Filip Moerman


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Filip Moerman is a partner based in Cleary Gottlieb’s Brussels office.

Mr. Moerman’s practice focuses on M&A, private equity and restructuring transactions. In 2006, he headed up the opening of the Firm’s Beijing representative office. Representative matters include the sale of BHP’s Pinto Valley copper mine and associated railroad to Capstone; the buy-out of Reed Krakoff of his eponymous business from Coach, Inc.; the sale of K2 to Franklin Templeton; the sale of Keane Inc. to NTT Data; the sale of Muzak Holdings LLC to Mood Media Corp.; Precision Castparts Corp.’s acquisition of an indirect 49% interest in Yangzhou Chengde Steel Tube Co. from a foreign private equity fund; TPG and Affinity Equity Partners’ leveraged buy-out of United Test and Assembly Center Ltd; TPG’s investment in Shenzhen Development Bank and subsequent sale to Ping An Insurance; China Investment Corporation’s investment in AES Corporation; Bank of America’s investment in China Construction Bank (CCB) and subsequent block trades; TPG’s investments in CICC, Lenovo, Matrix Laboratories, Shriram Finance, China Grand Auto and Taishin; Barclays investment in New China Trust; and the global restructuring of LG.Philips Displays.

Mr. Moerman is internationally distinguished as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global and Global Counsel.

Mr. Moerman joined the firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1996. He was resident in the New York office from 1987 to 1988, from 1997 to 2003 and from 2010 to 2014, and was resident in the Brussels office from 1988 to 1996. Mr. Moerman was resident in the Hong Kong office from 2003 to 2010, and resident in the Beijing office from 2006 to 2010. He received an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law in 1987 and a Law Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1985.

Mr. Moerman is a member of the Bar in New York and Brussels. He is fluent in Dutch and French, proficient in German and Spanish, and is conversational in Mandarin.

Honors and Distinctions

Chambers Global - Private Equity (International Firms): China. Private Equity: United States.

Chambers Asia - Corporate/M&A: Foreign; China.


  • Columbia Law School
    (LL.M., 1987)
  • Universiteit Gent
    (Degree in Law, 1985)
  • Universiteit Gent
    (C.Phil., 1984)

Bar Admissions

New York - 1988
Brussels - 1991


  • Dutch
  • French
  • English

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