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Grégory de Sauvage


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

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 both advisory work and litigation in civil cases as well as in fraud cases. He regularly gives training sessions and conducts seminars regarding judicial reorganisation and D&O liability.

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Relevant experience

  • Acting for various directors in liability litigation
  • Acting as counsel of purchasers in judicial reorganization
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Commercial Law Commission of the Brussels Bar
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  • “ Le transfert d'entreprise sous le régime du livre XX. du Code de Droit Economique “, G. de Sauvage and M. Brouhns  in Le droit de l'insolvabilité : analyse panoramique de la réforme, O.E.C.C.B.B. et Anthemis, 2018
  • “ Responsabilités en droit de l’insolvabilité “, J.-Fr. Goffin en G. de Sauvage in Les responsabilités en matière commerciales, Ed. du Jeune Barreau de Liège, Anthémis, 2014
  • Responsabilités des dirigeants d’entreprises”, with Jean-François Goffin, Larcier, 2012
  • Nouveautés dans les responsabilités : les dirigeants et les obligations fiscales et sociales de la société, les commissaires, J-F Goffin and G. de Sauvage, in Le point sur le droit des sociétés-questions choisies, Bruylant, 2011
  • Les nouvelles responsabilités des différents intervenants à la procédure de réorganisation”, J.-Fr. Goffin and G. de Sauvage, in La continuité des entreprises, Séminaire Vanham & Vanham, 29 January 2009
  • La responsabilité des dirigeants d’entreprise”, J.-Fr. Goffin and G. de Sauvage, in Les dirigeants d’entreprise, Séminaire Vanham & Vanham, 31 January 2008
  • La responsabilité civile des dirigeants de société en matière fiscale”, J.-Fr. Goffin and G. de Sauvage, Revue Générale de Contentieux Fiscal, 2008, liv. 5, 355-377
  • La responsabilité de l'administrateur envers les tiers sur base de l'article 1382 du Code civil”, J.-Fr. Goffin and G. de Sauvage, in La responsabilité du dirigeant d'ASBL, Les Dossiers d'ASBL Actualités, Liège, Edition Edi-Pro, 2008
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Lectures list

Speaker at GUBERNA seminars:

  • 02/09/2021: Training Guberna « Director Effectiveness » – « Droits, devoirs et responsabilités des administrateurs »
  • 21/01/2021: Training Guberna « Director Effectiveness » – « Droits, devoirs et responsabilités des administrateurs » (Webinar)
  • 15/10/2020: Training « Director Effectiveness » – « Droits, devoirs et responsabilités des administrateurs »
  • 25/08/2020: Training « Director Effectiveness » – « Droits, devoirs et responsabilités des administrateurs »
  • 17/10/2019: Training « Board Effectiveness » – « Droits, devoirs et responsabilités des administrateurs »


  • 05/02/2021: Speaker webinar OECCBB « La responsabilités des administrateurs de sociétés »
  • 09/10/2020: Speaker Colloque Anthemis « La réorganisation judiciaire : derniers développements et perspectives »
  • 27/02/2018: Speaker Séminaire OECCBB et Réseau CAP « La réforme du droit de l’insolvabilité »
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  • 2005 - Université Catholique de Louvain [Catholic University of Leuven] UCL (Law Degree)
  • 2006 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2018 - Certificate Business Criminal Law (UCL/ULB/ULG – ongoing)
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Re­cord­ing we­bin­ar: The EU Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive: Everything you need...
The Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive entered in­to force on 16 Decem­ber 2019 and must be im­ple­men­ted by EU mem­ber states by 17 Decem­ber 2021. Al­though Bel­gi­um and many of the oth­er EU Mem­ber States alike are...
The Road to Re­cov­ery: European M&A Out­look 2022
71% of deal­makers agree that private equity (PE) firms are bet­ter placed than cor­por­ates to take ad­vant­age of buy­ing op­por­tun­it­ies presen­ted by COV­ID-19, ac­cord­ing to the ninth edi­tion of the European...
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team ad­vises AP­COA Park­ing on suc­cess­ful EUR 685 mil­lion...
Ber­lin – AP­COA Park­ing, a lead­ing European park­ing op­er­at­or, placed a seni­or se­cured notes of­fer­ing of EUR 320 mil­lion of fixed-rate seni­or se­cured notes due in 2027 and EUR 365 mil­lion of float­ing...
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Ap­coa Park­ing with a se­cured notes of­fer­ing place­ment...
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted Ap­coa Park­ing with a se­cured notes of­fer­ing place­ment of EUR 320,000,000 of fixed-rate seni­or se­cured notes due in 2027 and EUR 365,000,000 of float­ing rate seni­or se­cured notes due...
CMS Bel­gi­um ad­vised Su­per­bet on its ac­quis­i­tion of Na­po­leon Games Group
CMS Bel­gi­um ad­vised Su­per­bet in con­nec­tion with the ac­quis­i­tion from Wa­ter­land of Na­po­leon Games Group, a lead­ing Bel­gian op­er­at­or act­ive in the on­line, re­tail ar­cade and sports bet­ting busi­ness, with...
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...
A solu­tion for com­pan­ies in dif­fi­culty
As re­ques­ted by prac­ti­tion­ers for sev­er­al months, the le­gis­lat­or has fi­nally amended the Bel­gian Code of Eco­nom­ic Law to com­plete the range of tools avail­able to com­pan­ies in dis­tress to al­low them achieve...
Cov­id-19 busi­ness crim­in­al law and oth­er is­sues in Bel­gi­um
1. Could your busi­ness face crim­in­al (or ad­min­is­trat­ive) li­ab­il­ity for ex­pos­ure or risk of ex­pos­ure to COV­ID-19 to (1) staff or (2) busi­ness part­ners and the pub­lic, un­der ex­ist­ing laws or new meas­ures...
Leg­al sus­pen­sion of en­force­ment meas­ures – tem­por­ary re­lief for com­pan­ies...
In the con­text of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, many meas­ures have already been taken to sup­port the eco­nomy as much as pos­sible dur­ing these tur­bu­lent times. It is already clear that the im­pact will be enorm­ous...
Bel­gian UBOs re­gister has gone live
Against the back­drop of the 4th and 5th Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ives, Bel­gi­um passed a law dated 18 Septem­ber 2017 on pre­vent­ing money laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fin­an­cing, and re­strict­ing the use of...
Septem­ber 2018 News­let­ter
Ed­it­or­i­al We have the great pleas­ure to an­nounce Renaud Dupont (44) has been ap­poin­ted as our new man­aging part­ner as of 1 Ju­ly 2018.This ap­point­ment goes hand in hand with a re­new­al of the man­age­ment...
CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws 2018
We are de­lighted to present the fifth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws.This edi­tion of the Guide cov­ers more coun­tries than ever be­fore, as­sess­ing the laws in 42 coun­tries...