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Patrice Corbiau

Partner
+32.(0)2.336.1902
Fax +32.(0)2.336.1901

Patrice Corbiau is a founding partner in the firm’s Brussels office. His practice focuses primarily on Belgian and international corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Corbiau’s experience includes advising corporations on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. He frequently advises international corporations on complex M&A transactions and joint ventures having cross-border aspects.

He also regularly advises on multijurisdictional commercial and contract matters, including on the drafting and negotiations of all types of commercial agreements, distribution agreements, consortium agreements, lease agreements and licensing agreements, as well as on E-commerce, fair trade practices and consumer protection in multiple EU jurisdictions. He has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Corbiau is particularly active in the healthcare, manufacturing, transport and logistics, real estate, chemical and technology sectors.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Corbiau practiced as a partner within another international law firm in Brussels.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • Advising a leading US Express transport company regarding all types of multijurisdictional commercial and contract matters, including commercial disputes
  • Advising a number of international companies regarding the negotiation of distribution agreements and the restructuring of their distribution network in Europe
  • Advising a leading US Express transport company regarding the extension of its hub at a major European airport
  • Advising a major US investment fund regarding the acquisition of several hotels in the Brussels region
  • Advising a leading French pharmaceutical company regarding the acquisition of a pharmaceutical laboratory
  • Advising a major investment fund based in the UAE regarding the acquisition of several real estate companies in Europe
  • Advising a European leader in the manufacturing of elevators, on a number of acquisitions in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Advising a number of trade associations regarding the incorporation of non-for-profits associations as well as all types of corporate and contract matters
  • Successfully represented a leading US software company in a court case regarding a multi-million Euro claim against a large telecom company
  • Successfully represented a leading US medical devices producer in a court case regarding the termination of a distributor
  • Successfully represented one of the largest US CNC machine tool builders in a litigation case regarding its 1.5 million Euro claim related to the construction of industrial premises
  • Successfully represented a leading European producer of polyurethane foam as regards its 4 million Euro claim further to the termination of a supply agreement by a large US customer