Inside Stibbe

Stibbe Luxembourg appoints François Bernard as Of Counsel

Stibbe announces the promotion of François Bernard to Of Counsel

Stibbe Luxembourg appoints François Bernard as Of Counsel

26.04.2022 LU law

Stibbe proudly announces the promotion of François Bernard to Of Counsel in the Corporate & Finance practice of its Luxembourg office. 

Version française

François is a recognized expert in the complicated field of cross-border mobility of companies, including mergers, divisions and conversions. He also has significant experience in a wide array of corporate and commercial law matters, including private equity investments and M&A transactions.

François holds two Ph.D. degrees in company law (Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve and University of Luxembourg) and an LL.M. in commercial law (University of Cambridge). He teaches company law at the University of Luxembourg and frequently publishes on various company law topics.

Due to his unique expertise, François was most recently entrusted by the Luxembourg Minister of Justice with the drafting of the bill transposing EU Directive 2019/2121 on cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions. 

François has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2011 and joined Stibbe Avocats in 2013.

Bernard Beerens, Executive Partner of Stibbe Avocats, commented: “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Francois Bernard to Of Counsel, which reflects our dedication to invest in our people for the long term and our continued efforts to strengthen our Corporate & Finance practice with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. François’ achievements are a testimony of his exceptional legal capabilities and this appointment demonstrates our commitment to continue to provide our clients with the highest standards of service.”

Team

Related news

11.05.2022 NL law
Proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Short Reads - On 23 February 2022 the European Commission (the "Commission") published a proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence (the "CSDD proposal"). This long awaited proposal – if adopted unchanged – will require certain (very) large EU and non EU companies to set 

Read more

06.04.2022 EU law
New RCS filing formalities

Articles - Following up on the statement contained in its Public Notice [1] dated 1 October 2021 regarding upcoming changes, the Luxembourg Business Registers (“LBR”) issued an Explanatory Note [2] further detailing the new filing formalities and requirements soon to be applicable with respect to the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (“RCS”). You will find below a summary of the points addressed in these documents:

Read more

16.03.2022 NL law
Voornemen Kabinet om vervaldatum Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie & Veiligheid wederom te verlengen tot 1 juni 2022

Short Reads - Het kabinet is voornemens om de werkingsduur van de Tijdelijke Wet COVID-19 Justitie & Veiligheid (“de Tijdelijke wet”) opnieuw bij Koninklijk besluit te verlengen. Daartoe is vandaag een ontwerp besluit gepubliceerd (zie ook: de kamerbrief). De huidige vervaldatum van de Tijdelijke wet is 1 april 2022. De nieuwe vervaldatum zal worden vastgesteld op 1 juni 2022.

Read more