Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert

Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert

Tel. (direct): +32 2 663 28 14
Fax (direct): +32 2 663 28 15

Experience and fields of specialization

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 regularly:

  • 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 and beverages, 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 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.

Professional experience as attorney

Since 2010 : founding partner at LMBD Prioux, Brussels
2005-2010 : partner at Dechert LLP, Brussels office
2000-2005 : attorney at Coudert Brothers LLP – Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels office (senior associate / partner since 2002)
1994-2000 : attorney at Coppens Van Ommeslaghe & Faurès, Brussels (associate / senior associate)
1992: trainee / associate at Bützler & Geinger (Supreme Court lawyers).
Fabrice is admitted to the Brussels Bar since 1992


Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert received his J.D. (“Licence en droit”), magna cum laude, from the University of Brussels – ULB in 1992.
He holds a master (magna cum laude) in economic law (“Licence spéciale en droit économique”) from the same university (1994).


French, English and Dutch.


Fabrice Mourlon Beernaert serves as Deputy Judge to the Brussels Commercial Court since 2004.
In 1994, 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.

Academic activities

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.


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.