AKD expands its Brussels Banking & Finance team

AKD Benelux Lawyers has appointed lateral hire Jan Missoul as counsel to strengthen its Banking & Finance team in Brussels. Jan specialises in project finance with a particular focus on renewables and infrastructure (PPP) projects, leveraged finance and real estate finance. He advises parties on the borrowers’ and on the lenders’ side, including investors such as private equity firms. He brings a copious amount of specialist knowledge to the firm, having experience of securities transactions governed by the Euroclear system and the laws regulating them.

Before joining AKD, Jan worked for another major independent Benelux law firm for 12 years, where he advised, among others, project developers, sponsors and international banks on various offshore and onshore wind projects in Belgium and abroad.

Banking & Finance section head Vincent Bettonville: “Jan's arrival gives our Brussels finance practice an enormous boost forward. His in-depth project financing expertise in particular will further diversify our array of finance solutions. We are delighted to welcome Jan to our team. He will prove a valuable asset to our multidisciplinary team.

Jan Missoul: “I cannot wait to work together with the Dutch and Luxembourg finance teams to expand our Benelux practice. With the considerable M&A, real estate and tax expertise on hand in Brussels, we are able to offer our clients the financial solutions that are vital to their success.