Harold Minjauw

Harold Minjauw

Tel. (direct): +32 50 322 100

Fax (direct): +32 2 663 28 26

Tel. (switch): +32 2 663 28 00


Experience and fields of specialization

Harold Minjauw specializes in corporate and general commercial law, with a focus on M&A, real estate and distribution law, as well as corporate and commercial litigation.

His day-to-day advisory practice consists i.a. of

  • Belgian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Belgian and international corporate restructurings
  • Setting up and unwinding joint ventures
  • Venture capital investments and MBOs
  • General corporate advice
  • Corporate finance
  • General commercial advice and contracts
  • Real estate issues

Harold also represented national and international clients in a variety of litigious matters, both before the ordinary and administrative Belgian courts and in arbitration (including ICC, CEPINA-CEPANI and ad hoc panels). Litigation included corporate (including shareholders’), energy, logistics & distribution, product liability, lease and general commercial issues, as well as specific white-collar crime defense. Harold is a member of CEDIRES. 

Harold’s client portfolio consists of public and private corporations, both Belgian and international (in particular UK, North-American, Japanese, Brazilian and German) and including several Fortune 500 corporations. Harold also regularly advises industrial families (including various Top 100 Belgian industrial families), high net worth individuals and non-profit organizations (including reputed international non-profit organizations). 

Harold’s main clients are active in the following sectors: real estate, high-tech industrial and consumer manufacturing and engineering, dredging and construction materials, telecommunications, packaging, life sciences, energy, logistics (including by rail), financial holdings, venture capital and private equity and banking.

What others say about Harold: "We did most legal work through Dechert through Harold Minjauw but he has left now, he is not just good in M&A but also all corporate law, quick, accurate, punctual" says one client. (ILFR 1000)

Professional experience

Since 2010 : founding partner at LMBD Prioux, Brussels

2005-2010 : partner at Dechert LLP, Brussels office

2000-2005 : attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP – Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels office (senior associate / partner since 2002)

1994-2000 : attorney at Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels (associate / senior associate)

Harold was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 1994 and to the Bruges Bar in 2012.

Prior to his admission to the Brussels Bar, he worked as legal adviser at the Financial, Corporate & International law department of a major Belgian bank.



J.D. (‘Licentie Rechten’), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium, and Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, 1992, cum laude 

LL.M in economic law (‘Licence spéciale en droit économique’), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, 1994, magna cum laude



Harold practizes in Dutch, English and French. He reads and has conversational knowledge of German.