Romain Sabatier is a partner with NautaDutilh and a member of the firm's Corporate team. He provides corporate, securities and insolvency advice on financial restructuring matters, typically for hedge funds, private equity firms and financial institutions. His practice also includes traditional M&A work, usually involving medium-sized private companies. Romain has worked in numerous jurisdictions, including Belgium, the Netherlands, France, England, the United States and, recently, Brazil.
Romain has extensive litigation experience before both the trial and appellate courts and handles domestic and cross-border cases, with a particular focus on security interest enforcements, complex shareholder disputes and matters involving acquisition and financing agreements. He has been recently recognised as the Insolvency Lawyer of the Year by Lawyer Monthly legal award and he is described as "pragmatic and technically strong" by his clients according to The Legal 500 2022.
Prior to joining NautaDutilh, Romain worked for another leading law firm in Paris and a Franco-Belgian firm in Brussels.
Romain has published various articles on cross-border insolvency issues, directors liability, joint ventures and the transfer of a company's registered office within the European Union.
Romain obtained his law degree from the University of Brussels (ULB) in 2002. He also holds a master's degree in private law from the Aix-Marseille University (1997) and an LL.M. in US legal studies from the University of Connecticut School of Law (1999).
Romain was admitted to the Brussels Bar in 2002 and to the Luxembourg Bar in 2007.
He is fluent in English and French.