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Paul Alain Foriers

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Work +32 2 533 17 62
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Simont Braun

Work Department

Litigation; Corporate Law; Financial Law.

Position

Lawyer at the Supreme Court and professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), where he teaches interalia contracts and torts and company law, amongst other subjects. Paul Alain Foriers divides his time between litigation and advisory work.
 
He acts in complex litigation in civil, commercial, company and financial law, before all jurisdictions and arbitration venues. He also acts as an arbitrator.
 
In addition, he assists listed and unlisted companies and family groups in relation to corporate reorganisations, public offerings and takeoverbids, financial regulations and the organization of shareholder relations. He also provides advice on complex questions on civil and commercial matters and on inheritance issues.

Paul Alain Foriers was chosen by the Minister of Justice to be part of the group of experts appointed to modernise the Belgian Companies' Code.

Career

Partner of the law firm SIMONT GUTT & SIMONT (renamed SIMONT & SIMONT) from 1980 to 1991; Partner of the law firm STIBBE, SIMONT, MONAHAN DUHOT (renamed STIBBE) from 1991 to 2003; Partner of the law firm SIMONT BRAUN since 2003. Dean of the School of Law of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2004-2005).

Languages

French and English.

Member

He is the author of a thesis (« La caducité des obligations contractuelles par disparition d'un élément essentiel à leur formation », Bruylant, 1998) and of numerous publications in the areas of contract law, company law and financial law (public offerings, insider trading, market abuse, shareholding transparency, …).
 
Paul Alain Foriers is a member of the editorial committee of the “Revue Critique de Jurisprudence Belge” and of the “Répertoire Pratique de Droit Belge”. He is frequently invited to speak at leading seminars in the areas of contract law, company law and financial law.
 
He was Dean of the Law Faculty of the ULB from 2004 to 2005.

Education

Université Libre de Bruxelles (Law, 1974; Economic Law 1975; Doctor of Law, 1996).


Belgium

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

The ‘prompt, efficient and professional’ team at Simont Braun has a broad finance and capital markets offering. Of particular note is its digital finance practice, which combines the expertise of finance, IP and data protection specialists. Paul Alain Foriers’ practice includes financial litigation. Sandrine Hirsch, Catherine Houssa and counsel Philippe De Prez are other names to note.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Simont Braungets the job done’, according to clients. Among the names to note, Lucien Simont is a seasoned litigator with a strong reputation for arbitration, Supreme Court lawyer Paul Alain Foriers is ‘a market heavyweight’ and Caroline De Baets is also highly rated. The sizeable group handles the full range of corporate and commercial, tax, employment, IP and administrative law matters.

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