Professional Profile and Bio
With a strong financial law and real estate background, Louis-François primarily focuses on domestic or cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on the private equity, venture capital, industrial, real estate and technology sectors.
His work includes drafting share (or assets) purchase agreements, joint-venture agreement, subscription and shareholders agreements as well as the ancillary contractual documentation. He also has experience in employees incentive matters (stock option plans).
Louis-François also deals with complex, cross-border, corporate restructurings and he also has significant expertise in public reorganisations, which includes significant expertise with (international) not-for-profit entities (associations, public interest companies, sui generis entities, ...), simplification of governmental bodies and drafting legislation.
He assists his clients, ranging from promising start-ups or scale-ups to transnational groups at every stage of their growth and provide them with strategic corporate advice (joint-venture, shareholders agreements, growth capital, stock option plans, convertible bonds / loans, complex governance schemes, etc.).
Louis-François has authored a number of publications on corporate law, corporate governance and finance law and he is currently teaching assistant at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.) in the field of insolvency and general principles applicable to legal entities.
He has been recurrently ranked in Chambers and in Legal 500.
He speaks French (Native), Dutch and English fluently.
What others say…
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Louis-Francois du Castillon is always listening and finds the best solution in a constructive and positive mindset.
He’s also very transparent on what he can do and when he needs support from other professional on other legal topics, such as IP. Excellent relationship.
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The fantastic and dedicated Louis-François du Castillon has had a very active year and clients highlight his particular expertise in structuring and M&A