Marie Georgy focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A and has advised clients in business sectors including health care, retail, financial services, and energy. She has experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, restructuring operations, joint ventures, and corporate management. She also has experience assisting major financial institutions on cross-border financings, with a particular focus on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Marie worked in the Brussels and London offices of a U.S. law firm, where she successfully assisted, among many others, Bank Degroof, a privately owned investment and private banking institution, on its merger with Petercam, an independent investment firm; Cobepa with the sale of SGG group, a leading multijurisdictional financial services provider, to Astorg Partners; and private equity funds in various auction processes, including with the potential acquisition of the CEE business of a world leading brewer.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented Bank Degroof Petercam on the subsequent sale of its equity share in Landolt & Cie, a Swiss private bank to Landolt Holding.
Represented Cobepa on the increase of its equity share in JF Hillebrand Group, providing comprehensive logistic services for the transport of beer, wine, and spirits, to become the majority shareholder.
Represented HgCapital with the sale of NetNames, a leading provider of global brand protection and internet domain name management services, to Corporation Services Company.
Represented Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on a joint venture between QIA and BRF, the Brazilian food manufacturer, to acquire a 79.5 percent stake in Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii, a leading Turkey-based poultry company.
Represented PQ Licensing, the holding company of "Le Pain Quotidien," on various transactions.
- University College London (LL.M in Corporate Law 2012); University of Montreal (Exchange Program, 2011); Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (LL.M. 2011; LL.B. 2009)
- Brussels Bar and England & Wales (Registered European Lawyer)