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Cedric Guyot

Partner
Lawyer

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

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 relations including shareholder litigations, private placement, etc.  

Cedric has extensive M&A experience, both domestic and cross-border. He is pro-active and business minded. He is the kind of lawyer ‘who gets the deal done’.

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Relevant experience

  • Acting for buyers or sellers in numerous M&A transactions
  • Advising various start-ups with regard to the organisation and implementation of private placements
  • Acting for majority or minority shareholders in shareholder litigation in private and listed companies
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Education

  • 1982 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL- (Law Degree)
  • 1983 - Université Catholique de Louvain, UCL- (Degree in European Studies)
  • 1985 - Temple University (LL.M.)
  • 1989 - University of Brussels -Solvay ULB- (Post Graduate in International Trade)
  • 1989 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
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Memberships

  • Lecturer in the Enterprise Programme of ICHEC School of Business Management, Brussels
  • Active member of the World Law Group and InterPacific Bar Association
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Publications

  • « Le droit du tourisme – Chronique de jurisprudence (1994 – 2014) », 2015
  • « La responsabilité d’un holding vis-à-vis de ses filiales » in Les holdings belges – Statut juridique et fiscal, Anthemis, 2011, p 233
  • « Le droit européen du tourisme », in Journal de droit européen, 2008, n°148, p 101
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Lectures list

  • « Les conventions d’actionnaires dans les SRL : une révolution ! » seminar Be Angels, 27 June 2019
  • « Techniques de maintien de contrôle » seminar Guberna, 05 June 2019
  • « La Réforme du Code des Sociétés – l’impact sur les cession d’actions » seminar CMS Belgium, 23 May 2019
  • « Le nouveau Code des Sociétés » Chamber of Commerce ; Waremme, 23 May 2019
  • « Le Nouveau Code des Sociétés et les techniques de maintien de contrôle » seminar CMS Belgium - Start-up Day, 07 May 2019
  • « Voting Rights in General Meetings » orator and coordinator, IPBA 29th Conference in Singapore, 27 April 2019
  • « L'impact des nouveautés en droit des sociétés sur les investissements » seminar Be Angels & CMS Belgium ; 29 January 2019
  • « International Business Court » orator and moderator, IPBA Regional conference in Brussels, 22 November 2018
  • « Actionnaire de contrôle ultime. Tous les secrets », Cercle du Lac, 10 October 2018
  • « L’exit parfait », seminar Be Angels & CMS Belgium, 06 June 2018
  • « Un management package efficace » seminar Be Angels & CMS Belgium - Start-up Day, 8 May 2018
  • « Can Lehman Brothers happen again » orator and moderator, IPBA 28th Annual Meeting and conference in Manila, 15 March 2018
  • « Bien s’associer pour mieux entreprendre »  Novembre 2017
  • « Brexit Legal issues for foreign investor » IPBA Auckland, April 2017
  • « Le processus d’investissement », seminar Be Angels, 16 February 2016
  • « The entry of investors in your company : legal techniques & solutions », seminar Impulse, 16 June 2015
  • « Les techniques de maintien de contrôle », seminar Be Angels, 2013
  • « Les clauses relatives au partage des bénéfices », seminar Van Ham 2013
  • « Structuration du processus précontractuel d’une acquisition», seminar Van Ham 2012
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Le droit du tour­isme
Chro­nique de jur­is­pru­dence (de 1994 à 2014)

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