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Laga assists Port of Ghent in its merger with the Netherlands' Zeeland Seaports to create North Sea Port

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11 December 2017

Laga assisted Port of Ghent (Belgium) in its merger with Zeeland Seaports (the Netherlands) and creation of North Sea Port. The cross-border merger of equals between the two port authorities places the new combined North Sea Port firmly within the top 10 of largest European ports. A transaction of this type is unprecedented on such a large scale. The merger agreement was signed and announced on 8 December 2017, after shareholder approvals were obtained. Completion of the transaction is scheduled to take place in the second quarter of 2018. 

Laga fielded a comprehensive multidisciplinary team led by Corporate - M&A partner Marc Van tieghem and further including (amongst others) key team members Wim Naudts (Public Law, Regulatory and Permits), Guy Buelens (Corporate - M&A) and Inge Derde (Employment, Pensions and Benefits).

Read more in North Sea Port official press release

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