Alain is active in company law, business law and public economic law. He has extensive experience in advising and structuring of public entities and the management of public–private partnership (PPP) projects. He also acts as counsel for companies in preparing and conducting corporate litigation.

He has been a partner at Eubelius since 2000 and a member of the Brussels Bar since 1994.

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Alain holds a law degree from the University of Brussels (1989) and was awarded his doctorate in 1999 with a thesis on the concept of corporate interest in Belgian law ("Het vennootschapsbelang in het Belgische vennootschapsrecht. Inhoud en grondslagen").

Alain holds an LL.M. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, 1991) and a complementary degree in company law from the University of Brussels (HUB, 1994).

Alain is a law professor at the University of Brussels (VUB), where he lectures on company law (3rd year Bachelor) and notarial company law (Master after Notarial Master).

He is a member of the editorial committee of the leading general law journals Rechtskunding Weekblad, Tijdschrift voor Rechtspersoon en Vennootschap – Revue Pratique des Sociétés (formerly Revue Pratique des Sociétés) and Notarieel en Fiscaal Maandblad. He is also the author of a monograph (publication of the thesis) and the co-editor of several books.

Alain also regularly publishes academic contributions on company law and is a regular speaker at seminars.