Hannelore is an associate who specialises in corporate law.

She has a particular focus on transactions in the regulated industries, having assisted sellers, buyers as well as management in a variety of sectors, including agriculture, energy, insurance and financial services. She also has experience in handling complex corporate litigation cases ranging from corporate governance conflicts to restructuring matters.

Hannelore has been seconded as a corporate counsel to an international renewable energy producer headquartered in Belgium.


Dutch, English, French


  • University of Leuven, Master of Corporate Law, 2018
  • King's College, London, LL.M. in Competition Law, 2013
  • Universities of Oslo and Leuven, Master of Laws, 2012
  • Universities of Brussels and Leuven, Bachelor of Law, 2010


IFLR1000 – M&A (Rising Star)

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    • 24/03/2020
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    Covid-19 | Some initial corporate and finance considerations

    Over the last few weeks, virtually all M&A transactions have come to a halt. In some instances, the parties opted to await the impact of the crisis. In other instances, the financing banks withdrew from the deal, or were only willing to finance at significantly more onerous conditions. It is beyond doubt that M&A activity will be down significantly during the coming few months. However, it is also the expectation that the current crisis will create a host of possibilities as from the second half of the year, if not earlier. Whatever the outcome, the M&A market will likely be very different at the other end of this crisis, be it in terms of acquisition structures, multiples (how to calculate, for instance, normalised working capital or EBITDAs in the current circumstances), financing terms and leveraging, and transaction dynamics in general. With decades of expertise in strategic negotiations for companies in difficulties and in judicial reorganisations, our corporate M&A team will be happy to assist you in identifying solutions. In attachment, we provide an overview of legal and strategic concerns that may be useful from a corporate and finance perspective.

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    • 02/12/2019
    • News

    Hannelore Matthys named as “Rising star” by IFLR1000

    Van Bael & Bellis associate Hannelore Matthys has been named as a “Rising star” by IFLR1000 in their rankings for 2020 recently published online. Since 2013, Hannelore has been a member of the Corporate M&A team, which works on a range of cross-border matters including private and public M&A, private equity work and joint ventures. The M&A team has maintained its ranking and head of the team Michel Bonne is once again named as “Highly regarded”. IFLR1000 also names 8 Van Bael & Bellis lawyers for EU Competition. Van Bael & Bellis senior counsel Richard Burton is named as a “Rising star”, while partners Jean-François Bellis, Porter Elliott, David W. Hull, Andrzej Kmiecik, Kris Van Hove, Johan Van Acker and Markus Wellinger are all named as “Highly regarded”.

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