Mr Pierre-Alexandre Degehet > Bonn Steichen & Partners > Luxembourg, Luxembourg > Lawyer Profile

Bonn Steichen & Partners
2 RUE PETERNELCHEN
BUILDING C2
2370 HOWALD LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg

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.

Memberships

  • 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.

Lawyer Rankings

Luxembourg > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Pierre-Alexandre DegehetBonn Steichen & Partners

Bonn Steichen & Partners has developed a particularly strong reputation advising fintech start-ups on their corporate and commercial concerns, including as it relates to their articles of association, corporate governance and regulatory issues. The ‘very approachable and hands-on‘ Pierre-Alexandre Degehet is the key contact for fintech-related matters, while the ‘efficient and reactive‘ Linda Harroch has a strong reputation for private equity M&A.

Luxembourg > Banking, finance and capital markets

Bonn Steichen & Partners provides ‘practical and solution-oriented advice‘ to institutional lenders and investors across a range of banking and capital markets work, from both a transactional and regulatory perspective. Experienced practitioner Laurent Lazard advises lenders and borrowers on deals implementing financing from across the capital structure, and is also noted for his securitisation prowess for both originators and sponsors. The ‘approachable and hands on‘ Pierre-Alexandre Degehet spearheads the firm’s efforts on the fintech front, while newly promoted partner Nuala Doyle provides ‘pragmatic advice‘ to clients engaged in fund financings and debt/equity capital markets matters.