CEW & Partners is delighted to announce that Francine Messinne has joined our Business Law team as partner

CEW & Partners is delighted to announce that Francine Messinne has joined our Business Law team as partner

After more than 15 years in international law firms, Francine MESSINNE has joined CEW & Partners as partner as from 1 April. Francine is a Lecturer at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) in International Business Law and Corporate law.

She is specialized in corporate law, including the following aspects:

  • Optimization of choice of legal structure and organization of relations between shareholders, managers and investors: negotiation and drafting of relevant agreements
  • Optimization of management remuneration
  • Limitation of liability risks for managers and investors and assistance in case of claims
  • Reorganization and restructuring of companies (merger, voluntary or court-controlled winding-up)
  • Preparation and support during the sale or acquisition process (vendor’s or buyer’s due diligence, preparation and management of data room, negotiation and drafting of non-disclosure and/or exclusivity agreements, drafting of share or asset purchase agreements, including representations and warranties, pricing clauses and « side contracts » such as lease, service provision, financing …)
  • Negotiation and drafting of business contracts
  • Corporate house-keeping: drafting of official documents (minutes etc.) and support regarding registration and publication formalities
  • In case of litigation: analysis of the chances of success, full assistance in court as well as in arbitration or mediation proceedings
  • Advice and assistance re regulation of financial products and markets including capital markets and securities
  • Relations with financial institutions

Francine Messinne (francine.messinne@cew-law.be)