Lawyers

Bernard Paul

Bernard Paul

Tel. (direct): +32 2 663 28 18

Fax (direct): +32 2 663 28 19

Email: bernard.paul@lmbd.be


Experience and fields of specialization

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) ;
  • 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.


Languages

French, Dutch, English.


Professional experience as attorney

Since 2011 : partner at LMBD Prioux, Brussels

2005-2010 : partner at Cairn Legal

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

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

Bernard is admitted to the Brussels Bar since 1992.


Education

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