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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.


  • 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.
  • SA Cimenteries CBR acquires Carmeuse's Belgian aggregate businessJones Day advised HeidelbergCement AG, through its Belgian subsidiary SA Cimenteries CBR, regarding the purchase of the Belgian aggregate business of Carmeuse SA (quarries of Moha, Engis and Aisemont).
  • Crédit Agricole and Société Générale completes €200 million convertible bond issue by Econocom GroupJones Day advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, in connection with the issuance and placement of €200 million of bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANE) by Econocom Group SE, a digital services company listed on Euronext Brussels.
  • Hamon & Cie completes €47.27 million rights issueJones Day advised Hamon & Cie (International) SA in connection with a capital increase with preferential subscription rights for the existing shareholders of a maximum amount of €68.1 million.
  • Belfius Bank and BNP Paribas Fortis complete inaugural bond issue by BPI Real Estate BelgiumJones Day advised Belfius Bank and BNP Paribas Fortis, as joint lead managers, in connection with the €30 million (US$35.3 million) 3.75% fixed rate inaugural bond issue by BPI Real Estate Belgium SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CFE and real estate developer operating in Belgium, Poland, and Luxembourg.
  • BNP Paribas, KBC Bank, Société Générale, and ABN AMRO BANK act as initial dealers on Ghelamco’s establishment of new €250 million EMTN Programme and issuance of new Notes for €101.6 millionJones Day advised BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and KBC Bank NV, as arrangers, and BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, KBC Bank NV, Société Générale, and ABN AMRO BANK, as initial dealers, in connection with the establishment of a new €250 million EMTN Programme of Ghelamco Invest NV guaranteed by Ghelamco Group COMM. VA.
  • Banque Degroof Petercam acts as placement agent in €130 million private placement by ARGANJones Day advised Banque Degroof Petercam SA, as placement agent, in connection with the issuance of €130 million (US$148 million) bonds in a private placement by ARGAN, a leading French real estate company specialized in the development and leasing of logistic platforms.
  • HeidelbergCement sells Compagnie des Ciments Belges S.A. to Cementir Holding SpA for €312 million ($339.6 million)Jones Day has advised HeidelbergCement AG, one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of building materials with leading market positions in aggregates, cement, and ready-mixed concrete, in connection with the sale of 100 percent of the shares of Compagnie des Ciments Belges S.A. (CCB) to Cementir Holding SpA.
  • 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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