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François Bruyns

Of Counsel
Lawyer

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Belgium
Languages French, Dutch, English

François focuses mainly on Commercial law. He has written many articles in his area of expertise.

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Relevant experience

  • Assisting international and domestic clients with the negotiation of commercial transactions
  • Advising and drafting agreements for national and international leasing companies
  • Conducting litigation for financial institutions and leasing companies
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Education

  • 1976 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 1979 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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Memberships

  • Deputy adviser to the Brussels court of appeal
  • Member of the board of the Brussels French Bar council (1998-2001)
  • President of the Commission d’aide juridique française de l’arrondissement de Bruxelles (1999-2006)
  • Lecturer in the profession code of ethics at the Brussels French bar (2001-2012)
  • Director of the French and German Bar association (Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone de Belgique) (2003-2007)
  • Member and head of office of the President of the Brussels French Bar (2007-)
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Publications

  • Chronique de jurisprudence. La location-financement ou leasing” (1966-1988), (1988-1993), (1993-1998), (1998-2003), Journal des Tribunaux, 1988, p. 561, 1993, p. 461, 1999, p. 201, 2004, p. 605
  • La location-financement ou leasing mobilier, 40 ans de jurisprudence”, Dossiers Journal des Tribunaux, n° 71, 2008
  • Le leasing mobilier”, Traité pratique de droit commercial, Tome I, Kluwer, 2009
  • Le leasing”, Droit notarial, Kluwer, 2009
  • Note under Mons, 30 December 1999, "A qui revient le produit de la réalisation du matériel donné en leasing à un locataire défaillant ?", Journal des Tribunaux, 2001, 70-71
  • Note under Comm. Namur, 2 December 2008, " Le devoir d’information de la société de leasing : état des lieux", Forum de l’assurance, n° 97, October 2009
  • "Aspects actuels du leasing", Actualité en droit du bail, UB³, Bruylant, 2010, p. 138
  • Note under Cass., 12 October 2012, "Le devoir d’investigation de l’acheteur d’un véhicule d’occasion », J.L.M.B., 2013, 1684
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