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

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.

Dirk Leermakers

Dirk Leermakers is a Corporate and M&A lawyer who handles national and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity-driven and management-led buyouts. Dirk advises multinationals, private equity firms and hedge funds as well as occasionally private investors with their mostly cross-border transactions. In addition, Dirk is active in the field of corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

Dirk Leermakers

The Brussels based corporate and litigation boutique Strelia reinforces its international offering by opening an office in Luxembourg. -- Brussels and Luxembourg, 22 June 2017. Less than 5 years after it was created Brussels, Strelia will now open an office in Luxembourg. From the start, Strelia was internationally oriented.

Liselotte Van Coillie

Liselotte Van Coillie is mainly involved in matters related to Corporate law, M&A and Corporate finance.

Liselotte was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2015. She started her career in the Restructuring department of DLA Piper in Brussels and joined Strelia in April 2017.

Liselotte obtained her law degree from the University of Antwerp in 2013. She also obtained an additional degree in Management from ICHEC Brussels Management School in 2014.

Gisèle Rosselle

This guide by the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee outlines on a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction basis the role of the board of directors in strategic transactions. In many cases, there are no legal/mandatory obligations or duties that are borne by board members (exceptions include the US).