Ace Law is delighted to announce Michael Truyen as a fellow Ace.
Michael brings 15+ years of experience in capital markets and corporate M&A on both sides of the lawyer-client relationship. Over the years he developed a particular sector focus on B-REITs (Société Immobilière Réglementée (SIR)/Gereglementeerde VastgoedVennootschap (GVV)) as well as on biotech growth companies. As a tech-savvy lawyer, Michael will play a pivotal role in the set-up and roll-out of Ace Digital.
Michael will join the team as of 1 January 2021.
About Michael: Michael is currently still active as the general counsel of Xior Student Housing, a B-REIT listed on Euronext Brussels. In that capacity he managed the legal aspects of Xior’s portfolio growth by over EUR 800 million including its entry into the Spanish and Portuguese markets. He also assisted in an impressive number of public and private capital increases raising a total of around EUR 400 million in additional capital. Prior to being general counsel of Xior, Michael served as Chief Legal Officer at the Belgian (then newly-)listed bio-pharmaceutical company Mithra Pharmaceuticals. He in turn joined Mithra Pharmaceuticals from Eubelius Lawyers, where he attained the position of associated partner.
The Ace Law team: “We are thrilled to have such a seasoned and well-respected law professional join our innovative project. We look forward to building a sustainable digital law firm together that sets the tone for the future. We would like to thank Xior for their flexibility in allowing Michael to prepare his transfer in such a smooth manner.”
Michael: “I am extremely excited to be joining my fellow Aces as we set out on the ambitious project of rethinking from a blank page what value a corporate law firm should bring to its team members, its clients and the deals that bring them together. Joining such a talented group of legal dealmakers fully committed to a completely new way of working, fully integrated with and supported by technology, is going to be an adventure of a lifetime. I would also like to extend a heartfelt thanks for the past years and best of luck for the future to the incredible team at Xior. ”