Pierre-Alexandre Degehet, head of corporate M&A department of the firm, acquired significant experience in financing and corporate M&A during his time at Arcelor acting as senior legal corporate counsel. During this period, he was an active participant in Arcelor’s defence team against Mittal Steel’s hostile takeover, subsequently acting as special adviser to the chairman of the board of directors in relation to the cross-border merger that created ArcelorMittal.
Pierre-Alexandre’s practice covers a broad spectrum of corporate and transactional matters with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border merger and acquisitions, public takeovers, corporate finance transactions, as well as securities law, regulatory and general commercial matters.
His credentials include strong experience in takeovers (hostile or friendly) for major financial institutions and industrial groups but also small and mid-cap companies, as well as joint ventures and strategic alliance.
Pierre-Alexandre regularly advises companies and their boards, as well as investors, on corporate governance issues, on legal and regulatory responsibilities including directors’ duties, individual liability and contentious shareholders’ meetings. He is also active with respect to the drawing-up of, implementation, and compliance with corporate governance rules.
In addition to his corporate expertise, Pierre-Alexandre has been involved in a number of capital market transactions advising international and Luxembourg financial institutions and corporates on various types of financing, such as refinancing packages and debt restructurings. As member of the working group of the Luxembourg code of corporate governance of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, he regularly advises clients either in case of disputes or more generally for good practices code as well as matters relating to general meeting of shareholders.
Very recently, Pierre-Alexandre specialised in business process outsourcing (BPO) matters, specialising in multi-jurisdiction outsourcings and outsourcing in the financial services sector.
Mr Degehet is member of the Institut Luxembourgeois des Administrateurs and is constantly highly ranked by various independent legal organisations.