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Pierre-Alexandre Degehet

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Bonn Steichen & Partners

Work Department

Corporate, M&A | Capital Markets | Banking & Finance | Startup & Fintech

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate, M&A department | Head of Startup & Fintech department | Head of the French desk

Career

  • Pierre-Alexandre is a Partner and a member of the Corporate M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Banking & Financial Services practices. He created and developed the Startup & Fintech practice and is Head of the French desk.
  • In addition to general corporate law, he specialises in M&A, capital markets, stock exchange regulations and corporate governance involving listed and private companies. Pierre-Alexandre has participated to numerous stock exchanges transactions, hostile or friendly takeovers, equity investments in listed companies, contribution or demerger transactions, capital increases, public and private placements of equity or debt securities. He works for listed and private companies, including for small and mid-cap companies in the context of corporate matters, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Pierre-Alexandre has strong experience in advising companies and their boards or investors on corporate governance issues, on legal and regulatory responsibilities including directors’ duties, and shareholders’ meetings inclusive of the litigation side thereof.
  • Additionally, Pierre-Alexandre has been involved in a number of capital markets transactions advising international and Luxembourg financial institutions and companies. He handles equity offering and listing matters.
  • In relation to the Startup & Fintech practice, Pierre-Alexandre handles matters related to fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency assets, and financial regulatory issues relating to electronic money or payment services and banking.
  • Pierre-Alexandre also provides advice on BPO transactions, specialising in multi-jurisdiction outsourcings and outsourcings in the financial services sector.
  • Having significant experience of the French market, Pierre-Alexandre is the founder and Head of BSP's French desk.
  • Prior to joining the firm, Pierre-Alexandre was senior legal counsel at Arcelor and advised on major financings and corporate restructurings. He actively participated in Arcelor’s defence team against Mittal Steel’s hostile takeover and subsequently acted in relation to the merger that created ArcelorMittal and all matters related to the implementation and integration phase.
  • Pierre-Alexandre is the author of several publications and regularly lectures on corporate law and shareholders issues.

Languages

English, French, Italian.

Member

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs (ILA)
  • European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa)

Education

  • Admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, 1997.
  • Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Tilburg, the Netherlands, LL.M., 1996.
  • Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Licence en droit (Bachelor in Law), 1995.
  • Faculté Universitaire Notre-Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium, Candidature en droit, 1992.


Luxembourg

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

At Bonn Steichen & PartnersLaurent Lazard has an excellent reputation in the market across a range of banking and capital markets work for institutional lenders and investors. He is, however, best-known for structured finance matters and recently established a Luxembourg securitisation vehicle to issue debt securities to a Cyprus company owned by a Guernsey partnership, and list the securities on a recognised stock exchange. Jean Steffen regularly handles equity capital markets work, and is also recommended, as is Pierre-Alexandre Degehet, whose broad-ranging corporate and banking practice includes debt capital markets matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At Bonn Steichen & PartnersPierre-Alexandre Degehet regularly handles M&A transactions and commercial activity for private equity sponsors, corporates and start-ups, including advice to fintech companies on the burgeoning area of initial coin offerings (ICOs). Degehet is also well-versed in corporate governance matters, and recent work has included representation of the minority shareholders of Gagfah regarding their rights and potential protection against a merger with Deutsche Annigton decided by the majority shareholder of the company.

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