Steven De Schrijver is a partner in the Corporate/M&A department of Astrea. Steven has 20 years of experience in advising Belgian and foreign companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, financing of acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, debt structuring and secured loans. His work in the areas of corporate transactions has involved him in several national and cross-border transactions in the IT, media, energy and telecoms sectors.
Astrea is an independent law firm in based in Antwerp and Brussels. Established in 2006, the firm has experienced continued growth and advises a growing list of domestic and international clients in all major areas of business law. Astrea now counts 10 partners and more than 40 attorneys. Astrea’s corporate department consists of 16 attorneys (3 of whom are partners), who all have extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, private equity, corporate restructuring and corporate litigation. Working closely with some of the finest law firms around the world, Astrea’s attorneys advise on complex, cross-border and domestic transactions and legal matters.
The Astrea corporate/M&A team handles all types of capital market transactions, private equity and venture capital transactions, private M&A transactions and restructurings. We also advise our clients on the acquisition financing aspects of transactions, and assist many clients in relation to the Belgian aspects of domestic and international finance arrangements.
Our transactional team can benefit from, and works closely with, state-of-the-art assistance in other areas of law, including real estate, employment, social security and benefits, tax law, commercial law, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, IT law, data protection law and regulatory. Although our specialist lawyers have stand-alone practices in their respective areas of law, they also have the entire range of transactional expertise.
Our attorneys are multilingual and combine specific legal expertise with relevant industry knowledge. We offer maximum availability and responsiveness, while maintaining a personalized and solution-oriented approach.
Steven is listed in Global law Experts, the International Who’s Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers, The Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers, PLC Which lawyer?, Chambers and Legal 500.
Over the last few years he has advised companies such as SunGard, Ordina, Thomson Reutters, Shred-It, Sofiprotéol, Nobel Biocare, Acquia and Q8 on corporate transactions.
Born in Belgium, Steven received his JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in 1992 and received an LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1993. He is fluent in English, Dutch and French and has good notions of German and Spanish.