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Stéphane Collin


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

Stéphane specialises in the restructuring of private and public companies. He advises Belgian and foreign groups on the structuring of their shareholdings (in particular through mergers, transfers or contributions of branches of activity or company spin-offs) as well as the structuring of their partnerships.

Similarly, he is involved in merger/acquisition operations with a view to setting up post-acquisition integration operations or structuring divestments.

He has specific expertise in the steel and cement sectors and has participated in the conclusion of numerous collaboration agreements and construction projects in these sectors.

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"Stéphane and his team are easy to access, widely available, have a solid expertise on corporate law and are able to propose practical solutions to move forward with the negotiations, even under pressure."

Feedback from a client - Legal 500, 2023

Relevant experience

  • Advising a European steel group on the conclusion of a joint venture with another steel group
  • Advising on the conclusion of several joint ventures regarding the building of wind farms in Wallonia
  • Acting for a steel company in the revamping of a high furnace
  • Acting for a concrete company in the construction of a new concrete plant
  • Advising on the merger of public companies (“Intercommunales”) in Wallonia
  • Advising on the conclusion of a partnership regarding the construction of a power plant
  • Acting for a French pharmaceutical group in the reorganisation of the group’s Belgian companies
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  • S. COLLIN & M. COMANS: « Cross-border mergers after Brexit with Belgium », Thomson Reuters Practical Law, published on 27/09/2018, (www.practicallaw.com/w-016-8013)
  • S. COLLIN & COLLABORATEURS: « Les entreprises conjointes ou "joint-ventures" », Guide juridique de l'entreprise, Livre XVIII, Ed. Kluwer, Brussels, 4e éd., 2012
  • S. COLLIN & J-F. GOFFIN: « La protection de l’actionnaire minoritaire en droit belge », Brussels, Kluwer, 2000
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Lectures list

  • 03/04/2014: Speaker at seminar Vanham & Vanham, « Réalisation et conséquences juridiques d'une opération de fusion-acquisition » : Fusions, acquisitions et restructurations de sociétés : Actualités en droit des sociétés et en droit fiscal, with J. Janjevic
  • 25 & 26/09/2007: Speaker at seminar IFE, « Quelles nouvelles contraintes pour les communes, les intercommunales et les administrateurs en matière d’information et de bonne gouvernance ? » Intercommunales : Quels changements depuis le décret du 19/07/2006 ?
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  • 1999 - Bar admission (Brussels, Belgium)
  • 1999 - University of Brussels, KUB (Postgraduate in IP & IT Law)
  • 1998 - University of Brussels, ULB (Law Degree)
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