Nicole Van Ranst is a founding partner of Newton and head of the Corporate M&A Section.

She’s an experienced international business lawyer, with a particular focus on general corporate and commercial matters, corporate acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, inbound and outbound, mainly for privately held companies (scale up and mature family businesses but also large multinational organisations) in the marketing, communication, media and entertainment, and leisure industries, health, life-science, biotechnology and technology, but also in the retail and logistics real estate industry.

Clients describe Nicole Van Ranst as business-oriented and hands-on. She commits 100% and takes full ownership.


2018-2020: Chief Corporate Officer of Golazo in charge of M&A.

1995-2018: Founding Partner – Head of Corporate M&A at MVVP, Brussels.

1986-1994: Associate and Senior Associate at Lafili & Van Crombrugghe, Brussels.

Nicole Van Ranst is an alumnus at the University of Ghent, Insead and Antwerp Management School.

Nicole is a fan of yoga and she loves to cook.


International Bar Association (Officer of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee).

Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats: Honorary President (President in 2005-2006)


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