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Corporate/M&A Department

Belgium
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What the team is known for Offers considerable experience in cross-border M&A. Able to draw on the expertise of colleagues in areas such as employment and tax in order to assist a wide range of clients, including major telecommunications and energy companies. Has also strengthened its financial services client base, with the additions of EY and Belfius. Frequently acts on high-profile public M&A transactions and significant equity offerings, advising on corporate governance issues.

Strengths One client lauds the "top-quality law firm" for its "all-round highly qualified experts with pragmatic views and insights," further adding: "The lawyers are able to provide expert advice under sometimes very strict deadlines and they achieve to meet these deadlines."

Work highlights Advised Generali on the sale of its entire stake in Generali Belgium to Athora.

Notable practitioners


Arnaud Coibion
advises on public takeover bids, acquisitions and IPOs. He is noted for his experience in cross-border mandates and one client enthuses about his "top-notch" level of service.


Eric Pottier
assists with high-value sales, real estate fund structuring and large-scale reorganisations. He is described as a "very good technician" by clients.