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Adrien Lanotte

Senior Associate

CMS DeBacker
Chaussée de La Hulpe 178
1170 Brussels
Languages French, Dutch, English

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 resolving shareholder’s conflicts and providing advice on commercial matters, such as assisting companies with the negotiation and drafting of their commercial and industrial agreements. Adrien also assists companies in implementing investment plans of capital (stock-options). Adrien is a member of the Association of banking & finance lawyers.

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Relevant experience

  • Initial public offering (IPO) and fund-raising on financial market
  • Advising on cross-border mergers
  • Implementation of different funding, including through complex debenture loans
  • Implementation of incentive plans for international groups of companies
  • Advising on the conclusion of several joint ventures
  • Assisting international groups of companies with their establishment in Belgium
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  • 2004 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL (Law Degree)
  • 2004 - Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • 2005 - Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB (Special Degree in Economic Law (DES))
  • 2006 - Vlekho Business School, Brussels (Postgraduate in Business Economics)
  • 2006 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2016 – Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL ( certificate in banking & finance law)
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  • « Les plans de stock-options, et après? L’utilité des conventions de liquidité », Journal des Tribunaux, Larcier, 2014, p p. 150 onwards
  • « Les entreprises conjointes en “joint-ventures” », vol I en II, in Droit des sociétés commerciales, Bruxelles, Kluwer 2012
  • « Cross-border Merger Guide », CMS Edition 2011
  • « Cash Pooling », CMS Edition 2010
  • « Fusions transfrontalières – Premier retour d’expérience en Belgique : les spécificités du projet de traité de fusion », Option Finance, February 2010
  • « Chronique de jurisprudence européenne en droit du tourisme », Journal de Droit Européen, Larcier, 2008
  • « Cessions et rachats forces d’actions », Séminaires Vanham & Vanham, 2006
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