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Virginie Frémat


CMS DeBacker
Generaal Lemanstraat 55
2018 Antwerp
Languages Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish

Virginie Frémat is a Partner in the Antwerp corporate team. Virginie advises on all aspects of general corporate law and has significant experience in managing complex transactions. She is highly regarded by clients for her hands-on approach and she advises across a wide range of sectors. Virginie has a specialization in insurance law and is used to handle complex litigation cases (both for insurers and corporates).

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"Virginie Fremat - high level of expertise, well respected, service oriented and pragmatic approach."

Feedback from a client, Legal 500, 2022

"Virginie Frémat is an excellent legal advisor supported by other team members. Thinks with the client, outlines well the advantages / disadvantages and risks of various solutions. Reliable lawyer. Very good availability."

Feedback from a client, Legal 500, 2022

"Virginie Frémat is praised for her 'high level of expertise' when providing coverage advice and drafting new policies to launch on the Belgian market"

Feedback from a client - Legal 500, 2021

Relevant experience

  • Sale of several software companies to venture capital funds and assistance in the reinvestment process
  • Coordination of international transactions in the retail industry
  • Advising and coordination of several national and international real estate transactions
  • Managing several real estate litigation cases both for insurers and insureds
  • Assistance of several brokers with acquisitions and the set up of a new structure for their European business post-Brexit
  • Assisting insurers and their insured on litigation matters with major impact (a.o. railway accidents, construction litigation, professional liability, etc.) and reporting to the London insurance market
  • Post M&A litigation before arbitral courts (ICC, DIS, Cepani) or ordinary Belgian courts (e.g. squeeze outs, proceedings for breach of R&W, nullification of M&A contracts, general civil litigation)
  • Coordination of criminal and civil proceedings in respect of white collar crime cases (directors’ liability in bankrupt companies, disputes involving the appointment of ad hoc management bodies)
  • Insurance policy drafting (a.o. D&O, professional liability, W&I, etc.)
  • Coverage advice to both insurers and corporates
  • Accompanying acquisitions of distressed companies and monitoring of the liabilities of the management across the process in multiple jurisdictions
  • Accompanying several buyers in the process of buying a business from distressed companies, companies in judicial reorganisation and bankrupt companies (a.o. in the construction and retail industry)
  • Assistance to international insurers in their restructuring process (a.o. the set up of branches across Europe)
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  • V. FREMAT, "Het einde van het ‘stil’ faillissement of slechts een tijdelijk afscheid ?", Foro, 3/2017, nr 56
  • V. FREMAT, "Terrorisme en verzekeringen", Tijdschrift voor verzekeringen, 1/2017, nr 398
  • V. FREMAT, Co-author "101 juridische vragen over concurrentie", Intersentia, 2016, 157 p.
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  • 2006 - Bar admission (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2006 - Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB - Belgium (Postgraduate Business Law)
  • 2005 - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, KU Leuven - Belgium (Law Degree)
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