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Corporate Disputes and Corporate Governance

Our Corporate Litigation and Governance practice is recognised for protecting clients' interests across the full range of contentious issues that businesses may encounter, whether we're handling complex international issues or small local matters.

Much of our work involves corporate disputes such as breach of contract and warranty cases, disputes over the proper construction of agreements, shareholder disputes, disputes over joint ventures, and post-mergers and acquisitions disputes. In addition, we regularly advise on corporate governance related litigation, for example, shareholder activism battles, disputes on public take-over bids and squeeze-out procedures. We recognise that prevention is better than cure and regularly advise clients on risk management issues.

We know that corporations today want lawyers who understand their business and we take the time to do just that, combining sector expertise with a broad geographical reach. Our experience shows us a large number of corporate transactions trigger litigation and require support in the preparatory and execution phases. We appreciate that an approach to a particular legal problem needs to be not only the best solution to that specific problem but also one that does not harm other aspects of the client's business.

Our experience enables us to find practical and tailored solutions to the problems of international corporate clients as well as smaller enterprises across all industry sectors.

News & insights

Publications: 12 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: France - Criminal liability of the company and its directors in the event of infection of an employee in the workplace

While the health crisis linked to Covid-19 coronavirus continues, many companies are getting prepared to resume their activity as of May 11, 2020. Directors and corporate officers are wondering about…

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Related Party Transactions: What's new?

On 9 April 2020, the draft Belgian legislative proposal implementing the Shareholders’ Rights Directive II (SRDII) was adopted in plenary session and should be published shortly.

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: U.S. regulatory enforcement and civil litigation over ESG disclosures update

Why the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis might accelerate U.S. regulatory enforcement and civil litigation over ESG disclosures

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: how the APAC courts and arbitral institutions have adapted to the challenge

As Covid-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, the various forums for dispute resolution worldwide find themselves presented with novel challenges, in particular relating to issues…

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