Corporate Law

Corporate law affects the daily business of our clients and therefore we dedicate a multidisciplinary team of lawyers to respond efficiently to our clients’ requests and to guide them in the successful growth of their business.

Our corporate lawyers have gained a large experience in domestic and cross border corporate transactions, litigations and in-house counseling. We can assist our clients with all corporate law issues a company may encounter during its life time, starting from advice prior to the incorporation, the incorporation, during a reorganization and with the liquidation of the company.

Our day to day practice covers among others incorporation of legal entities, corporate housekeeping and assistance with the board of directors’ or shareholders’ meeting, joint ventures, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions, demergers, asset deals, share transfers, shareholder agreements, MBO’s, corporate restructuring and reorganizations, dissolution and liquidation of companies and corporate litigation including conflicts with or between shareholders, directors and or the management as well as disputes related to directors’ liability.

Incorporation of legal entities

Our corporate lawyers can assist you with the incorporation of your legal entity in Belgium whether it concerns a full incorporated body, a mere branch office, a not-for-profit organization, a foundation or a more uncommon company type.

Together with our clients we strive to find out which corporate structure is the most adequate and appropriate for their business and activities.

In this respect we work closely together with public notaries, auditors and tax advisors in order to provide our clients with a personalized service adapted to their needs.

Corporate housekeeping

We assist and advise our clients in the organization of their board or shareholders’ meetings, the draft of the corporate minutes, the corporate registration and the publication of the corporate decisions.

On request of our clients, we assist our clients equally on their board or shareholder’s meetings, including in conflict situations between directors, management or shareholders.

Corporate transactions

Our corporate lawyers have gained a rich experience in corporate transactions and more particular in M&A negotiations.

In this respect we have assisted buyers and sellers, on domestic or international level and in various industries such as energy, chemicals, retail, banking… We can assist our clients through the entire M&A process, from the organization of the data room, through the due diligence  until the closing agreements and beyond. In this respect we have a large experience in drafting LOI’s,  confidentiality agreements,  share purchase agreements, shareholders’agreements etc.

Further we assist and advise our clients also on the acquisition of assets of a company,  MBO’s and mergers or on various other forms of cooperation such as the setting up and the regulation of joint ventures or spin-offs.

Corporate restructuring

During its lifetime, a company might choose to reorganize or restructure its business whether due to market or economical evolutions, financial difficulties or simply because of other opportunities.

In this respect we assist and advise our clients in the structuring, the planning and the implementation of their reorganization whether it is by merge, demerge, sale of a part of the business or the assets or the winding up of the company. Our corporate lawyers dispose of a large experience as liquidator of companies.

Of course we do not only advise on the corporate aspects but also on their economic, tax and HR implications.

Corporate litigation

Besides assisting our clients in general corporate law or corporate transactions, we also advise and assist our clients in the context of corporate litigation.

Our corporate lawyers have  gained a large experience in advising and assisting our clients on topics such as director’s duties and director’s liability, exit or exclusion as a shareholder, shareholders’ rights (whether as a minority or majority shareholder), appointment of an interim administrator, …

We also assist our clients on the board or shareholders’ meetings when a dispute arises between the directors, management or the shareholders.

We have a solid experience in corporate litigation and can represent our clients in court, in discussions with technical experts  or before an arbitral instances, however always exploring the possibility to find a negotiated solution suitable for all parties.

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