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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 joint venture, a shareholder that claims the company is being run in a manner prejudicial to its interests or a warranty/indemnity claim following a merger or acquisition. The sensitive nature of such disputes places stringent requirements on the quality of legal services. Our corporate litigators have the knowledge, skill set and experience to help you to deal with the challenges involved in the full range of contentious issues that your business may encounter. We recognize, however, that litigation may not fit within your commercial objectives and that prevention is better than resolution. Therefore, ideally, we advise our clients before a dispute arises. When a dispute does occur, we are committed to exploring alternative methods of dispute resolution, where appropriate.

Range of services

  • Directors’ liability: assistance in legal proceedings in the area of directors' and officers' liability as well as tailor-made advice on your options in a specific case: whether or not to give notice of liability, or whether there is a risk of directors' and officers' liability. Advising on measures to protect you against personal liability risk;
  • Group liability: comprehensive cross-border legal advice in the area of voluntary and involuntary liability of parent companies and subsidiaries;
  • Shareholder’s disputes: assistance in or out of court for any issue in relation to shareholders’ relationships. Special proceedings are available at short notice;
  • Proceedings related to the right of investigation: assistance in addressing requests to institute an inquiry before the courts and assistance during inquiry proceedings in companies;
  • Squeeze-out procedures: advice in disputes related to the transfer of shares, assistance in managing squeeze-out procedures as smoothly as possible and procedural advice on the chances of obtaining forced transfer of shares;Takeover disputes: assistance with all matters relating to takeover disputes such as breach of negotiations or claims in relation to reps and warranties and disputes on earn-outs.  

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01/07/2021
CMS Bel­gi­um strengthens its cor­por­ate de­part­ment with two part­ner pro­mo­tions
Law firm CMS is an­noun­cing two part­ner pro­mo­tions with­in its cor­por­ate law de­part­ment in Brus­sels.Grégory de Sauvage joined CMS Brus­sels of­fice in 2006. He is spe­cial­ized in in­solv­ency and white col­lar...
05/12/2019
CMS re­cog­nised for out­stand­ing M&A ad­vis­ory work
CMS has been re­cog­nised by Mer­ger­mar­ket for its out­stand­ing M&A ad­vis­ory work for deals in the value range of EUR 30m-EUR 1bn. Oth­er nom­in­ees in this cat­egory – “European Mid-Mar­ket M&A Leg­al Ad­viser...
19/01/2018
Vir­ginie Frémat pro­moted to As­so­ci­ate Part­ner
CMS is pleased to an­nounce that Vir­ginie Frémat was ap­poin­ted as As­so­ci­ate Part­ner on 1 Janu­ary 2018.Vir­ginie, who joined CMS in 2006, has a law de­gree from the Kath­olieke Uni­versiteit Leuven (2005)...
23/02/2017
Start-up Leg­al Solu­tions
Hav­ing already ad­vised many start-ups, we un­der­stand the risks you have to face. Our ex­perts will guide you through the vari­ous is­sues you might en­counter so that you can fo­cus on what really mat­ters:...
06/04/2016
CMS European M&A Study 2016
2015 was a land­mark year for M & A. There were sev­er­al in­dustry game-chan­ging deals. Each of the first three quar­ters of 2015 saw European M&A deal value ex­ceed­ing EUR 170bn cul­min­at­ing in Q4 2015 be­ing...
30/03/2015
Sellers tak­ing on less risk in European M&A says CMS re­port
Sellers in European M&A deals faced less risk in 2014 as the re­gion saw a ma­jor up­lift in M&A deal value, ac­cord­ing to a study by CMS, Europe’s largest leg­al ser­vices or­gan­isa­tion.In its sev­enth an­nu­al...
21/03/2014
Pur­chase price cer­tainty in­creas­ing in European M&A says CMS re­port
In a re­view of more than 2,000 deals done between 2007-2013, CMS’ sixth an­nu­al M&A Study shows that the de­cline in the use of pur­chase price ad­just­ments in M&A deals in Europe con­tin­ued through­out 2013...