Joris focuses on corporate and financial law, specialising in public acquisitions and listed company obligations. He assists his clients in public takeover bids and public offerings of securities.
He joined Eubelius in 2010 and became partner in 2022. He has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2010.
Joris obtained his Master of Laws degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
He assisted Ekopak on its initial listing on Euronext Brussels and private placement of €56.6 million (2021), and Hyloris Pharmaceuticals on its initial public offering (IPO) of €62 million (2020). He also assisted Xior Student Housing and Mithra Pharmaceuticals with their initial listing on Euronext Brussels and their preceding corporate reorganisations (2015). Furthermore, he assisted a large number of Belgian public regulated real estate companies (BE-REITs) and biotech companies on their public and private capital increases in the past few years.
Joris assisted the Adecco group on its €2 billion combination with AKKA Technologies and 3D on its public takeover bid for Zenitel (2021). He also assisted Giled Sciences on its $5.1 billion Transformative R&D Collaboration with Galapagos (2019). He advised Ablynx on its defence against the hostile approach by Novo Nordisk and its subsequent support for the €3.9 billion public tender offer by Sanofi (2018), and he assisted Vastned Retail Nederland on its €100 million contemplated public takeover bid for Vastned Retail Belgium (BE-REIT) (2018). Joris advised Bain Capital Private Equity on the proposed €390 million public takeover bid for Resilux (2017), and he assisted BEVCO (Santo Domingo family) with the Belgian aspects of the combination of AB InBev and SAB Miller (2016).
Joris teaches about listed companies as a guest lecturer at the Jan Ronse Institute for Company and Financial Law (KU Leuven). For several year, he was also corporate law assistant at the same institute and at the UHasselt until his mandate ended in 2017.
He makes regular contributions to specialised publications and gives lectures on corporate and financial law.
He handles cases in Dutch, English and French.