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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 33 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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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...
Carl Leermakers
Carl Leermakers
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Carl Leermakers specializes in mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactional work. With more than twenty years of experience in these areas within CMS Belgium, his expertise ranges from...
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Cedric Guyot
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Cedric is active in private equity and the legal matters in relation to the post M&A integration process. Cedric focuses on corporate acquisitions, strategic alliances, issue of securities,...
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Arnaud Van Oekel
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Arnaud is a key member of the firm’s M&A practice. He has wide experience in handling domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity deals and advising on corporate structuring and financing i...
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Jean-François Goffin
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Brussels
Jean-François Goffin has a long experience in corporate law. He regularly deals with legal disputes and more precisely those related to disagreements between shareholders. In Belgium, he is an ...
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Virginie Frémat
Part­ner
Lawyer
Belgium, Antwerp
Virginie Frémat is a Partner in the Antwerp corporate team. Virginie advises on all aspects of general corporate law and has significant experience in managing complex transactions. She is highly ...
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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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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,...
Grégory de Sauvage
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 ...