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Corporate / M&A

Some of our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience in negotiating M&A transactions, whether in Belgium or at an international level. We also advise clients on all issues of corporate law such as directors’ liability, conflict of interest, shareholders relationships and corporate governance.

Gisèle Rosselle

Uncertainty has been a strong characteristic for the global M&A activity in 2017, with the swearing in of a new US administration, ongoing Brexit negotiations, geopolitical instability and, increased capital regulations in China, all giving dealmakers cause for concern. This unease has seen M&A volume and value drop. The widening valuation gap between buyers and sellers ...

Fabian Piron

Fabian Piron is a Corporate and M&A lawyer based in Luxembourg.

He advises multinationals, private equity firms and hedge funds on corporate law, M&A, private equity and corporate finance transactions (with a particular focus on cross-border corporate (re)structurings, reorganisations and refinancing of groups of companies). Fabian also practices banking and financial law and frequently advises on matters of corporate governance. 

Gisèle Rosselle

Private Equity (PE) rebounded spectacularly ever since the financial crisis, and it is growing at an unprecedented rate. Today, PE is one of the largest and most important asset classes on the market. The PE industry is indeed flourishing with an ever-increasing amount of “dry powder” (i.e., unvested capital) that is expected to reach US$1 trillion by the end of 2017.

Gisèle Rosselle
Céderic Devroey

Nous avons déjà précédemment exposé les grandes lignes de la réforme du droit des sociétés. A présent, voyons quels aspects de la réforme ont un impact sur les transactions M&A ...

Gisèle Rosselle

Trust is the cornerstone of every M&A transaction. As an agent of trust and a nearly unalterable, decentralized system that implements, verifies and records transactions, blockchain can expand the current M&A market by introducing trust.

Marine Callebaut

Marine Callebaut is mainly involved in matters related to Corporate law, Restructuring and Insolvency and deals with dispute resolution cases related to these matters.

Marine was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2015.

Marine obtained her law Master from the Free University of Brussels in 2013. She also obtained an additional degree in Philosophy from the same university in 2014.

Additionally, she completed a LLM in Business and Finance at King’s College London in 2015. 

Gisèle Rosselle

On 26 September 2017, the French government approved the merger between French high-speed train manufacturers Alstom and the German group Siemens. This merger will result in the creation of a “European Rail Giant” to counter the competition from the Chinese rail company CRRC. The EU Commission recently proposed a new framework for screening foreign direct investment (FDI).

Gisèle Rosselle
Céderic Devroey

Belgian Minister of Justice Koen Geens wants to have Belgian company law reformed. A thorough simplification of the company law code and making it flexible is necessary if Belgium wants to offer an effective legislative framework to Belgian entrepreneurs and foreign investors.

Gisèle Rosselle
Céderic Devroey

On 17 May 2017 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Directive 2017/828 amending Directive 2007/36 on the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement in listed companies (SRD II). With SRD II, the EU wants to reinforce shareholder engagement and transparency in listed companies.

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