Peter Callens
Attorney at law - Partner

Peter Callens

Peter Callens is a partner in the Corporate and M&A Practice Group in Belgium. He has extensive experience in national and international corporate transactions and post-transaction dispute resolution and is recognised for his expertise worldwide.

About Peter Callens

Peter’s focus is on M&A and private equity investments in various economic sectors, including insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities and ICT. He also represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings, often in post-M&A or shareholder disputes. He is regularly appointed as an arbitrator in national and international disputes. Peter is mentioned as leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners Global & Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR 1000 and Best Lawyers guide (2017). Peter is again mentioned as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018). Since 2018 he is also mentioned in the Corporate/M&A ‘Hall of Fame’ by The Legal 500 EMEA.


  • Brussels Bar, 1986 (vice-president)
  • Chairman of the Belgian-Dutch Society (BENEV)


  • Specialisation degree in Banking Law, Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy), 1982
  • Master's Degree in Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 1981
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law, Université de Namur (Belgium), 1978


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish