Boots on the ground

Philippe Van den Broecke


Philippe is the founding father of Agio. His main focus is corporate law, company law and also restructurings. He is also recommended by the Legal 500 as one of the best M&A lawyers in Belgium. Philippe has assisted numerous large and medium-sized acquisition transactions, both in Belgium and abroad.

Besides M&A transactions, Philippe has also been able to sustainably rescue several troubled companies thanks to a judicious application of the judicial reorganisation (formerly WCO) procedure combined with his pragmatic sense of entrepreneurship. Among many other projects, Philippe has recently overseen the restructuring of Veritas, Lamaire, Neckermann, Promethera and Switch.

Diplomas and courses

– Master of Laws – VUB 1993

Work experience

– Jan. 2014 – Present: Founding partner Agio Legal

– Jan, 2007 – Dec. 2013: Founding Partner at Astrea Law Attorneys

– Jun. 2005 – Sep. 2006: Partner at PwC

– 2003 – 2005: Partner at Bertouille & Partners

– Jun 2000 – Jun 2003: Advisor at Tiberghien lawyers

– Jan. 1994 – Jan 2000 : teacher at language school Babel, Legal French

– Jan. 1994 – Jan 2000 : lecturer City of Brussels, civil law to officials of the real estate department

– Jan. 1994 – Jan. 2000: Partner at Dierickx & Van den Broecke Lawfirm


– Dutch

– English

– French

Conferences and seminars

– The WCO in Practice + Models, handbook

– The SPA in practice- IBJ seminar

– Several seminars on restructuring

– How to raise capital in start-ups for the European Federation of Life Sciences, Rotterdam 2023