Jacques Richelle

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal BV/SRL

Jacques has a strong expertise in financial regulatory matters, including on the status and activities of credit institutions, investment firms and various other financial intermediaries. On the transactional side, his wide experience includes acquisition finance, property finance, public finance, projects, structured finance (asset-based lending and securitisation), debt capital markets (bond issues) and derivatives.

He also has experience in restructuring, insolvency and related litigation. Jacques has a successful track record assisting top-tier and mid-sized financial institutions and corporations in Belgium and abroad.

Jacques is a member of the European Society for Banking and Financial Law and of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Professional background

2017 – present

Geassocieerd advocaat – Avocat associé, PwC Legal - Member of the Brussels Bar

2014 – 2017

Partner at Strelia

2012 – 2014

Partner at DLA Piper

1998 – 2012

Partner at Linklaters


  • L’émission d’obligations automatiquement convertibles en droit belge” (avec L. Verhavert), trv-rps, p. 555, 2016.
  • Belgium Chapter of The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review, Law Business Research (2015 and 2016).
  • Contribution to “Borgtocht – een rechtsfiguur met veel facetten” (chapter on conflicts of laws), Larcier, 2015.
  • Contributions on Bank confidentiality in Belgium for various IBA books (1994 to 2014).
  • Observations on decision of Court of First Instance of Antwerp (impact of lack of banking license on loan agreements), Revue de droit commercial, 2009/1.
  • Financiële bijstand: van principieel verbod tot voorwaardelijke toelating” (with E. Janssens), Bank- en Financieel Recht, 2009/III.
  • Ceci n’est pas un cautionnement – Réflexions sur le “cautionnement réel”, Liber Amicorum Jean-Pierre de Bandt, Bruylant, 2004.
  • Sûretés dans un groupe de sociétés – Réflexions sur les risques et les sanctions pour le bénéficiaire” (with G. Schaeken Willemaers), Droit Bancaire et Financier, 2004/V.
  • E-commerce et services d’investissement: la protection de l’e-investisseur dans la phase contractuelle et pré-contractuelle” (with H. Delwaide), Cahiers AEDBF, “La protection de l’investisseur et de l’e-investisseur”, Bruylant, 2002.

Academic Experience or roles in professional organisation

  • Member of the European Society for Banking and Financial Law.
  • Member of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport.



  • Financial regulation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Governance & Legal Compliance


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