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Cedric Guyot


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

Cedric is active in private equity and in M&A transactions and integration process. He focuses on corporate acquisitions, strategic alliances, issue of securities, shareholder relations including shareholder litigations, private placement, etc.

He has a specialty in the hotel & leisure sector.

Cedric has extensive M&A experience, both domestic and cross-border. He launched a specific CMS start-up legal package to help start-ups in their development steps.

He is pro-active and business minded. He is the kind of lawyer ‘who gets the deal done’.

Cedric has been a speaker to numerous seminars and education programs: he also made several publications in the hotel & leisure sector and in corporate legal issues.

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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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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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  • « 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

  • « Fundraising : How & what »; seminar Be Central Belgium; 19 November 2020
  • « Shareholding control techniques »; seminar KEEP Masterclass; 12 June 2020
  • « Consequences of Covid-19 on hotel & leisure sector »; webinar event CMS Belgium; 20 April 2020
  • « Annual General meeting without a real meeting »; webinar event CMS Belgium; 14 April 2020 
  • « Shareholders agreement in Limited liability Company! » seminar Be Angels, 27 June 2019
  • « Shareholding control techniques » seminar Guberna, 05 June 2019
  • « New company Code –Impact on shares transfer » seminar CMS Belgium, 23 May 2019
  • « New Company Code» Chamber of Commerce ; Waremme, 23 May 2019
  • « New Company Code and  Shareholding control techniques » seminar CMS Belgium - Start-up Day, 07 May 2019
  • « Voting Rights in General Meetings » and coordinator, IPBA 29th Conference in Singapore, 27 April 2019
  • « impact of the new company code on the corporate investments » seminar Be Angels & CMS Belgium ; 29 January 2019
  • « International Business Court » orator and moderator, IPBA Regional conference in Brussels, 22 November 2018
  • « all secrets of an Ultimate controlling shareholder », Cercle du Lac, 10 October 2018
  • «  The perfect Exit», seminar Be Angels & CMS Belgium, 06 June 2018
  • «  Efficient management package » 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
  • « Joining forces for better entrepreneurship »  Novembre 2017
  • « Brexit Legal issues for foreign investor » IPBA Auckland, April 2017
  • « The investment process », seminar Be Angels, 16 February 2016
  • « The entry of investors in your company : legal techniques & solutions », seminar Impulse, 16 June  2015
  • « Shareholding control techniques », seminar Be Angels, 2013
  • «  Profit-sharing clauses », seminar Van Ham 2013
  • « Structuring the pre-contractual process of an acquisition », seminar Van Ham 2012
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  • 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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21 October 2015
Le droit du tour­isme
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