AurélieCautaerts

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.32

Aurélie Cautaerts identifies solutions to complex legal problems and gives practical, commercial advice to clients in the context of fast-moving M&A transactions. She advises clients on all aspects of business law, and her practice is focused on capital market transactions (debt, equity, and equity-linked securities), M&A, and general corporate and commercial law.

Aurélie has worked on domestic and cross-border transactions involving listed and unlisted companies. She has experience conducting negotiations, drafting transaction documents, and structuring and advising on M&A transactions and securities issuances.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Aurélie worked for a U.S. law firm in Brussels and Madrid and was seconded to a leading value-added distributor company active in IT and cybersecurity where she was part of the legal team.

Aurélie serves as a teaching assistant in corporate law at the Université catholique de Louvain.

Experience

  • Financial institutions complete benchmark €4.5 billion Green OLO by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of a benchmark €4.5 billion 2.75% Green OLO due April 2039 (the “OLO 96”) by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Tom&Co sold to VerlinvestJones Day assisted the shareholders of Tom&Co, a pet retail chain based in Brussels, market leader in Belgium/Luxembourg, in connection with the sale of a majority stake to Verlinvest SA, an investment company backed by the Belgian family shareholders of the controlling group of AB-InBev.
  • Financial institutions complete 30-year benchmark €5 billion bond offering by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of 30-year benchmark €5 billion 1.40% OLO (the “OLO 95”) by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Financial institutions complete €5 billion bond offering by Kingdom of BelgiumJones Day assisted the financial institutions in connection with the issuance of 10-year benchmark €5 billion 0.35% OLOs (the "OLO 94s") by the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Belfius Bank, HSBC Continental Europe, Landesbank Baden Württemberg, Natixis, and Nomura complete €1 billion bond offering by Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, HSBC Continental Europe, Landesbank Baden Württemberg, Natixis, and Nomura International plc in connection with the issuance by the Walloon Region (Région wallonne), a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of €1 billion 0.375% Fixed Rate Bonds due 2031 (the “Bonds”) under its €20 billion EMTN Programme.
  • Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley complete €500 million Inaugural Social Bond by French Community of BelgiumJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc in connection with the issuance by CFB (Communauté française de Belgique), a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of its inaugural €500 million 0.625% Fixed Rate Social Bonds due June 11, 2035 (the “Bonds”) under its €8 billion EMTN Programme.
  • Wereldhave Belgium issues €32 million inaugural green bondsJones Day assisted Wereldhave Belgium NV/SA, a regulated real estate company (RREC) listed on Euronext Brussels, in connection with its issuance of €32 million of 3.25% inaugural green bonds due March 31, 2026 in a private placement.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG and KBC complete €17.3 million placement of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NVJones Day assisted Berenberg and KBC Securities, as joint bookrunners, in connection with the placement of €17.3 million of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NV, the largest listed real estate developer in Belgium, to qualified investors in Belgium and the EEA.
  • Thomas & Piron Holding acts as issuer on €33 million inaugural bond issueJones Day assisted Thomas & Piron Holding SA, one of the most important players in the Belgian residential construction and real estate development markets, in connection with the €33 million inaugural bond issue in two tranches (2Y – 2.625% and 4Y – 3.25%), listed on Euronext Growth.
  • Belfius Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Natixis, and Nomura complete €1 billion Notes by Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Natixis, and Nomura International plc in connection with the issuance by Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of a benchmark issue of €1 billion of 0.65% Fixed Rate Notes due January 16, 2051 (the “Notes”) under its €12 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
  • Wilink and LFPI join forces to develop WILINK InsuranceJones Day advised Wilink SA on the strategic partnership between Altro Finance & Insurance (AFI) and LFPI Gestion to develop the insurance brokerage companies WILINK Insurance and Elitis Insurance in order to strengthen their leading position among individuals and SMEs in Belgium.
  • Natixis, KBC Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, HSBC France, and Morgan Stanley complete €1 billion Social Bond and €1 billion Conventional Bond by Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Natixis, KBC Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, HSBC France, and Morgan Stanley, as placement agents, in connection with the issuance of (i) a €1 billion 1.05% Social Bond offering due June 22, 2040 and (ii) a €1 billion 0.05% Conventional Bond offering due June 22, 2025 by the Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium.
  • Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG completes €52 million placement of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NVJones Day advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, as sole bookrunner, in connection with the placement of €52 million of treasury shares by Immobel SA/NV, the largest listed real estate developer in Belgium, to qualified investors in Belgium and the EEA.
  • Akiles invests in Castelein SealantsJones Day represented Akiles SA in connection with its investment in Castelein Sealants NV, a Belgian group active in the manufacturing and distribution of sealing products for facades.
  • Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC France, ING Bank, and Natixis complete €700 million Sustainability Bond by Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC France, ING Bank, and Natixis in connection with the issue by the Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of (i) a €500 million 0.5% Sustainability Bond due April 8, 2030 and (ii) a €200 million 1.25% Sustainability Bond due May 3, 2034 (to be consolidated with the existing €500 million 1.25% Sustainability Bond due May 3, 2034 issued on May 3, 2019).
  • Ardent Group obtains €33 million financing through EuroPP (loan format) for its gaming branchJones Day assisted the Ardent Group, an operator in the gaming and recreation sector, in connection with a €33 million EuroPP (loan format) arranged by Société Générale.
  • Proxyclick raises $15 million in financing roundJones Day advised Proxyclick, a software creator for visitor registration and management, in its $15 million Series B financing round led by Five Elms.
  • Belfius Bank and Kempen complete €69 million placement of treasury shares by BefimmoJones Day assisted joint bookrunners Belfius Bank SA and Kempen & Co. in connection with the €69 million (US$75.5 million) placement of treasury shares by Befimmo SA, a REIT listed on Euronext Brussels, to qualified investors in Belgium, the European Economic Area, and to a limited number of qualified institutional buyers within the U.S.
  • Belfius Bank updates 2019 long term warrant issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance to Belfius Bank SA/NV in connection with its 2019 update to the long term warrant issuance programme, taking into account the new Prospectus Regulation 3 requirements (risk factors, summary, etc.).
  • UCB completes €3 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised UCB S.A. in connection with the set-up of their €3 billion EMTN Programme for issuance of notes.