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Paul Hermant

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Corporate & finance


Corporate transactions (M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, IPOs), corporate finance (project finance, acquisition finance, asset finance, aircraft finance), corporate advice and litigation, financial regulatory


Qualified in 1988 Partner in 1996 Partner at Bird & Bird LLP in 2000


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Brussels Bar Association Solvay Business School Alumni University of Brussels Alumni Cercle de Lorraine


Master in Law (University of Brussels 1988) Master in Business Law (University of Brussels 1989) Master in Management (Solvay Business School, University of Brussels, 1992)


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Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Bird & Bird is known for its capabilities in the payments sector, particularly in fintech, where it advises clients on regulatory, competition and commercial law issues. Highlights included Paul Hermant’s advice to Creditplace on the regulatory structuring of a new invoice marketplace platform to be launched in multiple European countries. The team is also active in the insurance industry.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Bird & Bird excels in corporate transactions in its sector focus areas of TMT, life sciences and financial services, and also provides corporate and competition advice to international trade and lobbying organisations and international research institutions. Paul Hermant leads the team.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Bird & Bird’s Paul Hermant successfully defended Schneider Electric in civil and criminal law proceedings concerning allegedly undervalued public takeover bids. Benoit Van Asbroeck heads a diverse practice that is also well known for defence and security disputes, financial services litigation and corporate disputes. Proximus, WIPO and Canon are other clients.

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Within: Not-for-profit

Scientific institutions and trade and industry associations regularly turn to Bird & Bird for advice on legal issues impacting on their activities, including commercial, competition, regulatory and IP law. Corporate lawyer Paul Hermant and tax specialist Brent Springael head the not-for-profit practice group, where they often work alongside IP expert Jean-Christophe Troussel. Senior associate Cedric Berckmans is another key contact.

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