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Welcome to the website of FG Avocat, Belgium-based business law firm founded by Fanny Guilbert in 2017.

Fanny is a business lawyer registered at the bar since 2009 (Brussels’ Bar, Walloon Brabant’s Bar). She practices corporate law, M&A and contract law, in compliance with the professional ethical and legal rules applicable to bar-registered lawyers (in particular, legal privilege and professional liability insurance).

After practising for around 8 years successively within two full-service business law firms as a “pure” M&A lawyer, she wanted to broaden the scope of her practice in order to better meet the expectations of companies (by looking at all the legal aspects of business contracts) and at the same time rethink the way she used to practise as a lawyer (by integrating acquired techniques in interest-based negotiation, i.e. a form of negotiation that goes beyond traditional position-based negotiation).

So, she put on her entrepreneur hat and started her own practice and independent law firm in 2017.

She advises mainly (groups of) companies, listed and private, in various sectors of the economy. She also advises asset management companies and family holdings.

She enjoys fulfilling specific assignments for companies (aka “secondments”), the content and duration of which are determined together with the client according to their needs at the time.

She is motivated by multidisciplinary teamwork and enjoys working with other specialists on the projects in which she is involved.

Recent training courses she has attended include legal design, mediation and collaborative law.

She gains motivation and personal reward from learning as much as passing on. When on a mission for a company, she strives to leave useful knowledge and tools behind, not just delivering one-off legal advice.

For now, mainly and absolutely, she is thankful for the amazing opportunities she has to meet and work with leaders who inspire her.

Let’s continue the journey together!

Fields of expertise

Either on a need-basis just as traditional law firms, or as a lawyer seconded to a company for a specific mission, we provide legal advice, draft and negotiate contracts and other legal deeds in the following areas :

  • Corporate law (incl. incorporation, AGM/EGM/Board meetings, equity transactions, internal and cross-border transfers of registered office)

  • M&A (incl. due diligence, share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements, internal and cross-border (de)mergers)

  • Business Contracts (incl. strategic partnership agreements, contracts for industrial projects, licences, sales representative agreements, supply/purchase of specific equipment, specific NDAs in the R&D sector)

However, we are not law-centric and have a genuine interest for, and duly take into account, other considerations impacting the business of our clients, such as applicable sector-specific regulation, tax, financial & accounting aspects, logistics and supply chain (e.g. back-to-back contracts). Multidisciplinary teamwork is essential here.

Recent missions

  • Participating in its external and internal growth by managing legal aspects of several M&A transactions, incl. drafting and negotiating NDAs (investment banks, target and other third parties involved), LOIs, NBOs, performing and coordinating due diligence, drafting ad hoc legal reports to decision-making bodies and external financing providers, drafting and negotiating share purchase agreements, coordinating and drafting legal deeds for capital increases and drafting and negotiating related shareholders’ agreements
  • Coordinating (with local public notaries and chartered auditors) and drafting legal deeds to implement intragroup mergers, Belgian and cross-border
  • Drafting and negotiating specific NDAs in relation to R&D projects (involving i.a. schools, institutes, researchers and other stakeholders)
  • Raising and stimulating legal awareness in-house, incl. instilling ad hoc legal reflexes by training key departments (accounting & finance, sales, purchasing, R&D and logistics)
  • Managing legal aspects of various litigations
  • Creation and implementation of a “country opening process” involving all in-house stakeholders (360° vision)
  • Interco-agreements
  • Industrial contracts
  • Strategic partnership agreements
  • Contract templates (drafting and training internal teams)
  • Drafting legal publications in accordance with the regulatory framework & calendar (incl. corporate governance)
  • Contact point for the FSMA
  • Organising meetings of the corporate bodies and drafting the related deeds
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • Negotiation of industrial project contracts with clients’ business partners doing business in and outside of Europe (Africa, India and the Middle East)
  • Tailor-made shareholders’ agreements with various types of stakeholders (e.g. employees or free lances, private equity investors, business partners)
  • Tailor-made GTCs of sale/purchase/services
  • CEDR mediation in the framework of an international dispute in the industrial sector