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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 1.400 corporate lawyers in over 45 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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Mergers & Acquisitions
Our success can be attributed to the assistance our M&A lawyers have given to hundreds of enterprises in relation to Belgian law aspects of both local
Modern city
Joint Ventures and Reorganizations
Joint ventures and reorganizations offer companies the chance to optimize their internal operations, respond to emerging trends or tap into new market
Modern bridge
Corporate Litigation
Business today can be a risky endeavour. You may find yourself confronted with a corporate dispute, whether it be a disagreement with a partner in a j
29/09/2022
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
12/10/2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors and CEOs
 We last up­dated this guide in April 2020 in re­sponse to the out­break of COV­ID-19 – to in­clude spe­cif­ic guid­ance for dir­ect­ors on their re­spons­ib­il­it­ies in light of the pan­dem­ic, and to provide a sum­mary of the rel­ev­ant changes in law made as coun­tri

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13/10/2022
Law and reg­u­la­tion of private place­ment of com­mon stock in Bel­gi­um
1. Pro­spect­us re­quire­ment Of­fer to the pub­lic.Ad­mis­sion to trad­ing of se­cur­it­ies on a reg­u­lated mar­ket. 2. Pro­spect­us ex­emp­tions Key ex­emp­tions Of­fer to the pub­lic­Qual­i­fied In­vestors.Less than 150...
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29/09/2022
Boom & Gloom? CMS European M&A Out­look 2023
We are pleased to share with you the 2023 edi­tion of the European M&A Out­look pub­lished by CMS in as­so­ci­ation with Mer­ger­mar­ket.
22/09/2022
Deal­makers bullish des­pite chal­len­ging mar­ket con­di­tions
M&A ex­pect­a­tions run high: Al­most all re­spond­ents (88%) are cur­rently con­sid­er­ing M&A.Un­der­val­ued tar­gets and dis­tressed sales to drive activ­ity: The biggest buy-side driver of M&A is ex­pec­ted to be the...
19/09/2022
New con­trol mech­an­ism for for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in Bel­gi­um
On 1 June 2022, a draft co­oper­a­tion agree­ment was con­cluded between the Fed­er­al State and the vari­ous Bel­gian Re­gions and Com­munit­ies in or­der to set up a screen­ing mech­an­ism for for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ments...
29/08/2022
CMS ad­vised Septeo on its ac­quis­i­tion of Data Con­sult
CMS ad­vised Septeo, a French port­fo­lio com­pany of the LSE lis­ted HG Cap­it­al, on its ac­quis­i­tion of Data Con­sult, a lead­ing soft­ware and man­aged ser­vice pro­vider for not­ary of­fices. Septeo provides soft­ware...
27/07/2022
CMS ad­vised Broek­man Lo­gist­ics in the sale of the former VLS-Group to Van...
CMS ad­vised Broek­man Lo­gist­ics, a glob­al lo­gist­ics ser­vice solu­tions pro­vider, in the sale of Broek­man Lo­gist­ics Bel­gi­um An­t­werp (BL­BA), the former VLS-Group, to Van Mo­er Lo­gist­ics. BL­BA of­fers in­teg­rated...
15/07/2022
EU­'s Gen­er­al Court con­firms Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral policy in...
Un­der Art­icle 22 of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR), na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies have the pos­sib­il­ity to re­quest re­fer­ral to the Com­mis­sion of any mer­ger, which does not meet the thresholds of the...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
23/06/2022
CMS ad­vised the French Up group on its ac­quis­i­tion of the Bel­gian start-up...
CMS ad­vised the French Up group on its ac­quis­i­tion of Hexeko, a Bel­gian Start-up spe­cial­ised in di­git­iz­ing ex­tra-leg­al be­ne­fits. Up, which is ac­quir­ing all the shares of the start-up, is one of the lead­ing...
20/06/2022
CMS ad­vised TIS on its ac­quis­i­tion of Cash­force
CMS Ger­many, to­geth­er with CMS Bel­gi­um, ad­vised the Ger­man FinTech TIS (Treas­ury In­tel­li­gence Solu­tions) on its ac­quis­i­tion of Cash­force, a Cash fore­cast­ing & Work­ing Cap­it­al Plat­form. Ger­man CMS team...
09/06/2022
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Rent­al­Tec on the sale of 50% of their shares...
CMS ad­vised the share­hold­ers of Rent­al­Tec on the sale of 50% of their shares to the private equity in­vest­ment fund, Down 2 Earth. Rent­al­Tec is a Bel­gian com­pany spe­cial­ised in the rent­al of elec­tron­ic...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team