Sarah Verschaeve is partner in Non-profit and Social profit law.



Sarah has built up a special expertise in social profit/non-profit law, social economy and companies in the form of non-profit associations, international non-profit associations or foundations.


She advises (inter)national interest groupings (among which professional organisations, holding structures and sector federations) on various contractual matters and on questions regarding the regularisation of their internal and external functioning. Process guidance with restructuring of associations (mergers, splits, takeovers …) and optimisation of group structures are also part of her common practice.


At the boundaries between the social and regular economy, she co-develops an advisory practice in which the less frequent company forms are regularly applied, such as the cooperative company and the company with a social purpose. Sarah also advises on the most diverse aspects of the general non-profit associations and foundations legislation. Sarah lectures on these topics on a regular basis.


In addition, Sarah has a vast experience in classic corporate law.


Career & profile

Prior to her start with Curia in 2010, Sarah worked at the law firms Linklaters and Baker & McKenzie where her practice focussed on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. She also advised Bel-20 companies and multinationals on a wide range of corporate law topics.


In 2004-2005 Sarah studied at the University of Chicago Law School (USA) where she obtained a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree in corporate and financial law. Sarah graduated from Leuven University in 2003 (Master's degree). She also studied at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL).


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