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Michael Van Acker

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Michael Van Acker is a partner in the Brussels office. He has a broad background in international finance, with a particular focus on syndicated loans, acquisition finance, real estate finance and project finance. He is also seasoned in advising on financial restructurings. Michael has represented a wide range of lenders, sponsors and borrowers on domestic and cross-border transactions involving major projects, leveraged buy-outs and property redevelopments, among others.

On 23 February 2022, the Belgian Royal Decree of 8 February 2022 on the status and supervision of service providers for the exchange of virtual currency and fiat currency and custodian wallet providers (“Virtual Currency Royal Decree”) was published in the Belgian State Gazette. The Virtual Currency Royal Decree introduces registration requirements and operating conditions for virtual currency service providers into Belgian law. The Virtual Currency Royal Decree will enter into force on 1 May 2022, with a grandfathering regime for existing service providers.