Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert





Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert’s main areas of practice include corporate and securities law, energy law, bankruptcy law, as well as mergers and acquisitions and life science related matters.

Fabrice's fields of specialization

Represents and advises clients in the acquisition and/or sale of various corporate entities that are active in sectors such as holdings, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, IT, food andbeverages, entertainment and media, telecommunications, transport and industrial equipment.

Represents and advises clients in private equity transactions.

Advises clients in de-mergers, divestitures, spin-offs and corporate restructurings in general.

Advises clients on public offerings, including take-over bids, listing and delisting processes, etc.

Advises clients on general commercial and corporate law matters and drafts all types of commercial contracts.

Prepares drafts of statutes and decrees in various regulated sectors, such as energy, banking and financial markets, gaming industry, etc.


Fabrice has authored and co-authored several publications in the field of corporate and finance law, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, the law of evidence and sale & purchase agreements.

Fabrice also represents and assists national and international clients in a variety of litigation matters, both before the ordinary Belgian courts and the administrative Belgian courts, and has been involved in various arbitration matters.

Past litigation included corporate matters (including shareholders disputes), energy, logistics & distribution, directors’ liability, product liability, bankruptcy, lease and general commercial issues.


He also assists clients vis-à-vis industry regulators and other public bodies. Fabrice regularly advises controlling families, high profile individuals and non-profit organizations.

“La simplicité est la sophistication suprême.”
Léonard de Vinci



Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert received his J.D. (“Licence en droit”), magna cum laude, from the University of Brussels – ULB


Fabrice is admitted to the Brussels Bar

Trainee / Associate at Bützler & Geinger (Supreme Court lawyers).


He holds a master (magna cum laude) in economic law (“Licence spéciale en droit économique”) from the same university

He received the first prize in the Belgian national legal service competition.
Fabrice also holds a « certificat de réussite de l’examen organisé conformément à l’article 478, alinéa 2, du Code judiciaire », allowing him to be a candidate attorney to the Supreme Court of Belgium.

Attorney at Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels (associate / senior associate)

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert occupies the function of “lecturer-assistant professor” at the University of Brussels – ULB since 1997 and teaches general civil law and contract law and since 2000 also commercial law.


Attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP – Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels office (senior associate / partner since 2002)


Partner at Dechert LLP, Brussels office
2005 – 2010


Founding partner at LMBD, Brussels
Since 2010