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

  • 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 Région Wallonne, 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.
  • 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.
  • The Flemish Community issues €2 billion bonds, including their inaugural 30-year benchmark bondJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of a €1 billion 0.01% Bond due June 23, 2027 (7-year) and €1 billion 1.0 % Bond due January 23, 2051 (long 30-year).
  • Natixis, KBC Bank, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, HSBC France, and Morgan Stanley complete €1 billion Social Bond and €1 billion Conventional Bond by the 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 the 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.
  • 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 S.A. 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.
  • Belfius Bank and Belfius Financing update €20 billion notes issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance in connection with the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20 billion (US$21.9 billion) notes issuance programme.
  • Trafigura acquires majority stake in Nyrstar operating businessJones Day advised Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the operating business of Nyrstar, a multi-billion dollar global metals business.
  • Banimmo acquired by Patronale LifeJones Day advised Banimmo SA/NV, a Belgian real estate company listed on Euronext Brussels, and Affine RE SA, its reference shareholder, in relation to the launch by Patronale Life NV of an unconditional voluntary public offer in cash on all the shares of Banimmo and, in this framework, the commitment by Affine to tender its shares in the offer.
  • 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
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