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Trophées du Droit Awards 2019

Trophées du Droit Awards 2019: AMBOS recognized as Best Belgian law firm

Ambos has been recognized as a leading Belgian law firm at the Leaders League Trophées du Droit Awards Ceremony. At the ceremony, held on 31 January 2019 at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris (France), Ambos won the gold award in the Best Belgian Law Firm category.

Ambos wins Trends Legal Awards 2018

Trends Legal Awards 2018: Ambos, Best independent Belgian law firm

Click here to read article (in Dutch).

Click here to see the news coverage by Kanaal Z (in Dutch).

Ambos Lawyers - Best Independent Belgian Law Firm

Deze ochtend was Isabelle Buelens te gast in het programma De Ochtend op Radio 1 in de rubriek “winnaars van het afgelopen jaar”. Naar aanleiding van de prijs “Best Independent Belgian Law Firm” kreeg ze de mogelijkheid om ons kantoor voor te stellen. Tegelijk liet ze haar licht schijnen over de recente wetswijzigingen van minister Geens en de effecten op onze dagelijkse praktijk.

Herbeluisteren kan via onderstaande link.

Ambos successfully closed another M&A deal in the Belgian Shipping and Transport sector.

Ambos successfully closed another M&A deal in the Belgian Shipping and Transport sector.

Ambos successfully closed the sale of the port of Ghent based Gezworen Wegers en Meters, a provider of stevedoring activities with a history dating all the way back to the 1890's to DFDS, the largest ferry operator in Northern Europe.

This transaction highlights once again Ambos’ ability to combine its expertise in both M&A and Shipping and Transport and further consolidates its position as a premier law firm in both Belgian corporate and transportation law.

New Code of Companies and Associations - key changes for the existing NV/SA

The new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations entered into effect on 1 May 2019.

The new Code introduces major reforms to Belgian company law.

The “star” of the new Code is the BV/SRL, which is remodeled as a company without legal capital and which is given a high degree of flexibility.

But what should you do with your existing NV/SA? Keep it? Or convert it into a BV/SRL?

Ambos successfully advises Belmoney Transfert on its registration as a fully licensed payment institution

Belmoney Transfert successfully obtained its license from the National Bank of Belgium as a fully licensed, PSD2 compliant, Belgian payment institution

Sustainability and debt ratio are important for good acquisitions

Ambos corporate partner Christina Trappeniers gives her take on the current Belgian M&A market in a dubbelinterview together with Piet Bevernage (Ackermans & van Haaren) and Filip Lacquet (PMV - Doe- en Durfbedrijf) for CFO Magazine.

Click here to read the interview (in Dutch).

Ambos voted "Best Independent Belgian Law Firm"

Ambos assists Sufina in the acquisition of a majority stake in De Groote Gaston and De Groote Deinze

Ambos assisted Sufina, a private equity holding, in the acquisition of a majority stake in De Groote Gaston and De Groote Deinze.


De Groote Gaston and De Groote Deinze are Flanders' leading road marking companies with a remarkable client portfolio and annual turn-over. Through the participation of several De Groote family members, the two companies are brought together again after a half century of separation.


Ambos NBGO assists investment fund KeBeK II and Walter Mastelinck with the acquisition of Creaplan NV

Ambos NBGO assisted the independent Belgian private equity fund KeBeK II with its acquisition of Creaplan NV, Belgian market leader in fairs, displays and interiors.

Entrepreneur Walter Mastelinck, known from Transics, is the new CEO of Creaplan.

Founders Ann Vancoillie and Dirk Deleu remain closely involved in Creaplan as co-investors.