ThibaultDe Boulle

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5350

Thibault De Boulle advises clients on domestic and cross-border banking transactions (including acquisition finance, factoring/receivables financing, project finance, refinancings, secured financing, and syndicated loans), capital market transactions (debt, equity, and equity linked securities), M&A, and general corporate law. He also has experience in design, build, finance, and maintain (DBFM) contracts.

Thibault has worked on transactions across many industries, including construction, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, real estate, transportation, and utilities (including offshore wind).

Experience

  • Belfius Bank, ING Belgium, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited provide financing for acquisition of Wall!Supply by Grandeco Wallfashion GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV and ING Belgium SA/NV, as lenders, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited, as agent, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Wall!Supply by the Grandeco Wallfashion Group.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, and CBC Banque provide financing for acquisition of Decoscent SA and its subsidiariesJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, and CBC Banque SA, as lenders, in connection with the acquisition financing of Decoscent SA and its subsidiaries, including Baobab Collection SA, by Baltisse.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • 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.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • ING Belgium and KBC Bank provide acquisition financing of Dematra group by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV in connection with the acquisition financing of the Dematra group by Waterland.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • ING Belgium and Belfius Bank provide acquisition financing of Belgian companies Stover BV and Technics & Applications BV by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium NV/SA and Belfius Bank NV/SA in connection with the acquisition financing of the Belgian companies Stover BV and Technics & Applications BV by Waterland.
  • Northwester 2's offshore wind farm located off Belgian coast reaches operating phaseJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors, represented by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV as intercreditor agent and security agent, in connection with the project completion and conversion of Northwester 2's offshore wind farm located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast, whereby the project successfully enters into its operating phase.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank provide financing to Batopin NVJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV, as lenders, in connection with the contemplated financing provided to Batopin NV, a modern ATM service managed by four Belgian banks.
  • 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, Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Hauts de France, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank amend and restate facilities agreement for acquisition of Accent Etiketten by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Hauts de France, ING Belgium SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with the amendment and restatement of a facilities agreement which was, in part, set up for the acquisition of Accent Etiketten, a manufacturer of self-adhesive labels, by Waterland.
  • 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.
  • Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies provides financing to Weerts Group for acquisition and development of warehouse in Bury St EdmundsJones Day represented Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in connection with a senior secured facility provided to Weerts Group to finance the acquisition and development of an 870,000 sq ft warehouse at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds.
  • 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.
  • Cowboy raises capital in Series B roundJones Day represented Cowboy SA, a Belgian start-up that developed an innovative electric bike for the modern-day commuter, in connection with its issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Exor Seeds, HCVC, Index Ventures, Isomer Capital, and Future Positive Capital.
  • Belfius Bank and KBC Bank provide financing for acquisition of Moortgat Mometal BV and its direct subsidiariesJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV and KBC Bank NV as lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Moortgat Mometal BV and its direct subsidiaries by, amongst other, Creafund.