Phillippe is a local partner in the BeLux Transactional practice and the Global Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Philippe advises clients on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, equity issues, joint ventures, and private equity transactions in various sectors in both a Belgian and international context.
Apart from transactional work, Philippe also advises on general corporate law matters, insolvency law aspects and corporate governance issues for listed and non-listed companies.
Philippe has a law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven and studied one semester at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole on an Erasmus scholarship. Philippe also holds a postgraduate master’s degree in Company Law from the Free University of Brussels and an LL.M in International Business and Commercial Law from King's College London (University of London).
Prior to joining White & Case, Philippe practiced for 8 years in the Corporate M&A department of a leading international law firm, working in both their Brussels and London offices.
Assisting Battery Ventures with the acquisition through its portfolio company AnalytiChem Holding GmbH of the Belgian based Chem-Lab Group, a Belgian leading group specialized in the production of tailor-made reagents.
Advising CR-CP Life Science Fund, a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm, on its investment (Series B) in Novadip Biosciences, a clinical stage company developing treatments to regenerate impaired tissue in patients with significant unmet medical needs.
Advising Cobepa SA on the acquisition of Corsearch, global leader in brand establishment and protection, based in New York, from US Audax Private Equity. Cobepa is investing alongside French private equity Astorg Partners.
Advising global sponsor IK Investment Partners in connection with the acquisition of Innovad, a global supplier of animal health and nutrition solutions, in the context of a competitive auction process.
Advising Cobepa on the reinforcement of its shareholding in International SOS in the context of the acquisition of a minority interest by FFP, an investment company listed on Euronext Paris that is majority-owned by the Peugeot family.
Advising Swedish PE firm Ratos AB and holding company Bonnier Group on the divestment of Bisnode AB to Dun & Bradstreet. Ratos and Bonnier have signed an agreement to sell their entire holdings in Bisnode, excluding its business operations in Belgium, for an approximate enterprise value of SEK 7.2 billion
Advising global growth equity investor Summit Partners on the acquisition of a stake in CluePoints SA, a Belgian fast-growing provider of clinical trial management software.
Advising an American multinational consumer products company in connection with a range of divestments through asset transactions.*
Advising a major Belgian retail company on a cross-border merger with a leading Dutch retail company and the subsequent implementation thereof.*
Advising a worldwide leader in insurance brokerage in connection with the acquisition of a Belgian market leader in the same sector.*
Advising two market-leading Belgian travel companies and their shareholders with the sale of 50% of the shares in both companies to a Belgian private equity fund.*
Advising on the post-acquisition restructuring and streamlining of the activities of Belgian companies pertaining to an American international security group.*
Advising the family office of an international retail group on various Belgian and international investments.*
Advising a leading French group on the acquisition of a major player in the digitalization of the construction industry in the Benelux.*
Advising a world leader of innovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotech industries in connection with its investment in a Belgian biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative therapeutics.*
Advising a listed US company and a leader in the medical device industry in connection with its acquisition of a Belgian company active in the medical device industry.*
Advising a fast-growing and market-leading Belgian tech start-up and its shareholders with an important investment by a leading American venture capital fund.*
Advising a Russian steel group on a range of equity transactions both in Belgium and abroad.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case.