Jérôme Vermeylen

Jérôme Vermeylen

Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance

French, Dutch, English and German

Admitted to the Brussels Bar: 1997

Jérôme’s practice is focused on M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, and corporate law in general. He has an in-depth knowledge in cross-border mergers and reorganisations.

Jérôme advises numerous Belgian and international groups and private equity funds about their proposed acquisitions, investments, reorganisations and other corporate issues. He also assists clients in corporate dispute resolution files (e.g. post-acquisition claims, shareholders’ disputes, and directors’ liability issues) and in banking and finance matters.

Over the years, Jérôme has been assisting clients from various industries, including technology and telecoms, insurance, real estate, logistics and non-profit.

Jérôme was Vice-President of the Corporate M&A Commission at AIJA (2014 – 2017) and is a member of the Belgian-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce.

He regularly speaks and writes on M&A and corporate law issues.


Jérôme has been recommended in Legal 500 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and IFLR 2017, 2018 and 2019.

"Jérôme Vermeylen is always able to anticipate the needs of the clients, which always helps to resolve any matter quickly and save money." - Legal 500, 2020

"Jérôme Vermeylen appeared to us as well-thought, clever, humble. His knowledge on M&A matters was impressive, and he could help us a lot on the spot (in conference calls etc) and was clear and humble if there were some aspects that needed further legal research." - Legal 500, 2020

Clients say that Jérôme Vermeylen is "very reactive." – Legal 500, 2017

"Jérôme is very responsive and pragmatic - which is a difficult element to find - knowledgeable and insightful." – IFLR 1000, 2017

The team is praised for its "high service level" – Legal 500, 2017

Jérôme Vermeylen is recommended in Legal 500, 2016 and IFLR 2017.



  • Special Degree in Corporate law (Katholieke Universiteit Brussel)
  • DAAD Special Programme in German Law (Universität Tübingen and High Court of Düsseldorf)
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme (University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College)
  • Lic. Juris (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Selection of publications

Länderbericht Belgien, in Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (Kirchhof, Stürner and Eidenmüller, eds.), Band 4 (Länderberichte), third edition, Verlag C.H. Beck, München, 2016, 567-597 (with E. Goldschmidt)

Commentaren op artikelen 109 tot 115 WIPR, in Duiding Internationaal Privaatrecht (I. Couwenberg, A. Hansebout and L. Vanfraechem, eds.), Larcier, 2014 (with K. Grillet)

"European Cross-Border Mergers and Reorganizations", Oxford University Press, 2012, 984 p. (with I. Vande Velde (eds.)

"De binnenlandse en de grensoverschrijdende fusie-en splitsingsprocedures na de wet van 8 januari 2012", Rechtskundig Weekblad, 2012-2013, 962 – 983. (with A. Dauwe)

"Arrêt 'VALE Epitési': la mobilité transfrontalière du siège statutaire est-elle un droit?", Journal de Droit Européen, November 2012.

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