Advised a UK listed fire protection company, as joint borrower with its Belgian subsidiary, for the negotiation and closing of a £20,000,000 multicurrency credit facility from a major City bank, involving a security package at the level of its UK, Dutch and Belgian group companies.
Assists a Democratic Republic of Congo mining company, in cooperation with its main shareholder, one of the largest world copper and gold producer, a U.S. listed mining company, in the implementation of a $2 billion plus mine construction and development, involving complex legal issues relating to mining, corporate matters, contracts, taxation, real estate, environment, labor, procurement, resettlement of villages, enforcement of anti-corruption policies, etc.
Represented a Canadian listed mining company for the acquisition of a gold mine in Mauritania for a total of $278 million.
Represented a Canadian-listed mining company, in the closing, in association with a major U.S. listed mining company, of a partnership agreement with a Democratic Republic of Congo state mining company, for the development of the largest and highest-grade copper and cobalt deposit in the world, with mining rights on more than 1,500 km² in the Katanga; the matter involved complex issues of international contract law.
Represented a Dutch bank specializing in real estate development finance, as lender, for the refinancing of two of the largest shopping centers in Belgium, worth more than €100 million and €265 million respectively; for the financing of the acquisition of real estate in view of the development at the Belgian coast of a residential complex worth more than €80 million; as lender; for the financing more than €100 million of the acquisition and renovation by a Luxembourg-based real estate fund of three sets of office buildings in Brussels; as lender, for the financing of some €40 million of the acquisition and redevelopment of a shopping center combined with offices and dwelling in the historical centre of Ghent.
Represented a U.K.-listed real estate company for the final closing agreement and breakdown upon the termination of a letting and renovation guarantee period in respect of the prior sale of a landmark office tower situated in Brussels; for the acquisition of a landmark research centre with laboratories, research facilities and offices situated nearby the University of Louvain-la-Neuve.
Represented a Belgian operator of entertainment parks for corporate matters and assistance in obtaining and renewing operational/environmental building permits for individual attractions and for the extension of the parks.
Represented a leading U.K.-based casino operator in a number of litigation matters involving disputes concerning the interpretation of the legislation and regulations on operation of electronic gaming machines and the enforcement of gaming fraud.
Assisted a Japanese high-tech listed company for the acquisition of European multi-country manufacturers of high level technology.