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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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  • G. DE SAUVAGE, " Des répercussions pénales en cas de non-respect? ", Trends-Tendances, 24/03/2022
  • G. DE SAUVAGE & M. BROUHNS,“ Le transfert d'entreprise sous le régime du livre XX. du Code de Droit Economique “, in Le droit de l'insolvabilité : analyse panoramique de la réforme, O.E.C.C.B.B. and Anthemis, 2018
  • G. DE SAUVAGE & J.-Fr. GOFFIN,“ Responsabilités en droit de l’insolvabilité “, in Les responsabilités en matière commerciales, Ed. du Jeune Barreau de Liège, Anthémis, 2014
  • G. DE SAUVAGE & J.-Fr. GOFFIN, “Responsabilités des dirigeants d’entreprises”, Larcier, 2012
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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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  • 2018 - Certificate Business Criminal Law (UCL/ULB/ULG – ongoing)
  • 2006 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 2005 - University of Leuven, UCLouvain - Belgium (Law Degree)
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CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted D-Car­bon­ize in their re­cent fun­drais­ing
CMS Bel­gi­um as­sisted D-Car­bon­ize, a Bel­gian cleantech start-up provid­ing car­bon foot­print man­age­ment ser­vices to SMEs and in­dus­tri­al com­pan­ies, in their re­cent fun­drais­ing.The team ad­vising D-Car­bon­ize...
CMS as­sisted the share­hold­ers of Tax­is Verts in the sale of their shares...
CMS as­sisted the share­hold­ers of the taxi dis­patch com­pany, Taxi Verts, in the sale of their shares to Lab Box, a sub­si­di­ary of D’Ieter­en. With the takeover of the lead­er on the Brus­sels taxi mar­ket...
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...
We­bin­ar: Real Es­tate & In­solv­ency
Al­though the eco­nomy seems to re­cov­er quickly, the real es­tate plan­et is and will con­tin­ue to be fa­cing chal­len­ging times. The end of the pro­tec­tion and sup­port meas­ures put in place by our gov­ern­ments...
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...