Frederick J. Geldhof Associate

Frederick is a Belgian qualified corporate lawyer since 2015, and joined McGuirewoods in February 2018. Frederick advises Belgian and international companies on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters and corporate restructurings.

Frederick regularly assisted Belgian and Dutch SMEs with the negotiation and drafting of shareholder and share purchase agreements. Frederick also gained substantial experience in corporate and commercial litigation by regularly addressing courts and tribunals all over Belgium.

In addition, Frederick assists Belgian companies with regards to distribution law in Belgium. Moreover, Frederick advises some of the world’s most prestigious retailers in renewing or terminating their lease contracts.

Frederick is fluent in Dutch and English and has a good understanding of French and German.


Advising a European group on GDPR compliance, including but not limited to (on-site) audits, preparation of the register, risk analysis and preparation of internal/external policies.

Co-advised a Belgian institutional investor on a private equity investment for a private Belgian company.

Co-advised a privately owned subsidiary of a Chinese listed company (HK and SH) on corporate related aspects following a €40 million private equity investment in a Gabonese mining company.

Assisted Belgian SME's on corporate and financial restructuring.

Assisted Belgian SME's and start-ups on corporate governance.

  • Maastricht University, LLM, 2015
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master in Law, cum laude, 2014
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bachelor in Law, 2012

Member, American Chamber of Commerce Belgium, Young Professionals Committee, 2018-present

  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • Brussels

Recipient of a certificate on International Commercial Negotiation and Mediation, issued by Maastricht University upon completion of the PREMIUM Program of Excellence

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