Reform Act 1995 and on the Belgian radio regarding the legal aspects of the bankruptcy of “Boelwerf”;

Seminars on international private law aspects of merging and emigrating companies;

Seminar on “Internationale Handelstransacties” with Tijd Academie;

Seminars on insolvency law with Kluwer Opleidingen;

Client seminar in 2002 regarding Corporate Governance.


Publications regarding corporate and commercial law in several businessreviews;

The Free Establishment and the Free Provisions of Services by Belgian Credit Institutions Governed by Belgian Law", in "New Belgian Banking Law" (English and French), AEDBF - Belgian - Yearbook, 1994;

"Le nouveau cadre législatif belge en matière de fusion et scission de sociétés commerciales" in "Fusions et Acquisitions", 1994, Paris, France;

“The statutory auditor, the “going concern” principle and companies in difficulties: a status questions”, in “Auditing of Annual and Consolidating Accounts” (English and French), AEDBF - Belgium - Yearbook 1995 (co-auteur);

Article in "Actuele Voorinformatie - Waardebepaling van de onderneming" (June 1996);

"De nieuwe Faillissementswet: stand van zaken" in "Balans", 31 May 1996;

“De internationale aspecten van het faillissement” in “Balans”, 15 December 1996;

“La nouvelle loi sur les faillites: un état de la question” in “Bilan”, 31 May 1996);

“Les aspects internationaux de la faillite” in “Bilan”, 15 December 1996;

Note with judgement of  "Kh. Dendermonde, Section Aalst of 7 June 1996, publicated in “Algemeen Juridisch Tijdschrift” (AJT);

Article in “Tijdschrift van Insolventierecht” 1997 (Netherland):  “De krachtlijnen van de nieuwe Belgische faillissementswet”;

Article in “Jaarboek van Financieel Management 1999”: “Auteursrechten en het recht op het maken van kopieën”;

Article in "KMO Brief" (newsletter of Ernst&Young);

Contributed paper to the S&S International Corporate Newsletter van the European Company.

Leo Peeters  
  Alain De Jonge  
  Marcel Houben  
  Griet Verfaillie  
  Lynn Pype  
  Leila Mstoian  
  Mathieu Maniet  
  Vincent Brouwers  
  Ann Vranken  
  Nathalie Driscart  
  Anja Trullemans