Filip Moerman’s practice focuses on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and restructuring transactions.

Filip joined the firm in 1987, became a partner in 1996, and became senior counsel in 2020. He was resident in the New York office from 1987 to 1988, from 1997 to 2003, and from 2010 to 2014, and was resident in the Brussels office from 1988 to 1996 and from 2015 through 2019. Filip was resident in the Hong Kong office from 2003 to 2010 and resident in the Beijing office from 2006 to 2010. He retired as an active partner at the end of 2019.

Notable Experiences

  • Umicore in its acquisition of Haldor Topsoe’s global heavy duty diesel and stationary catalyst businesses.

  • CVCI in the sale of Keane outsourcing business to NTT Data.

  • BHP’s Pinto Valley copper mine and associated railroad to Capstone (with captive railroad operation).

  • Barclays sale of index business to Bloomberg.

  • The sale of hedge fund manager K2 to Franklin Templeton.

  • China Investment Corporation’s investment in AES Corporation and subsequent exit.

  • Cascade Investments and its wholly owned subsidiary ECJV Holdings in the bankruptcy proceedings of Optim Energy and its affiliated debtors, whose primary assets included three power plants in Texas.

  • Reed Krakoff in the buyout of his eponymous business from Coach, Inc.

  • Ashanti Goldfields in the acquisition of Kimin gold mine in DRC.

  • Silverpoint in the sale of Muzak Holdings LLC to Mood Media Corp.

  • Precision Castparts Corp.’s acquisition of an indirect 49 percent interest in Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co. from a foreign private equity fund.

  • TPG and Affinity Equity Partners’ leveraged buy-out of United Test and Assembly Center Ltd.

  • TPG’s investment in Shenzhen Development Bank and subsequent sale to Ping An Insurance.

  • TPG’s investments in CICC, Lenovo, Matrix Laboratories, Shriram Finance, China Grand Auto and Taishin.

  • Bank of America’s investment in China Construction Bank (CCB) and subsequent block trades.

  • Genting’s investment in Norwegian Cruise Lines and subsequent block trades.

  • Barclays investment in New China Trust; and the global restructuring of LG.Philips Displays.

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