Janine De Keersmaecker


Industry Expertise

Aviation and Travel
Construction, Infrastructure and Real Estate
Digital Economy
Entertainment and  Events
Financial Services
Franchising, Agency and Licensing
Hospitality, Food and Beverage
Privacy and  Risk Management
Private Capital
Retail and Consumer
Technology and Media
Janine is a Belgian multi-lingual lawyer with over seventeen years’ experience, of which 7 years in the Middle East and over 10 years at global top-tier law firms King & Wood Mallesons, Loyens & Loeff and Hunton & Williams in Brussels, London and Dubai. Janine is highly experienced and proficient in deal structuring (JV, M&A, divestitures) and legal drafting. She provides legal and strategic advice to clients at all stages. In 2022, she was shortlisted for the Middle East Legal Awards for championing diversity in private practice.

Selected representative roles and matters:

  • Advising Maritime and Mercantile International on joint venture arrangements in Singapore.
  • Advising an impact fund on the due diligence of a DFSA regulated fund in Dubai.
  • Advising Santa Fe Group A./S on the divestment of its records management business in India, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines and South Korea.
  • Advising Educas, an education focused private equity fund, on the acquisition of a prominent international school in Belgium.
  • Advising Allergan on its 300USD acquisition of the Uteron Group in Belgium.
  • Advising Emirates Flight Catering Company on GDPR compliance.
  • Advising Cavago, a technology platform, on its online terms and conditions of use and privacy policy.
  • Advising This Trading DMCC, an e-shop, on distribution and licensing arrangements in Malaysia and the UK.


Post-grad in Corporate Finance
Belgium 2010

Free University of Brussels
Master in Economic Law (Graduated with Distinction)
Belgium 2006

University of Antwerp
Masters in Law
Belgium 2005


Dutch (Native)
English (Native)
French (Native)

Qualifications, Admissions & Memberships

Belgium (Brussels), 2009

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