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Joint Ventures and Reorganizations Lawyers

Joint ventures and reorganizations offer companies the chance to optimize their internal operations, respond to emerging trends or tap into new market opportunities. Our experienced team of Corporate lawyers anticipate any legal and economic challenges and work together with you to find pragmatic solutions. We will help you to create the right structures within the individual companies, allowing you to take maximum advantage of the available opportunities.

Often, joint ventures and reorganizations are international in scope. As such, they require highly efficient teamwork across jurisdictions and practice areas.

Range of services

  • Joint ventures and minority stakes
    • Shareholder agreements, including voting arrangements and corporate governance
    • Structuring
    • Financing
    • Management structures
    • Dispute resolution mechanisms
    • Termination
  • National and cross-border legal mergers
    • Optimizing regulatory requirements
    • Negotiations with employee representatives
  • Restructuring a group
    • Optimizing group structures
    • Risk allocation
    • Splits, spin-offs and divestments
  • Reorganizations of all kinds
  • Establishment of European stock corporations (Societas Europaea)
    • Structuring, planning and implementing
    • Design of management systems
    • Employee stock option procedures 

Focus

Joint ventures and reorganizations are two of our key practice areas. Our clients include international and national listed and non-listed companies, ranging from multinational corporations to SMEs and family-owned businesses.

Given our extensive experience and deep local expertise, we can provide effective advice on highly complex measures, always with our clients’ interests at heart. Thanks to our international network, clients can rely on seamless legal advice from a single source, regardless of the European jurisdictions involved.

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Stéphane Collin
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Stéphane Collin’s main focus is on private and public company restructuring where he regularly advises Belgian and foreign groups of companies on their equity (merger, contribution and transfer of br...
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Vincent Dirckx
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Vincent started his career in New York working for Kelley Drye & Warren and then Baker & McKenzie. He then joined Freshfields Belgian practice and worked mostly in Brussels but also from London....
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Mathilde van der Stegen
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Mathilde specialises in corporate law and advises both domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions. Before joining CMS, she worked in Houston, as part of the in-house team of a...
Grégory de Sauvage
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Grégory specialises in shareholder conflicts, D&O liability, partnerships, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring. He has also extensive experience in economic criminal procedure. His practice covers ...
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Adrien Lanotte
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Adrien specializes in Corporate Law and Financial Services. He focuses mainly on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), fund-raisings, financing operations and listed company law. He is proactive in...
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David Prync
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Before joining CMS, David worked as a lawyer in the corporate department of another corporate law firm. He specialises in corporate law and especially in the field of mergers and acquisitions,...
Candice Kunkera
Candice Kunkera
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Candice advises clients on various aspects of corporate law, notably mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, operations on equity as well as corporate governance matters, both in a...
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Guillaume Beauthier
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Before joining CMS, Guillaume worked as a lawyer in the corporate department of two other corporate law firms in Brussels and Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. He specialises in Real Estate and corporate...
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Madeleine Brouhns
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Madeleine joined CMS in October 2014 as member of the corporate team. Her practice mainly focusses on corporate law and more specifically on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring.
Philippe de Lathuy
Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Philippe joined CMS in October 2018 where his practice mainly focuses on Corporate law and specifically on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring.