Bernard Paul

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Bernard Paul specializes in corporate and commercial law.

Bernard regularly advises on all aspects of business carried on in partnership (partnership agreements, acquisitions, mergers and de-mergers, LLP agreements, incorporation, and partnership disputes)

Bernard Paul's fields of specialization

advises on all aspects of business carried on in partnership (partnership agreements, acquisitions, mergers and de-mergers, LLP agreements, incorporation, and partnership disputes)

acts as adviser and litigator in directors’ liabilities issues

advises clients in corporate restructuring in an insolvency context

represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes including litigation, arbitration and mediation

advises and defends directors before the criminal Belgian courts in the area of corporate criminal law (especially in case of bankruptcy) and white collar criminality

advises and defends company auditors in disciplinary and liabilities issues ;

advises on contractual issues and the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial agreements.

He has also developed a special expertise in sport law as Federal Adjunct Prosecutor of the Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football, and deals frequently as attorney with legal issues regarding the football law (football contracts, players transfers, regulatory matters, agents, sponsorship, restructuring of clubs), and professional golfers.

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Experience

1988

J.D., Université Catholique de Louvain, and LL.M in international law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, cum laude.
1988

1992

Bernard is admitted to the Brussels Bar
1992


Attorney at Gilson de Rouvreux, De Bluts and partners
1992-1995

1996

Attorney at Cruyplants, Eloy, Hupin (senior associate, / partner since 2001)
1996-2005


2005

Partner at Cairn Legal
2005-2010


2011

Partner at LMBD, Brussels
Since 2011