Ann Bruggeman

General Manager

Ann Bruggeman is the General Manager of EDN Abogados and was previously an international associate at EDN Abogados and Palma Edwards Veszpremy. She has experience in Corporate Law, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Immigration and European Labour Law.

She is a Belgian and Luxembourg lawyer with more than 12 years of experience in international business transactions. She worked in Luxembourg and Belgium at Loyens & Loeff, one of the largest Dutch business law firm of Benelux. She is currently also the General Manager of the Chilean Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce A.G., in Chile.

Representative Experience

  • Represented PRADA HOLDING, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli for the restructuring and migration of the PRADA group, PA BE 1 and BELLATRIX from Luxembourg to Italy for EUR 500 M.
  • Represented SIGNET JEWELLERS in the bond issuance and corporate financing of the group for a total of USD 1 B.
  • Represented PEPSI in several acquisitions made for the group.
  • Represented STELLA ARTOIS in the shareholder restructuring.
  • Represents French and Belgian clients in their implementation in Chile and corporate matters related to their investments and structure.
  • Represents Chinese investors in drafting and negotiating environmental investment projects throughout Chile, particularly in solar panels, wind panels, and desalination plants.

Professional Career

  • Trainee Corporate and Employment Law, Bonn Schmitt Steichen, Luxembourg, 2009.
  • Associate in Corporate Law, Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg S.à r.l., Luxembourg, 2012-2017.
  • Counsel in Legal and Commercial Affairs, Chilean Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce A.G., Chile, June 2017 to February 2020.
  • International Associate, Palma Edwards Veszpremy, November 2018 to July 2020.
  • General Manager, Chilean Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce A.G., March 2020 to date.
  • International Associate, EDN Abogados, August 2020 to date.
  • General Manager, EDN Abogados, August 2023 to date.

Practice Areas

  • Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Energy and Resources
  • International
  • Labour and Immigration
  • Insurance

Education and Awards

  • Master in Corporate Law, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Faculty of Law, 2010, Maximum Distinction.
  • Master in International Commercial Law, University Bicocca, Milan, Italy, Faculty of Law, 2011, Maximum Distinction.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), United International Business Schools, Zurich, Switzerland, 2012, Maximum Distinction.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Supreme Court of Justice of Brussels, Belgium, French section, 2012.
  • Title of Lawyer granted by the Luxembourg Bar Association, 2016.

Memberships

  • Chilean Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce A.G., in Chile.
  • Brussels Bar Association in Belgium.
  • Luxembourg Bar Association.

Languages

  • Dutch, French, English, Italian and Spanish.