Senior partner and founder of Eubelius, Koen Geens, has been named as the new Minister of Finance for the Belgian Federal Government.

The appointment was made following the unexpected resignation of former minister Steven Vanackere who claimed he was the target of “unjustified insinuations and malicious accusations” regarding his role in a bank securities deal.

Geens had served as a corporate securities partner with Eubelius since its founding in 1994 and also teaches corporate law at KU Leuven. He is referenced as a 'Leading lawyer' for M&A in the 2013 edition of the IFLR1000.