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Corporate Litigation Lawyers

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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Picture of Jean-François Goffin
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 expert...
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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, shareholder...
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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, advising...
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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 company...
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...
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Pieter Dieltjens
As­so­ci­ate
Lawyer
Belgium, Antwerp
Pieter specialises in Corporate and Commercial Law, particularly in transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, insolvency problems and corporate housekeeping.
Philippe de Lathuy
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.