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Thierry L'Homme

Counsel, Brussels

“I focus on all matters specific to listed companies. I am the trusted advisor of several large BEL 20 companies. I bring reliable and pragmatic advice, grounded in many years of experience and a deep knowledge of the law and market trends. Complex capital raisings, public M&A, corporate governance and incentives are my main areas of practice.” 

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Thierry specialises in public M&A, IPOs and other equity offerings, company law and corporate governance, as well as incentives. He is also a member of Linklaters’ Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Belgium.

Thierry regularly advises a majority of the BEL20 companies. He has worked on many of the largest transactions involving listed companies over the past 25 years. He has developed a keen interest in advising REITs, tech companies and financial institutions. 

Thierry has been a member of the expert panel appointed by the Minister of Justice for the drafting of the new Code of Companies and Associations. He is also a member of several Euronext task forces and a scientific advisor at the University of Liège. He has written and spoken on numerous legal topics, as well as on diversity.

Work highlights 

Thierry has advised on a wide range of major corporate matters. These include advising: 

  • a Belgian energy company on its strategic reorganisation aimed at ring-fencing its regulated activities in Belgium;
  • a Belgian multinational chemical company on the financing of its merger with a U.S.-listed company;
  • on the merger between two listed food retailing groups, one of the largest cross-border mergers in Europe ever; 
  • on many large IPOs, which have included companies active in the following sectors: real estate, textile, biotech, personal hygiene solutions, postal services, etc.;
  • on many other equity offerings, including the largest offerings ever in Belgium, for companies active in the following sectors: energy, tech and biotech, fashion, chemicals, investment companies, beverages, financial institutions, etc.;
  • many of the largest Belgian companies on their corporate governance and the remuneration of their executives, regularly delivering advice at board level.

Professional experience

Thierry has been a member of the expert panel appointed by the Minister of Justice for the drafting of the new Code of Companies and Associations. He is also a member of several Euronext task forces and a scientific advisor at the University of Liège. 

Thierry is a sought-after speaker and writes on numerous legal topics, as well as on diversity.

Education and qualifications

Thierry holds a LL.M. from King’s College London (1994-1995) and a Master in Law (Licence en droit) from the Université de Liège (1988-1993). 

He works fluently in French and English and has a very good understanding of Dutch.