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David Roger

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M&A; Banking & Finance; Private Equity; Capital Markets.


David Roger, Of Counsel, is a corporate and finance lawyer who focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and public takeovers. He has practiced in Brussels and London, where he has advised private equity funds, listed companies, investment banks, and other first-tier international clients in the energy, banking, real estate, and food retail sectors.


Prior to joining Jones Day, David advised on the following transactions, among others: the €1 billion sale of the global activities of a leading U.S. consumer goods manufacturer; the €5 billion sale of the worldwide pharmaceutical business of a leading European multinational; a €70 million debt settlement for a private equity infrastructure fund; a €13 billion rights issue of a European banking institution; $1.2 billion in bond issues for a leading Belgian retailer in the U.S.; and the €500 million sale of an equity stake in a company active in the energy sector.


English, French.


Admitted to the Brussels Bar.


Free University of Brussels (Law Degree magna cum laude 1990).


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Jones Day’s finance and capital markets practice covers all areas, from corporate lending and leveraged finance to banking regulatory matters. The team’s success can be traced by its impressive growth in recent years; it currently fields three partners, one of counsel and a sizeable pool of dedicated associates. In recent work, Matthieu Duplat advised Belfius Bank on the annual update of its €10bn medium-term notes programme, listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange. David Roger heads the banking and finance practice. Ferdinand Brughmans is also recommended.

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