Violette Lebrun

Violette Lebrun


Violette specialises in corporate law and advises clients on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganisations and private equity transactions.
She has worked with public and private companies in various industries, such as technology, healthcare, telecommunications, energy, retail and consumer goods. 
Violette also assists clients with corporate law matters and has experience advising on restructurings and joint ventures.
She recently returned from a secondment at BNP Paribas in Paris, during which she gained valuable experience working in the Merger & Acquisitions legal team.


Representative matters

CVC Capital Partners on the sale of a majority stake in Corialis, a leading European supplier of aluminium profile systems for windows, doors, sliding elements, roof systems and conservatories with activities in Belgium, France, the UK and Poland, to Astorg.
Athora Belgium on the acquisition (in the framework of a controlled auction run by ING) of a Belgian run-off life portfolio being sold by NN, representing assets under management of about EUR 3.3 billion.

Orange France on a voluntary public takeover bid on its Belgian subsidiary.
Advent and its portfolio company, Circet, on the acquisition of a leading player in the telecommunications network services market in the Benelux.
Louis Delhaize on the sale of 57 “Match” and “Smatch” stores to Colruyt, together with a number of related transactions.
Quintet Private Bank, a Luxembourg-based private bank, on the creation of a single business unit, known as Quintet Europe, by way of cross-border merge of several of its European subsidiaries: Puilaetco in Belgium, Merck Fink in Germany and InsingerGilissen in the Netherlands.
Aviapartner, a provider of airport ground handling services, on an emergency convertible loan from the Belgian State through SFPI, in the context of Covid-19.
CVC Capital Partners on the acquisition and (related financing) of Gaming1, the entertainment division of the Ardent group and the leader in the Belgian gaming and betting market, with presence in nine countries around the world.
Celyad Oncology SA on the sale of its cell therapy manufacturing unit to Ncardia Belgium SA.



Master, Law, Catholic University of Louvain, 2019

Bachelor, Law, University of Namur, 2017

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.