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Louis-François du Castillon, Partner, Corporate

Louis-François du Castillon, Partner, Corporate, Fieldfisher

I am an attorney with almost 20 years' experience in mergers and acquisitions and I head the corporate department in our Brussels office. I graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve (magna cum laude) and I hold a postgraduate in financial law from the University of Gent (RUG). I am teaching assistant at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). I have been recurrently ranked in Chambers and in Legal 500.

With a strong financial law and real estate background, I primarily focus on domestic or cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on the private equity, venture capital, industrial and real estate sectors.

I also deal with complex, cross-border, corporate restructurings and I also have 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. In this field, I have coordinated the restructuring of the public housing sector and the restructuring of the economic public bodies supporting the Brussels economy and commerce.

I assist my clients, ranging from promising start-ups to transnational groups at every stage of their growth and provide them strategic corporate advice (joint-venture, shareholders agreements, growth capital, stock option plans, convertible bonds / loans, complex governance schemes, etc.).

I have authored a number of publications on corporate law, corporate governance and finance law, notably: the legal regime of companies having made a public call on savings (2003) as well as the following sections of the "Systematic Comments of the Companies Code" (Kluwer): the Economic Interest Groupings (2009), the cross-border mergers (2011) and the acquisition of own shares (2015).

I speak French (Native), Dutch and English fluently.