Image of Arnaud Coibion

Arnaud Coibion

Partner, Brussels

Overview

Avocat, Member of the Brussels Bar
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Experience 

Arnaud Coibion specialises in corporate law, corporate finance transactions and equity offerings, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, including private equity transactions, mostly with a cross-border element. According to Chambers Global, he is described by clients as “very on the ball, pragmatic and considerate” and is said to ”quickly understand the needs of his clients and to find solutions to suit everyone”.

His experience includes advising:  

  • on the IPO of an international textile group on Euronext Brussels
  • a global chemical company on the financing (combination of rights issue, issuance of bonds and hybrid instrument) of its merger with a U.S. listed company
  • a multinational beer and beverage company on its merger with the world’s largest brewer
  • two electricity transmission system operators on a joint venture relating to the construction and operation of an offshore HVDC interconnector
    a consortium made of two natural gas transmission system operators on the acquisition of a Swedish owner and operator of gas transmission grid
  • several bank and insurance institutions on the reorganisation and disposal of their joint IT infrastructure platform vehicle to an IT group, combined with an IT infrastructure outsourcing agreement between the target, the buyer and the sellers;
  • the largest global energy producer on its business combination with a British listed international energy group; 
  • a global steel manufacturer on the spin-off of its stainless steel business and on the listing of the spun-off company.

Arnaud has written books, articles and papers on numerous subjects on company and financial law. He is a lecturer on company law and M&A at the Louvain School of Management, the business school of the University of Louvain.

He is co-head of Linklaters’ global Energy & Utilities sector.

Professional experience

2009 - Partner, Linklaters, Brussels
2008 - 2009 Counsel, Linklaters, London and Brussels
2004 - 2008 Managing Associate, Linklaters Brussels
2002 - Associate, Linklaters, London
2002 - 2004 Associate, Linklaters De Bandt, Brussels*
1999 - 2001 Associate, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch, Brussels

* In 2002, De Bandt, van Hecke, Lagae & Loesch merged with Linklaters

Education

2002 - The College of Law, London, QLTT
1998 - 1999 Cambridge University, LL.M
1995 - 1998 UCL, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Licence in Law
1993 - 1995 University of Namur, FUNDP, Candidature in Law

Languages

French, English, Dutch