Hadrien Servais

Partner, Brussels

Biography

“Excellent lawyer with an eye for both the legal and commercial requirements.” “very up to date, well connected and very knowledgeable.”
Chambers 2021

Overview

Hadrien Servais is a partner in our global Debt Finance practice, and serves as the Head of our Belgian and Luxembourg Debt Finance practice.

He has extensive experience advising major investment banks, private capital providers, private equity investors and corporations on a broad range of financing transactions and debt capital structures, including cross-border acquisition and leveraged financings (with a focus on syndicated facilities and direct lending transactions), refinancings, bridge facilities, bank/bond financings, and other lending transactions.

Hadrien splits his time between London and Brussels and is praised by his clients for his hands-on and pragmatic approach. He has been recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer by Legal500, Up and Coming by Chambers Global and a Rising Star by IFLR1000. Clients describe him as "very proactive", "solutions-driven" and having an "excellent knowledge of market" (Legal500 2021)

Before joining White & Case, he worked in the New York and London offices of two leading international law firms.

Hadrien was named one of "Belgium's 40 Under 40", a group of societal leaders under the age of 40 who jointly reflects on the challenges of society. 

Bars and Courts
Brussels Bar
Luxembourg Bar (Liste IV)
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
1st in class
New York University
Degree in Law, summa cum laude
Catholic University of Louvain
Belgium
Languages
French
Dutch
English
Luxembourg address: 14 rue Eugène Ruppert, L-2453 Luxembourg

Experience

JP Morgan, BNP Paribas, Rabobank and ABN Amro on the 2.03 billion term loan B for the acquisition of Cott's bottling business by Refresco.

A syndicate of banks led by Barclays and JP Morgan on the €2.3 billion financing for the acquisition of Swissport by Chinese conglomerate HNA.

Bridgepoint in connection with a large syndicated credit facility for their acquisition of Element Materials.

Barclays as sole arranger on its £550 million certain funds NY law-governed senior bridge credit facility to UK-based Delphi Automotive PLC and its US subsidiary Delphi Corporation for Delphi’s £1.07 billion acquisition of FTSE 250 company HellermanTyton Group PLC.

FountainVest Partners in connection with a $600 million financing for the acquisition of Key Safety Systems.

Barclays and JP Morgan on A $1.60 billion cross-border financing for chemical company Styrolution.

Barclays and Bank of America on a $2.75 billion term loan for the attempted acquisition of Office Depot by Staples.

Jefferies on the $1.05 billion first lien / second lien financing for the acquisition of TransFirst by Vista Equity Partners.

Citibank in connection with a $1.30 billion financing for Del Monte Corporation.