Boots on the ground

Nicole Van Ranst


Nicole Van Ranst is an experienced international business lawyer, with a particular focus on general corporate and commercial matters, corporate acquisitions and divestments, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, inbound and outbound, mainly for private companies (scale up and mature family businesses but also large multinational organisations).

Nicole Van Ranst has a proven track record in both established and growth sectors.
The first category includes automotive, retail & real estate, aviation & shipping, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, print & media, cleaning & maintenance, couriers & transport, etc.
The second category includes technology, life-science and biotechnology, as well as the marketing, communications and media and (live) entertainment, digital and gaming and augmented reality industries. Clients describe Nicole Van Ranst as businesslike and hands-on.

Memberships and awards
International Bar Association (senior vice-chair of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises committee).
Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats : Honorary president (Chairman in 2005-2006)

Studies & Experience
1981-1986: University of Ghent: Master of Laws.
2015-2016 : Antwerp Management School (University of Antwerp): Master class in business economics for
Non-economic Profiles.
2018: Insead : Transition to General Management (Fontainebleau & Singapore).
2019 – 2020 : Guberna Director Effectiveness Certificate.
2020 – 2021: Guberna Administrative Effectiveness Certificate.
2021: Guberna Certified Director
2020-2021 : Family Business Advisor Nicole Van Ranst