Win Dejonghe

Senior Partner of Allen & Overy

Wim Dejonghe is Senior Partner of Allen & Overy LLP. He was Global Managing Partner from 1 May 2008 until 1 May 2016. He was Managing Partner of the Belgian offices from 1996 until his election as Global Managing Partner in May 2008. Up to that date, he also co-headed A&O’s global corporate practice.

Wim joined Allen & Overy as a partner in 2001 having previously been a partner at Loeff Claeys Verbeke since 1993. Wim Dejonghe co-wrote the book “”M&A in Belgium””, the only in-depth and comprehensive legal guide to Belgian M&A transactions. He practised corporate law in Belgium and also practised law in the USA (New York and Washington) and Spain (Barcelona).

He received his law degree from the University of Louvain (KUL) and subsequently worked as an assistant at the University of Louvain (KUL) at the International and European Law Department.

Professional Background

  • Senior Partner, Allen & Overy, May 2016- present
  • Worldwide Managing Partner, Allen & Overy, 2008 – 2016
  • Partner, Allen & Overy, 2001 – 2008
  • Managing partner Belgium offices of Loeff Claeys Verbeke and of Allen & Overy, 1996 – 2008
  • Partner, Loeff Claeys Verbeke (Antwerp), 1993 – 2001
  • Associate, Loeff Claeys Verbeke (New York, Barcelona and Brussels), 1989 – 1993
  • Trainee, Braun Claeys Verbeke (Brussels), 1987 – 1989
  • Associate, O’Melveny & Myers (Washington D.C.), 1986
  • Research Assistant, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 1984 – 1985

Legal qualifications

  • Admitted as advocate, Belgium, 1989
  • Stagiaire, Belgium, 1986 -1989
  • Registered European lawyer, England and Wales, 2008


  • Dejonghe. W, Van de Voorde. W, 2001, “”Mergers and Acquisitions in Belgium””, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, London, Boston
  • “”European Counsel Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook””, Chapter on Belgium, Millenium Edition: “”From Bid to Closing””, 2000
  • “”Vennootschapsrecht & Fiscaliteit””, articles on mergers and acquisitions in several editions