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Gilles Leyssen

Gilles Leyssen is an associate in the firm's Brussels office. He is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.

Gilles focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border private M&A-transactions, restructurings, and general corporate law matters for a broad range of clients, varying from start-ups to SMEs to multinationals. Gilles has experience in buy- and sell-side contract drafting (SPA and APA), legal due diligence, distressed M&A, private placements, financing rounds, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements, and corporate law issues in general.

Prior to joining the firm Gilles served as a managing associate for an international law firm in Brussels, where he was part of the corporate / M&A practice group. 

  • Member of the Brussels Bar
  • Co-founder and director of Road to Glory VZW
  • Gilles has written on various legal topics and is the co-editor of a book on the legal aspects of the video-game industry (Maklu, 2020).
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