Press Release

New Senior Counsel Strengthens Business & Finance Team in Brussels

July 26, 2011

(Frankfurt, 26.07.2011) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP today announced that Werner Vanderhaeghe, attorney-at-law (Advocaat), joined the firm effective July 1, 2011 as Senior Counsel in the Brussels office. Mr. Vanderhaeghe has practiced law since 1975 and is one of Belgium´s most senior business lawyers with leading experience in international mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions as well as in governance matters. He will strengthen the firm´s business and finance practice in the Brussels office. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Vanderhaeghe acted as General Counsel of the Bekaert Group and the Agfa-Gevaert Group, and was a partner at another leading international law firm.

"We are delighted that Werner Vanderhaeghe strengthens our core corporate practice," says Dr. Christian Zschocke, Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis in Frankfurt. "He will work closely with our colleagues in Europe, in the USA and in Asia."

"Werner will provide clients with direct access to the Brussels international legal market," underlines Jean Leygonie, Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis in Paris.

"Werner's arrival brings to us a unique experience advising Belgian and international companies in private practice and the perspective of a General Counsel at leading Belgian multinationals," noted Charles E. Engros, leader of the Business and Finance practice at Morgan Lewis.

Mr. Vanderhaeghe focuses his practice on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project financings, workouts and industrial turnkey projects, as well governance matters. He will complement the firm´s successful European corporate practices in Frankfurt, London and Paris.