MatthieuDuplat

Partner

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.70

Matthieu Duplat's practice is focused on capital market transactions (debt, equity, and equity-linked securities), mergers and acquisitions (including public takeovers), and stock exchange matters. He has extensive experience handling international and domestic capital markets transactions and assisting corporates and major financial institutions with all aspects of corporate and securities law. According to Chambers Global (2017), Matthieu is described by clients as having "strong technical knowledge and (...) excellent connections and reputation within the market."

Matthieu has written on corporate and financial law and has been a lecturer in financial law at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) since 2008.

Experience

  • Biobest obtains financing for acquisition of Plant ProductsJones Day advised the Biobest Group on the financing of its acquisition of the Canadian company, Morse Leasing Inc. (Plant Products), by means of a Belgian law governed loan agreement entered into by Biobest Group NV as borrower, and the issuance of notes due February 23, 2032 by Biobest Canada Ltd, as issuer.
  • 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, BNP Paribas, and KBC Bank complete €125 million Green Bonds by Immobel SA/NVJones Day assisted Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, and KBC Bank, as joint lead managers, in connection with the issuance and placement to retail investors (through a public offer in Belgium) of €125 million 3% Green Bonds due May 12, 2028 by Immobel SA/NV, the largest listed real estate developer in Belgium.
  • The Flemish Community issues €1.5 billion bondsJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of €1.5 billion of 0.30% Fixed Rate Notes due October 20, 2031 under the €25 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
  • 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.
  • Bank Degroof Petercam, Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, and KBC Bank complete €325 million EMTN Programme by Immobel SA/NVJones Day assisted Bank Degroof Petercam, Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, and KBC Bank, as dealers, in connection with the update and increase of the €325 million EMTN Programme by Immobel SA/NV, the largest listed real estate developer in Belgium.
  • Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens completes €1 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised the Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens (German-speaking Community of Belgium) on the set-up of their inaugural €1 billion EMTN Programme for issue of notes.
  • 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.
  • UCB issues €500 million Fixed Rate Bonds under its €5 billion EMTN ProgrammeJones Day advised UCB S.A. on the update and increase to €5 billion of their EMTN Programme and on the issue of €500 million 1% Fixed Rate Bonds due March 30, 2028 (7Y) thereunder.
  • The Flemish Community issues €1.25 billion Sustainability BondJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of a €1.25 billion 0.875% Sustainability Bond due March 21, 2046
  • Natixis, KBC Bank, NatWest Markets, and Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale complete €1.2 billion bond offering by Walloon RegionJones Day assisted Natixis, KBC Bank, NatWest Markets, and Norddeutsche Landesbank – Girozentrale in connection with the issuance by the Walloon Region, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, of (i) €700 million of 0.5% bonds due June 22, 2037 (16Y) and (ii) €500 million of 1.25% bonds due June 22, 2071 (50Y).
  • 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.
  • Belfius Bank updates 2020 long term warrant issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance to Belfius Bank SA/NV in connection with its 2020 update to the long term warrant issuance programme.
  • The Flemish Community issues €2 billion bondsJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of (i) €1 billion 0.125 % Fixed Rate Notes due October 15, 2035 (15-year) and (ii) €1 billion 1.0 % Fixed Rate Notes due January 23, 2051 (to be consolidated and form a single Series with the existing €1 billion 1.0 % Fixed Rate Notes due January 23, 2051 issued on June 23, 2020) (long 30-year), both under its €25 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
  • The Flemish Community updates its €25 billion EMTN ProgramJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the update of its €25 billion Euro Medium Term Note Program (under which the Flemish Community, amongst others, may issue green, sustainable, and social bonds).
  • Belfius Bank and Belfius Financing provide 2020 update to €20 billion notes issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance in connection with the 2020 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20 billion notes issuance programme.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 10, 2019
      Seminar on latest developments in financial
    • February 26, 2019
      Presentation on Release of Euronext Vade-Mecum from A to Z (2019) For Listed Companies
    • February 8, 2018
      Seminar on the new Belgian Companies Code
    • October 23, 2017
      Seminar for Listed Companies: What You Need to Know About Recent Legal Developments
    • October 5, 2017
      21st Annual AEDBF-Belgium Conference Series in Banking & Finance Law