Corporate and M&A, Real Estate
Luchthaven Brussel Nationaal 1 J
David Roelens joined Deloitte Legal – Lawyers in 2007 and heads the firm’s largest practice area, the Corporate and M&A team of lawyers. He gained extensive experience in the corporate M&A department of Clifford Chance (Brussels and New York) where he started his career in 1996.
David’s practice focuses on cross-border and domestic M&A and private equity transactions, real estate transactions, debt and equity capital markets and corporate law. He also advises clients in relation to general commercial law, insolvency and restructuring issues.
David also worked for a couple of years as company lawyer for bpost and gained a good understand of the functioning of legal departments and the needs and goals of general counsels.
Interested in the efficiencies and time-saving that automation can bring about, David co-developed an automated document generation tool, Legau, which allows users to create contracts and legal documents, freeing up their time to spend on risk anticipation rather than remediation and legal counselling.
Until 2020, David was the firm’s Finance partner. Since 2016, he has also been on the Supervisory Board - Partnership Council as the representative of the legal practice. He set up regular general counsel round tables in Ghent and due to the success of the initiative is now extending the concept to Antwerp and Zaventem.
David is recommended by various legal guides including Chambers (Global and Europe), IFLR1000 and Legal 500. In addition to his extensive legal knowledge and transactional experience, David is known for his interest and understanding of his client's business, and recognized as a true deal maker, offering efficient service delivery. He is fluent in Dutch, French and English.