Michiel Fraussen


Michiel advises Belgian and international corporate clients and private equity funds on a wide range of corporate law matters in different sectors, with specific experience in the telecommunications sector.

His focus is on (cross-border) corporate transactions including private and public M&A, joint ventures and private equity.

Michiel was seconded twice to a leading Belgian telecommunications provider in the second half of 2021 and 2023, where he gained sector specific knowledge. In addition to his client work, he has been a teaching assistant at KU Leuven from 2019 to 2022.


Representative matters

A subsidiary of a multinational telecommunications company on the EUR2bn “network of the future” joint venture with utility grid operator Fluvius in Belgium.

A subsidiary of a multinational telecommunications company on the EUR750m auction sale of its mobile telecommunications tower business to DigitalBridge. This transaction was the first of its kind in Belgium.

A multinational telecommunications company, a world-leading multinational telecommunications company on its EUR930m voluntary and conditional public takeover bid for all outstanding shares in Telenet Group Holding NV not already held by it and subsequent delisting of Telenet.

Value Enhancement Partners and Ardent Equity Management, Benelux private equity firms, on the USD525m sale of Premium Sound Solutions, a leading global provider of premium audio systems, to Hong Kong listed AAC Technologies.

Domo Chemicals on the EUR300m acquisition of Solvay’s European Polyamide assets whereby Solvay’s US European Polyamide assets were acquired by BASF, which resulted in the creation of multiple joint ventures between Domo Chemicals, Solvay and BASF.

Chequers Capital, a European private equity firm, and Management on the sale of Sports & Leisure Group, a leading European artificial-grass systems provider for sports, leisure and landscaping, to US private equity firm Sun European Partners. 

Waterland, a private equity investment group, on the sale of Enhesa Group, a market leader in global environmental, health and safety compliance assurance, to CGE Partners.

Andera Partners, a European private equity firm, on the sale of Infra Group, a European leading multi-disciplinary network services provider in a wide range of utility infrastructure segments, to Intermediate Capital Group (ICG).

AAC Capital, a Benelux private equity firm, and Management on the sale of Corilus, a Belgian leading medical software provider, to Gilde Buy Out Partners (currently known as Rivean Capital). 

Apheon, a European private equity firm, on the sale of Beltaste-Vanreusel, a leading producer of frozen snacks, to the Vanreusel family.

Belairbus, a joint venture between Sonaca, Asco and BMT, in respect of the renegotiation and assignment of Belairbus agreements with Sonaca, Asco, BMT and Airbus in the context of the disaggregation of Belairbus. 

Energy Solutions Group, a provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, on its EUR70m capital raise to invest in energy transition in Belgium and the Netherlands and certain of its shareholders on the sale of a minority stake.

Pro bono

Teaching children about the law and profession as a lawyer through ToekomstATELIERdelAvenir (TADA), a school for supplementary education for children from underprivileged neighbourhoods in Brussels.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.