About me

EDB LAW | Elise De Baerdemaecker

Practice and core values

Great, practical, useful, to-the-point legal advice requires an in-depth understanding of the your business and needs, combined with top-notch legal knowledge and expertise. 

Over the last 25 years, I have worked in several major law firms, both at the Brussels,  Antwerp and Ghent Bar. I gained relevant expertise in a wide range of legal matters, in corporate and commercial law (corporate compliance, M&A, commercial agreements, corporate governance, B2C and B2B, shareholder rights, executive management compensation and benefits, etc.). I have become the trusted business advisor and partner for several national and international clients. Legal 500 Directory recognised me as very customer-oriented combined with top legal expertise”.

During the last 7 years, I have developed a particular expertise in the not-for-profit sector. I advised both Belgian and international clients in setting up, managing and restructuring their not-for profit associations and/or foundations.

As from 1 July 2021, I decided it is time for an additional chapter in my professional career. Going forward, I will use my experience and expertise in the wide range of legal topics in a governance related context.

Using a pragmatic and result-oriented approach (e.g. through board workshops or presence during board or shareholders’ meetings), I can help you face, and above all, overcome your legal challenges and concerns. I will personally also focus on taking up board mandates as an independent board member.

Curiculum Vitae


  • 1994-1996: License spéciale en droit économique, Université Libre de Bruxelles  (cum laude)
  • 1989 – 1994: Law degree, University of Ghent (cum laude)


Professional experience

  • 2021-present: independent lawyer (Ghent Bar)
  • 2014–2021: Associated Lawyer at PwC Legal BV (former Lawsquare) – Brussels Bar and Ghent Bar
  • 1996-2013: Lawyer at the Antwerp Bar in various law firms:
    • 2005-2013 Elea Advocaten
    • 2003-2005: Corporate Legal Counsel at PwC (Antwerp Office)
    • 2000-2003 Lawfort 
    • 1996-2000 Loeff Claeys Verbeke (Allen & Overy)


  • Elise speaks Dutch, English, French and Italian.

Contact Information


Elise De Baerdemaecker
Vaderlandstraat 76
9000 Gent

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