Legal team

Edmond Bastijns

Edmond Bastijns

Chief Legal Officer - Secretary General

Belgium

Edmond Bastijns, Chief Legal Officer - Secretary General

Edmond Bastijns joined Gimv in September 2000 and since 2007, he has been responsible for the legal department in his capacity as Chief Legal Officer. In July 2016, he was appointed Secretary General and became a member of the executive committee. Before Gimv, he was a lawyer at Linklaters in Brussels (formerly De Bandt, van Hecke & Lagae) from 1996 until 2000. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and he recently completed the Advanced Management Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business.

Contact

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Edmond Bastijns
Joris Hilhorst

Joris Hilhorst

Legal Counsel

the Netherlands

Joris Hilhorst, Legal Counsel

Joris Hilhorst joined Gimv in 2008. He started his career in 1998 at Simmons & Simmons (in Rotterdam and in Amsterdam) and mainly worked at the Corporate and Financial Markets department. Joris Hilhorst has a Master’s degree in Law from the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (the Netherlands).

Contact

+31 70 3 618 602

Berlage-Huis
Groenhovenstraat 2
2596 HT Den Haag

the Netherlands

Joris Hilhorst
Ann Maurau

Ann Maurau

Legal Counsel

Belgium

Ann Maurau, Legal Counsel

Ann Maurau joined Gimv as legal counsel in March 2010. From September 2004 to February 2010, she was a lawyer in the M&A - Corporate Transactions department of Allen & Overy in Brussels, where she specialised in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on private equity transactions and joint ventures. From June 2007 to May 2008, she was on secondment to Allen & Overy’s Shanghai office.

Ann received her law degree from the University of Ghent (UGent) in 2002 and worked as an assistant at the department of Economic Law of UGent until August 2004. In 2009-2010, she obtained a postgraduate degree in corporate finance from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).
 

Contact

+32 3 290 22 02

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Ann Maurau
Catharina Soenen

Catharina Soenen

Legal Counsel

Belgium

Catharina Soenen, Legal Counsel

Catharina Soenen joined Gimv as legal counsel in March 2017. From September 2011 until September 2014, she was a lawyer in the corporate practice group of Baker & McKenzie, where she specialised in M&A as well as capital market transactions. From September 2014 until February 2017, she was a lawyer in the corporate practice group of Allen & Overy, with a focus on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity and capital market transactions.
Catharina obtained her law degree at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in 2010. Additionally, she obtained a Master in General Management from Vlerick Business School.

Contact

+32 3 290 21 12

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Catharina Soenen
Vincent Van Bueren

Vincent Van Bueren

Governance, Risk & Compliance Associate - Fund Administration Officer

Belgium

Vincent Van Bueren, Governance, Risk & Compliance Associate - Fund Administration Officer

Vincent joined Gimv in 2010. Before that he has done an internship at Fidea Life Insurance. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool and a Master of Laws from the University of Antwerp.

Contact

+32 3 290 22 33

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Vincent Van Bueren
Stijn Van Loock

Stijn Van Loock

Legal Counsel

Belgium

Stijn Van Loock, Legal Counsel

Stijn Van Loock werkt bij Gimv sinds 2008. Van 2001 tot 2008 was hij als advocaat verbonden aan het Belgische advocatenkantoor Laga. Stijn Van Loock behaalde een diploma Master in Rechten aan de Universiteit Antwerpen (UIA).

Contact

+32 3 290 21 85

Karel Oomsstraat 37
2018 Antwerpen

Belgium

Stijn Van Loock