Antoine Druetz

Associate Partner

Practice Area

Antoine deals with general corporate law as well as with mergers and acquisitions. Antoine has been practicing non-profit law for more than 15 years. Based on his in-depth experience with numerous well-known Belgian and European (international) associations and foundations, he founded the Non-Profit and Trade Associations team which he is heading now for 6 years. Antoine has developed a broad expertise in dealing with non-profit associations, charities, and trade organisations. He has developed a specific expertise in (i) structuring and restructuring (with cross-border aspects) of legal entities, and (ii) designing complex governance systems for (groups of) not-for-profit legal entities. Antoine has been involved in assisting a large number of non-profit clients to facing the consequences of the Brexit. Antoine assisted UK charities to keep a presence in the EU in order to, among others to continue to benefit from the EU funding programmes (a.o. EU funding programmes such as the one from ECHO, AMIF, DEVCO) and having an EU geographical presence.

Expertise Area

Antoine’s field of legal expertise includes:
  • Non-profit law;
  • Corporate law;
  • M&A;
  • Charities & trade associations;
  • National and cross-border corporate (re)structurings;
  • Contract drafting.

Additional Info

Antoine obtained his Master in Law in 2004 at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (magna cum laude) and he also obtained an Interdisciplinary education in company start-up (CPME) (magna cum laude). Antoine has been admitted to the French Brussels’ Bar in 2004. Antoine became Associate Partner with EY Law in 2020. Prior to this, he worked in the Brussels office of a renowned Brussels business law firm, where he was promoted to Partner in 2014. Antoine is a regular speaker on seminars and the author of various articles on non-profit law. Antoine is trilingual (French, Dutch and English) and has knowledge of German.

Certifications & memberships

  • Executive Master in International Association Management, from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (2018);
  • Associate member of the Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium (FAIB);
  • Member of the Charity Law Association.

Awards

Since 2017, Antoine is ranked as a Leading Individual for not-for-profit in Belgium by The Legal 500 (EMEA).