Virginie Ciers


Practice area: Corporate / Corporate M&A


Virginie is our M&A / Transaction Law Country Leader, heading the M&A practice of EY Law Belgium. Besides that, she is also heading EY Law’s office in East- and West Flanders.

Virginie has extensive experience in all kinds of corporate matters including M&A, venture capital transactions, capital markets, corporate (re)structuring, consortia and joint ventures, non-profit associations and foundations, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial matters and contracts. Within the deal structuring, not only the corporate aspects of the deal are dealt with, but also the funding and financing structures and related issues. Virginie advises both listed and unlisted companies and has assisted in IPO’s, public take-overs, private equity deals, sector take-overs, etc.


Expertise area:


Virginie’s field of expertise includes advising on:

  • buy- or sell side mandates on both share deals and assets deals;
  • venture capital transactions;
  • shareholders’ agreements and joint ventures;
  • management buy-out transactions;
  • national and cross-border carve-out and restructuring transactions;
  • corporate governance matters;
  • general corporate law advisory work.

Additional information:


Virginie is a lawyer and member of the Ghent and Brussels’ Bar Associations. She holds a Master in Laws degree from the University of Ghent (2007 – magna cum laude) and spent a semester at Hofstra University, New York, on an international exchange program. Prior to joining EY Law, she gained over 15 years’ of experience at a top tier Benelux law firm and another Big 4 law firm in their Corporate M&A departments. Virginie is a regular speaker at seminars and author of various articles.

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