Dimitri de Bournonville

Dimitri de Bournonville

Partner Brussels, Belgium

Dimitri, who heads Kennedys’ Brussels office, was admitted to practice in Belgium in 1995. He has extensive experience and knowledge in aircraft purchase, finance and operating leases and commercial transactions in relation to aircraft and aviation activities, cargo and passengers related. He assists airlines and other organisations in the aviation sector with regulatory matters, particularly in relation to matters concerning European Union.

Dimitri also possesses significant expertise in the general transportation, logistics and supply chain sectors and provides legal assistance as to all aspects of his clients' activities in these areas. He also has experience advising on general transportation, logistics and supply chain sector matters.

In addition, Dimitri has extensive experience and knowledge in regulatory (EU and Benelux), contentious (judicial and international arbitration proceedings), commercial and corporate matters, including M&A transactions and the structuring and negotiation of complex internal business transactions.

He is a member of the European Aviation Club and European Air Law Association.

Qualifications

  • Became a member of the Brussels Bar in 1995

Practice head Dimitri De Bournonville leads the advice to the company on setting up a long-haul airline with a Belgian base.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Market recognition

  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Transport'
    [Dimitri de Bournonville and Charlotte Thijssen] …"pragmatic in their approach and for providing spot-on legal advice."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer (Tier 1) for 'Aviation'
    "Practice head Dimitri De Bournonville leads the advice to the company on setting up a long-haul airline with a Belgian base."
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
  • Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • "The experienced Dimitri de Bournonville is ‘the strong link of the team’."
  • "Led by Dimitri de Bournonville, Kennedys’ team continues to further its first-rate reputation in the transport sector".
  • Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

 

Work highlights

  • Advising a major integrator in the transportation sector for the sale of two airlines and the restructuring of its operational and finance aircraft lease contracts portfolio in the context of a public takeover. 
Market recognition
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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

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    Leading Individual

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017