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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 ‚ā¨1 billion sale of the global activities of a leading U.S. consumer goods manufacturer; the ‚ā¨5 billion sale of the worldwide pharmaceutical business of a leading European multinational; a ‚ā¨70 million debt settlement for a private equity infrastructure fund; a ‚ā¨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 ‚ā¨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 sizeable group, which operates as part of a wider global network, advises on the Belgian, EU and cross-border aspects of the full range of banking and capital markets transactions. Its strong market presence makes it a leading choice among corporates, sponsors and many of the largest and most active financial institutions. In 2017,¬†Matthieu Duplat¬†was the lead adviser to BNP Paribas and Belfius Bank (as the joint lead managers) on the ‚ā¨30m debut bond issuance by real estate developer¬†BPI Real Estate Belgium SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CFE, and he also acted for the same clients on the establishment of Extensa Group's ‚ā¨150 million EMTN programme and its inaugural notes issue. A notable recent equity offering saw Duplat advise Hamon & Cie on a ‚ā¨68.1m rights issue. Another key figure is¬†Ferdinand Brughmans, who co-led a cross-office team, which assisted¬†Blackstone with the Belgian legal aspects of the real estate financing of the acquisition of a seven-block business centre called Corporate Village. Also notable is of counsel¬†David Roger's advice to¬†Cr√©dit Agricole CIB, Soci√©t√© G√©n√©rale, LCL, Cr√©dit Agricole Nord de France, Banque Palatine, and other banks on the ‚ā¨105m leveraged buyout financing for the acquisition of Dupont Restauration.

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