Elise De Baerdemaecker

Elise De Baerdemaecker

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal BV/SRL

Elise specialises in M&A, corporate law and structuring and corporate compliance. Within PwC Legal she focuses mainly on the middle-sized enterprises who seek professional and business oriented advice in all matters of Belgian corporate and commercial law.

Over the last 15 years, Elise has gained expertise in a wide range of legal matters, including corporate governance and compliance, the drafting and negotiating of shareholders’ agreements, directors’ liability issues, joint-ventures (in the context of setting up new businesses or in the framework of acquisitions, mergers or other restructurings).

She also advises clients with their acquisitions and corporate restructurings (due diligence coordination, drafting and negotiating of share and asset deals, post-acquisition formalities and restructurings).

Elise has in-depth experience as a lawyer in litigation files, assisting and representing companies, shareholders and/or directors in their disputes.

Elise also has extensive expertise in the non-profit sector and advises both Belgian and international clients in the process of setting up, the managing and restructuring of non-profit organisations.

Elise speaks Dutch, English and French.

Professional background

2013 - present

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal - Member of the Ghent Bar

1996 - 2013

Lawyer at the Antwerp Bar in various law firms:

  • Loeff Claeys Verbeke (Allen & Overy) (1996-2000)
  • Lawfort (2000-2003)
  • Elea Advocaten (2005-2013)

2003 - 2005

Corporate Legal Counsel at PwC (Antwerp Office)  

Academic Experience or roles in professional organisation

  • Teaching corporate law at the Belgische Kamer van Rekenplichtingen (BKR)


  • Corporate compliance
  • Corporate law and structuring
  • M&A
  • Not-for-profit