Sébastien Binard is a partner in the private equity and real estate, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and insolvency practices of Arendt & Medernach. He specialises mainly in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, restructuring and insolvency matters.
He advises major private equity firms and alternative fund managers on the structuring and financing of cross-border buy-out transactions and private investments, the formation of joint venture companies and private investment vehicles, corporate restructurings, exit strategies, corporate governance matters and shareholder relations.
He also represents institutional investors acting as shareholders or creditors of companies experiencing financial difficulties (whether solvent or insolvent) as well as such companies, including in relation to financial restructurings, COMI shifts, distressed business transactions, cross-border reorganisations and insolvency proceedings.
Sébastien regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on his areas of expertise. He is a member of the legal committee and of the market intelligence committee of the Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (LPEA) and a member of the Business Law Commission of the Board of the Luxembourg Bar.
He was seconded to the New York office of Arendt & Medernach in 2008–2009 where he advised US clients on Luxembourg corporate law matters.
Sébastien is a member of the Luxembourg Bar and was a member of the Brussels Bar (Belgium). He holds a master’s degree in law from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium).