Van Campen Liem is pleased to announce Benoit Dardenne and Benoit Kelecom as new partners in Luxembourg

Van Campen Liem is pleased to announce the promotions of Benoit Dardenne and Benoit Kelecom as partners in the asset management and investment funds practice in Luxembourg.

Benoit Dardenne has been with the firm since 2019. He advises clients on a wide range of private fund matters, including assisting asset managers on the structuring and establishment of alternative investment funds, co-investment vehicles, carried interest and team investment structures and advising institutional LPs and DFIs in negotiating their secondary transactions and primary investments in alternative investment funds. His practice focuses on a wide range of alternative asset classes, with a specific focus on private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, private debt, real estate and sustainable investments. He also advises clients on asset management and funds regulatory and licensing matters.

Benoit Dardenne

Benoit Kelecom has been with the firm since 2019. His practice primarily focuses on structuring and transactional advice to institutional LPs, funds and GPs, including fund reviews, secondaries, co-investments and funds structuring work with a focus on the small to mid-size private equity, real estate, infrastructure, fund-of-funds and debt markets. Benoit Kelecom also advises on regulatory and licensing matters (Luxembourg regulated funds vehicles and firms authorisations, change of control, compliance with ongoing regulatory obligations including AML, AIFMD, MiFID II, SFDR, SFTR and Brexit, also in relation to fund marketing, fund management and restructuring).

Benoit Kelecom

Van Campen Liem is proud of the continued growth of both the Luxembourg and Amsterdam offices, in particular through the promotion and hiring of talented professionals operating in key areas of practice of the firm. In particular, the asset management and investment funds practice has considerably expanded in the course of the last two years and has been constantly involved in prominent mandates.

Van Campen Liem would like to thank Benoit Dardenne and Benoit Kelecom for their excellent contribution and congratulate them for reaching such an important milestone in their careers. 

Van Campen Liem advised MKB Fonds in connection with its participation in VLH Welding Group

Van Campen Liem advised MKB Fonds, a leading Netherlands-based investment company with a long track record of successfully investing in Dutch SMEs, on the purchase and transfer of shares in the capital of VLH Welding Group B.V. (and subsidiaries) from its founding shareholders.

VLH Welding Group is engaged in the wholesale trade of welding and cutting technology and active in the field of maintanance, repair and testing of workshop equipment. As a result of the transaction, MKB Fonds has become the majority shareholder of VLH Welding Group. 

The Van Campen Liem team was led by Martijn Stuart and further consisted of Bart Wehmeijer, Martina Priekaar, Jos Kroep and Anna Zhu.

Martijn StuartBart WehmeijerMartina Priekaar

Jos KroepAnna Zhu